Your Toolbox for the European Elections 2024

15 January 2024

Credits: The European Youth Event 2016

Every five years European Union citizens have the opportunity to choose their representative in the European Parliament, but most importantly to shape the European agenda. In 2024, European elections will be organised between 6-9 June, marking the 10th European elections ever organised.

2024 elections have the potential to build on the momentum created in 2019, when 50.6% of EU citizens participated – up 8 percentage points compared with 2014, representing an unprecedent turnover. This increase was also connected to a greater youth participation, which has the potential to be further enhanced in 2024, especially in a context where four EU Member States – Belgium, Germany, Malta and Austria – will allow young citizens to vote from the age of 16, and Greece from the age of 17.

Discover more about EU elections by checking the following online platforms:

  • Elections.europa.eu/en/ is the platform created by the European Parliament, offering accessible information about how to vote, how elections work and many other practical insights about the current Political Groups within the European Parliament.

  • Together.eu is part of the Together for Democracy project, run by the European Parliament, in partnership with a wide network of organisations. The platform aims to get as many people as possible involved in the democratic life of Europe and, in particular, to get out the vote for the European elections in 2024. The platform is designed as a community space where everyone can promote and share events, resources or other actionable ideas connected to the European Parliament and the 2024 elections.

  • 2024elections.eurodesk.eu is the platform created by Eurodesk to provide youth-friendly information about the EU elections, complementing it with youth stories and their motivations to join such elections. Furthermore, the platform promotes the video competition “If you were the President of the European Parliament, what would you do for young people?”.

  • Walkthetalkeu.com the platform is part of the Walk the Talk campaign, coordinated by the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) in partnership with an international consortium, and aims to support youth participation in the 2024 elections. The online platform provides information about the 2024 elections and advances a series of priorities relevant to young people while encouraging youth stakeholders to actively participate in shaping the European agenda.

  • Europeelects.eu is a platform focused on providing verified election data. It offers free and accessible information to inquisitive citizens, covering crucial aspects of elections from the local to the EU level. It aims to serve as a unique election hub by providing open access to data and live reporting on elections listed in an electoral calendar. Europe Elects is managed by a non-profit organisation that was founded in 2014.

  • Morein24 is a youth engagement campaign implemented by the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and co-funded by the EU. It is a comprehensive resource designed to foster political participation among first-time voters in the EU elections. The website contains links and important information specific to each EU member state, offering a centralised hub for comprehensive and easily navigable resources.

Authors

Participation Pool | Resources on Youth Participation & Media Literacy
SALTO Participation & Information

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) develops strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life.