On Monday May 13th YOUROPE (the European festival association) launches its campaign #WeVoteForEurope for and with the European music festivals to engage their audience to use their right and vote in the European elections (May 23 ‐26).
#WeVoteForEurope is supported by 100 festivals and organisations from all over Europe. Together with its partners Yourope created a simple, but efficient and easy‐to execute campaign, that is rolled out through the participating festivals‘own channels.
The main tools of #WeVoteForEurope are the video featuring 13 festival colleagues from 12 European countries and the campaign‘s thankful message.
This is our message:
„Today, we are told there is nothing left to fight for. And yet you fight. You fight for the climate. For the end of sexism, for the right to love who you love, and be who you are. You fight for the end of gun violence and injustices done throughout the world.
We, the festivals in Europe, try our best to keep up with you, and create spaces where everybody can be free and enjoy each other and the music.
Thank you for engaging. Thank you for celebrating your freedom at our festivals. Thank you for participating in the fight for a better world and voting in the European Elections for a future in which we can continue to celebrate together at the European Festivals.
We want to show the effects of voting. We want to show the solidarity across Europe. We want to encourage everyone to vote in the European Election. We are saying THANK YOU for voting!
We would not have freedom of speech, protection of the environment, human rights, a free press and so many other achievements if it wasn’t for VOTING.
So, THANK YOU!“
#WeVoteForEurope video: https://youtu.be/Esg6XNt6WAg #WeVoteForEurope website: www.WeVoteForEurope.eu
#WeVoteForEurope is a campaign of the European music festivals to engage our audience to use their right and vote in the European elections (May 23 – 26 2019). It was initiated by YOUROPE (the European Festival Association), inspired by TAKE A STAND and realised with the great support of Volume and Roskilde Festival.
#WeVoteForEurope is completely independent and privately funded. It is carried out on a voluntary basis by its supporters.
A note from YOUROPE, why we do this:
„We are the European music family. Together festivals, artists and visitors create spaces in which millions of people experience culture, music and arts every year. We are a great example of international togetherness, solidarity, acceptance, open‐mindedness and cultural diversity. Our goal is to be social, responsible and fair. This can only be achieved in a free, open and peaceful society.
Each and every one of us actively contributes to the magical moments of a festival or a concert ‐ before, on and behind the stage. We also actively contribute to strengthening our society by making use of our voting rights. Because that is the basic idea of democracy: all of us decide together in what kind of society we want to live. Be it at local, national or European level.
That’s why we go to vote. For the future of Europe. For the future generations. For peace and a strong community ‐ not only in the festival sector, but throughout Europe.“
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