EU elections get closer and the Cross-Over project is on the road!
The CROSS-OVER project keeps on traveling around Europe for its awareness-raising campaign in view of the upcoming EU elections. Its second stop was in Slovenia, in Ivančna Gorica, where the second international event took place.
There, local and international participants gathered on 15-16 March to better understand the opportunities the Union offers to its citizens. The event, titled “What does the European Union deal with?”, was organised by the municipality of Ivančna Gorica, in cooperation with AGORA CE, and saw the involvement of more than 60 participants from more than 10 countries.
The first day, partners of the project gathered to discuss the awareness of the EU major domains of actions in their countries and the strengths and weaknesses of EU key policies set up and ways to foster participation in the upcoming European Parliament elections.
On the second day, during an “EU Market” the participants got to visit a weekly fair in Ivančna Gorica to discover more about Slovenian local products supported by the EU and the different opportunities offered by EU key policies.
There, Mr Dušan Strnad, mayor of Ivančna Gorica, and Mr Tomaž Smole, vice-mayor of Ivančna Gorica, welcomed the international participants and Ms Pavla Bednáriková, project manager at AGORA CE, introduced the CROSS OVER project. Then, Ms Patricija Šulin and Mr Milan Zver, Members of the European Parliament, presented the importance to vote in the European elections to have an impact not only at the European level but also in your local community.
The CROSS OVER project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme. The project aims at encouraging young people to reflect on political accountability through increased participation in the elections for the European Parliament. The basic idea of the project is to devise and stimulate actions that will effectively solve the lack of interest of youth in voting at the European level.