Post-Elections Advocacy actions

Between July 2019 and January 2020, a series of local political advocacy training courses and actions as part of the “I Choose Europe” campaign were organised by the Werbellinsee trainees together with JEF sections and partners in more than 13 European countries. These events helped young people develop their political advocacy skills to ensure that youth issues raised during the pre-election campaign remain high on the agendas of decision-makers at the European, regional and local level. Overall, approximately 722 young people were involved in the local campaign after the elections. The advocacy activities included, among others:

  1. Local advocacy training on 13 July 2019 in Rome, Italy.
  2. Youth advocacy training and action between 08-09 August 2019 in Krakow, Poland.
  3. Workshop ‘Game of Thrones – how to organise democracy?’ at the Jubel – European Democracy Festival on 7 September 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
  4. European coffee debate on 11 September 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  5. Advocacy training & action at Campus Europeo between 13-15 September 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
  6. Advocacy action ‘One hour for Europe – climate change’ on 26 September 2019 in Valencia, Spain.
  7. Advocacy training & action between 26 – 27 September 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  8. Regional advocacy training on 6 October 2019 in Grenoble, France.
  9. Training in public speaking and policy implementation on 12 October 2019 in Valletta, Malta.
  10. Advocacy training ‘Universal accessibility for young people with disabilities’ on 14 October 2019 in Athens, Greece.
  11. Workshop on EU opportunities between 18-19 October 2019 in Athens, Greece.
  12. Advocacy training on 19 October 2019 in San Ġiljan, Malta.
  13. Campaign stand at the Policymaker Forum on 19 October in Athens, Greece.
  14. Advocacy training between 25-26 October 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  15. Debate ‘Will the renewed European Institutions give new impetus to the European Project?’ on 8 November in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  16. Advocacy training days between 8 – 9 November 2019 in Leuven, Belgium.
  17. Debate with MEPs on 10 November 2019 in Valletta, Malta.
  18. Campaign stand at the Valencia Youth Associations Fair on 16 November 2019 in Valencia, Spain.
  19. Debate ‘What’s next after October 2019? Challenges for North Macedonia’s EU path’ on 18 November 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia.
  20. MEP debate ‘Bringing the Youth Closer to the EU Institutions’ on 29 November 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  21. Advocacy training between 30 November – 1 December 2019 in Tampere, Finland.
  22. Advocacy action at the Youth Rights Conference on 30 December 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.
  23. Youth LABs concept development between 1 – 31 January 2020 in Krakow, Poland.
  24. Training ‘How to implement our European goals on a local level?’ on 18 January 2020 in Paris, France.
  25. Regional advocacy training & action online on 03 February 2020 in Germany.