At its General Assembly on 29 March 2019, the CNUE decided to join the European Parliament’s “This time I’m voting” campaign. This pan-European and non-political campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible to vote in the next European elections, which will take place from 23 to 26 May 2019. Pierre-Luc Vogel, President of the CNUE, said: “In the context of the social, economic and political challenges facing the European Union, it is our duty to raise awareness of the importance of the European elections. We must ensure that the abstentionist party is not the main European party.”
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Parliament
In the presence of the European Parliament’s director for communications with citizens, Mr Stephen Clark, the CNUE support was formalised with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, under which the CNUE undertakes to promote the campaign among notaries and citizens. The CNUE’s mission will be to highlight the importance and relevance of the European elections and to encourage notaries and citizens to vote in May in an informed way. It will do so through a series of coordinated initiatives at EU level, implemented by its national members.
The platform www.thistimeimvoting.eu
This platform was launched by the European Parliament in 24 languages. It supports more than 150,000 volunteers in all Member States who have registered and committed to convincing citizens to vote. These volunteers bring people together, discuss issues that concern them and the future of Europe. Parliament’s liaison offices in all Member States act as information centres adapted to local needs. They support public debate by offering local platforms, easy-to-access online tools, seminars and information materials.
Support the campaign by registering on the European Parliament’s website www.ttimv.eu/notaries or on social media with the hashtag #thistimeimvoting.