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2014 European Parliament Elections 22-25 May 2014. EUROPE MATTERS, VOTE FOR IT!. An initiative of the ENoP Working Group Citizenship. ENoP – EUROPEAN NETWORK OF POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS INDEPENDENT ACTORS IN DEMOCRACY PROMOTION, DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND POLITICAL DIALOGUE

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Enop european network of political foundations

2014 European Parliament Elections

22-25 May 2014

EUROPE MATTERS, VOTE FOR IT!

An initiative of the ENoP Working Group Citizenship

ENoP – EUROPEAN NETWORK OF POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS

INDEPENDENT ACTORS IN DEMOCRACY PROMOTION, DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND POLITICAL DIALOGUE

Rue d´Arlon 15, B-1050 Brussels ● Tel: +32 2 23 000 29 ● Email: [email protected] ● www.enop.eu

Network Coordinator: Mr Anne de Boer ● Deputy Network Coordinator and Project Director: Mrs Andrea E. Ostheimer


Outline

Outline

  • About the European Parliament (EP)

  • EP after the Lisbon Treaty: “more power, more responsibility”

  • Your Voice & the EP

  • Political Groups of the European Parliament - 7th legislature

  • Voting Rights and Eligibility. Voting abroad

  • ENoP information campaign towards 2014 EP elections


About the european parliament ep

About theEuropean Parliament (EP)

1. What is the EP?

2. Main functions

3. Organisation and work


Europe matters how ep elections impact our lives

Europe mattersHow EP elections impact our lives?

  • ERASMUS+ programme aimed at funding over 4 million young people to train or study abroad in the EU

  • Regulation on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the EU

  • European Health Insurance Card

    giving access to state-provided healthcare

    during a temporary stay in the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein,Norway and Switzerland


Your voice the ep

Your Voice & the EP

1) European Ombudsman

  • Complaints to the work of EC, EPSO, EP, etc.

    2) Petitions

    - ACTA

    3) European citizens' initiative

    - Right2Water!


The role of political foundations

Therole of Political Foundations

  • What are political foundations?

  • What are their activities?

  • What is their role in relation to the European Parliament elections?


Political groups of the european parliament 7 th legislature

Political Groups of the European Parliament - 7th legislature


Group of the european people s party epp christian democrats

Group of the European People's Party - EPP (Christian Democrats)

MEPs: 265 (2009)

Score: 36 %

Official Website:

www.eppgroup.eu


Group of the progressive alliance of socialists democrats in the european parliament s d

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament(S & D)

MEPs: 184 (2009)

Score: 25 %

Official Website:

www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/


Alliance of liberals and democrats for europe alde

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)


Group of the greens european free alliance the greens efa

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance(the GREENS/EFA)

MEPs: 55 (2009)

Score: 7,5 %

Official Website:

http://www.greens-efa.eu


The european conservatives and reformists group ecr

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

MEPs: 54 (2009)

Score: 7.3 %

Official website:

http://ecrgroup.eu/


Confederal group of the european united left nordic green left gue ngl

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL)

MEPs: 35 (2009)

Score: 4.8 %

Official website:

www.guengl.eu/


Europe of freedom and democracy efd

Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD)

MEPs: 32 (2009)

Score: 4.3 %

Official website:

www.efdgroup.eu


Voting rights and eligibility voting abroad

Voting Rights and Eligibility. Voting abroad

  • EU citizens may exercise their right to vote and to stand as a candidate either in the EU country of residence or in their home country (Act: Council Directive 93/109/EC of 6 December 1993).

  • It is ultimately a matter for each EU country to determine which persons are its nationals.

  • No one may vote more than once or stand as a candidate in more than one EU country.

  • To prevent double voting and double candidacy, EU countries must exchange information on citizens registered to vote or to stand as a candidate.


Voting rights and eligibility

Voting Rights and Eligibility

  • To have the choice of voting in more than one EU member state

  • Getting on the electoral roll

  • Conditions to vote

  • Standing as a candidate

  • Conditions to stand as a candidate

  • Compulsory voting: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece and Luxembourg


Enop european network of political foundations

THANK YOU!

Presentation by ENoP Working Group Citizenship

www.enop.eu


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