More than 700 Members of the Parliament will be elected to the European Parliament on 26 May. We think it is important to make a decision, but uncertainty is still high: Who do we choose? How are the seats divided between the national lists? What is the impact of the Brexit? What are the major political plans from 2020? In case of those, who are EU citizens, but not German citizens, there might be some specific questions. If they work and live in Chemnitz, there will be questions like: Can they also vote? What do they have to do for it? How and where do they have to register in order to be able to vote comfortably at their current place of life?
Joanna Bronowicka explains the basics of this election and discusses why a well-informed voting 2019 will also be important for the European Parliament. Joanna Bronowicka is a sociologist and director of the Internet and Human Rights Research Center at the European University Viadrina. In 2019 she is involved in the campaign register2vote.
A cooperation with Initiative European Studies e.V.
We meet at Berlin city halls to register EU citizens to vote. Let us know where and what time you want to come on the April 17th and we will be there to help.
We initiated the #Register2Vote campaign because we want EU citizens living in Germany to have a voice on the future of Europe. There are almost 4 million of us who are eligible to vote in the European elections on May 26
Some of us prefer to vote in the embassy to elect a member of the European Parliament from their home country. But for many, that is simply not an option – we live too far from the embassy or prefer to vote for a German list.
The deadline to register to vote in Germany is May 5. You have the right to vote here if you come from and an EU country and are 18 years old on the day of elections. You must have registered your residence in Germany (Anmeldung). Also, in the last three months, you must have lived in any EU country, but not necessarily in Germany.
Are you planning to register? Fill out this form and we will get in touch with the form, opening hours and plan a meeting so we can make it easy and fun! Fill out form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RUWVqLK0yoU0yoJznSPdaYWiu0Z5rVRxyr3X55RbZq0
We want to make sure that no one who would still like to participate in the European elections misses the May 5, 2019 deadline for registering to vote in Germany. We don’t want to leave any voter behind. More details here: https://www.joannabronowicka.eu/registe2vote
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/571621006658857/
Here are all offices in Berlin and their opening hours:
- Mitte: Müllerstr. 146, 13353 Berlin.
- Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg: Frankfurter Allee 35/37, 10247 Berlin.
- Pankow: Breite Straße 24a-26, 13187 Berlin.
- Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf: Otto-Suhr-Allee 100, 10585 Berlin.
- Spandau: Carl-Schurz-Straße 2/6, 13597 Berlin.
- Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Kirchstr. 1/3, 14163 Berlin.
- Tempelhof-Schöneberg: John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10820 Berlin.
- Neukölln: Karl-Marx-Str. 83, 12040 Berlin.
- Treptow-Köpenick: Alt-Köpenick 21, 12555 Berlin.
- Marzahn-Hellersdorf: Riesaer Str. 94, 12627 Berlin.
- Lichtenberg: Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Str. 106, 13059 Berlin.
- Reinickendorf: Teichstr. 65, Haus 1, 13407 Berlin.
Detailed contacts: https://www.berlin.de/wahlen/organisation/kreiswahlleitung-europawahl/bezirksauswahl/
Discuss with Yanis Varoufakis and other DiEM25-endorsed candidates about a new form of politics.
Panellists: Yanis Varoufakis, Daniela Platsch, Bianca Praetorius, Jasper Finkeldey, Joanna Bronowicka, Thomas Kellermann
Transnational politics has arrived! The movement DiEM25 facilitates a discussion between citizens and citizen-candidates on the first-ever transnational list for the European elections. These candidates are fighting for a Green New Deal with progressive solutions to bring democracy back to Europe! The women and men, nominated in an experiment in grassroots democracy, who will take the programme to the ballot box in May, will answer all your questions and listen to your input.
Panel I: The connection between local activism and a European election campaign
• Jasper Finkeldey, organising a campus tour bringing the European Spring to the Universities across Germany
• Joanna Bronowicka, organising the #register2vote campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections
• Thomas Kellermann, activist for the “Aktionsbündnis Lichterfelde Süd” campaigning for social housing since 2011
Panel II: Putting a new form of politics into practice in Europe and beyond
• Yanis Varoufakis, campaigning against austerity politics all across Europe for years
• Daniela Platsch, pledging for a new and people-powered approach to democratize Europe
• Bianca Praetorius, connecting technology with democracy, transparency and sustainability
Moderators: Laura Müller and Johannes Fehr
Come with us to encourage EU people to register to vote. We will have #Register2Vote leaflets, registration forms and other useful info material. Also, we will have music. But to have fun, we need you!
12.00 - Come at 12.00 to Cafe Karanfil at Mahlower Str. 7, 12049 Berlin for a short kick-off meeting when we explain basic info about who can register to vote and how.
After 12.30 - If you come later, you can find us by the East side of the field, close to the Oderstrasse/Herrfurthstraße entrance. We will have musing and Demokratie in Europa/Green New Deal Signs.
Link to a FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/426262731467421/
More about #Register2Vote campaign: https://www.joannabronowicka.eu/registe2vote