- In a first moment (January and February) the working group which will analyse the manifestos will be formed. Would you like to take part? More information here! The group will meet in Lyon on February 22 and 23 (dates to be confirmed) and will define the central question on which the manifestos will be analyzed (for example youth policy, employment, ecology, security, energy, solutions to the crisis, etc.). They will establish an analysis scheme of the programs and manifestos of the European parties with the May elections of the European Parliament in sight and according to their positions (or lack of) on the central question defined beforehand by the young participants. Numerous examples of candidate ratings will inspire the elaboration of the evaluation criteria and the analysis format, such as the example of the candidate ratings of the French presidential elections of 2012 elaborated by Transparency International France ( on the ethics of public life), SOS Homophobia (on the rights of LGBT people), or Génération Précaire (on youth policies). This research and analysis will allow for informed and constructive debates on the European Union throughout the project.
- In a second moment (April 2014) a participatory debate will be organized in Lyon based on the analysis of the party programs and the themes of the election campaigns, during which participants and key actors will compare the proposals of the parliamentarian candidates and will be invited to compare their political choices and/or elaborate proposals on alternatives. The group of participants will then discuss and take a position with regards to the candidate proposals, thus becoming the ‘national rating agency’ of the parties and elaborating a vision of the EU they hope to live in. European parliamentarians (from the relative French constituencies but also from other EU countries) and the candidates to the European Parliament (EP) elections will be invited to attend and exchange views with the public and to react to social issues by explaining how their election to the EP would make a difference: a debate on ACTA, the fiscal pact, the parliamentarian budget, migrant rights in Europe, etc. Both throughout and at the closing of the debate, participants among the public will be encouraged to comment on themes central to the parliamentary elections.
Finally, prior to the EP elections, a journal presenting the results of the citizen rating agency AAA will be published, and will compare different party proposals relevant to the theme of the debate.
Would you like to take part to the project of find out more about it? Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (before February 10th)!
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