Why Vote Match?
VoteMatch Euope 2014 has been started in October 2012. Representatives of 10 Vote Matches from countries all over Europe have met with the aim to realize a Vote Match for the European elections in 2014.
Participating in this project are partners from Austria (Wahlkabine), Bulgaria (Glasovoditel), Germany (Wahl-O-Mat), Great Britain (Vote Match), Italy (Cabine Eletorale), Poland (Latarnik Wyborczy), Spain (Elecciones.es), the Netherlands (StemWijzer), as well as Greece and Latvia (Providus) both currently developing a tool.
The ultimate goal is to realize a Vote Match for all 27 member states of the European Union. To reach this goal, we need to find organisations in the ‘missing’ countries to do this with us. If you work at such an organisation, please contact us and join our project.
In 2012 seven organisations who make Vote Matches in different European countries, have been accepted as 'Grundtvig Learning Partnership' and received funding on behalf of the Lifelong Learning Programme. This programme from the European Commission aims to help develop the education sector, as well as enable more adults to undertake learning experiences, notably in other European countries. The makers of Vote Matches will meet each other several times in 2012 and 2013 to discuss current issues and to exchange experiences that will contribute to the development of VoteMatch 2014.
In order to include as many European Union coutnries as possible in VoteMatch 2014 we are looking for further partners and support. For more information please contact us.
Aim of Vote Match
Vote Match is an educational tool. It has the potential to promote European citizenship, to better inform citizens about elections for the European Parliament (EP), teach voters about the programmatic differences between the contesting parties and to increase the voter turn out. By realizing Vote Match in all EU-member states not only a network between organizations in all participating EU-countries will be established, but also a platform will appear through which all users can get acquainted to the different opinions on all important European issues in the participating countries.