#IChooseEurope” - proclaim several thousand young people today in Paris, where the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) and their partners launch their campaign for the European Parliament 2019 elections. The transpartisan youth federalist organisation calls on all the citizens, regardless of their political colors, to vote in May 2019 for a strong, united and democratic Europe.
In two and a half months European citizens will be confronted with an important decision - to cast a vote for their common European future, or to stay aside and look how their future is taken away by nationalists and illiberals. Our vision is clear - your vote gives you power to change the course of the debate, do not miss this chance to help creating a better Europe, a better future”, comments Christopher GLÜCK, President of JEF Europe.
“We believe in a Europe of values, where European solutions are found together on the supranational level, where local issues are solved together with citizens on the grassroot level, and where the citizens’ voices are heard and taken into account throughout the decision-making process - we choose Europe because in an interconnected world no one is safe alone, and no country is truly sovereign without Europe” continues Milosh RISTOVSKI, Secretary General of JEF Europe.
The launch of the campaign takes place during the annual #QuartierGénéral Festival organised by the French association of student networks, Animafac, bringing together more than 2,000 students. Following the launch of the campaign, JEF Europe is embarking on a journey across Europe to meet young people, MEP candidates and local politicians to debate about the future of Europe and bring the #JEFspirit in all corners of the continent.
You can follow updates of the campaign on the twitter account @JEF_Europe or by checking the hashtag #IChooseEurope
More about JEF Europe
The Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe is a non-partisan youth NGO with over 13.000 members active in more than 35 countries. Founded in 1972, the organisation strives towards a federal Europe based on the principles of democracy, subsidiarity and rule of law. JEF promotes true European Citizenship, and works towards more active participation of young people in democratic life.
More about the #IChooseEurope campaign
#IChooseEurope is a part of the European Youth Together: Road to the future project, designed to encourage and strengthen European-oriented youth participation for the European Parliament Elections 2019 and in the longer term for the future of Europe. The initiative is building on a strong coalition of youth and volunteer-led civil society organisations and a network of political stakeholders and regional authorities, and is structured around two phases: the lead-up to the European Parliament elections 2019 and their follow-up after May 2019 .