Background: The ECAS Citizenship Innovation Awards, launched by ECAS in 2020, give voice to citizens who wish to express their thoughts on their EU rights. In 2020, citizens were asked to elect the most EU mobile citizens-friendly locations. In the 2021 edition, citizens, academics, creatives and civil society organisations shared innovative ideas about EU citizenship. In 2022, citizens were invited to imagine renewed rights attached to their EU citizenship via our crowdsourcing platform.
This year, as citizens will soon be invited to elect new members of the European Parliament, our ECAS Awards will solicit citizens’ ideas on encouraging political participation. As a high turnout is crucial in safeguarding democratic values, we want to hear about challenges and solutions to foster political engagement.
Have your say on our crowdsourcing platform by October 31st 2023!
We want to hear your views!
In your opinion, why do citizens feel disconnected from EU politics? How can we increase voter’s turnout?
Do you have a solution in mind to foster political participation? What can we do to encourage young people to vote?
Want to participate? Please answer this questionnaire on our crowdsourcing platform! Feel free to add a visual (photo, video) to illustrate your opinion. All ideas are welcome!
In October 2023, you will be invited to take part in the second phase of the Awards. We will ask all citizens to vote for the three best ideas submitted during the first phase! The number of clicks on the crowdsourcing platform will count the votes.
Winners will be announced at our annual State of the Union Citizens’ Rights 2024 Conference in Brussels, Belgium… and will receive awards!
Interested? Please visit our crowdsourcing platform.
The three ideas which have gathered the most votes will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in Brussels in March 2024 and be rewarded with:
- A trip to Brussels to the ECAS Awards Ceremony (accommodation costs will be covered);
- A prize of EUR 200.
The winning ideas will be promoted through tailor-made videos produced by ECAS.