To make European democracy inclusive the votes of New Europeans are crucial. In the past decade, approximately five million newcomers from outside the EU acquired citizenship of a member state. Over eleven million EU citizens of voting age currently live in another EU country. For these New Europeans, policies decided at the EU level have a very real impact on their everyday lives. But for various reasons, New Europeans often do not find their way to the ballot box.
On October 24, 2023 the Migration Policy Group held a New Europeans Initiative workshop that delved into the barriers that keep New Europeans from voting. MPG and various other stakeholders will shared their recommendations on what works in get-out-the-vote campaigning aimed at people with diverse migrant backgrounds. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to experts and share your own insights on how to enable migrants to vote.
You can rewatch the workshop here:
About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)
MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.