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State of the Union Citizens’ Rights 2024

18 April 2024
Towards a Stronger Democracy that Leaves No One Behind 

On the 19th of March 2024, we held the sixth edition of its ‘‘State of the Union Citizens’ Rights Conference’’. Given that 2024 is a particular year due to the European Parliament elections taking place, this edition of the conference focused on how to improve voting rights conditions as well as on how to foster political participation of all EU citizens, including underrepresented groups and young Europeans.

ECAS’ Executive Director, Assya Kavrakova, opened the conference by reminding the audience that, in 2024, a significant proportion of the global population would be eligible to participate in political elections, including those for the European Parliament.

Ms. Kavrakova underscored the imperative of achieving a high voter turnout during the latter, emphasising that the strength of European democracy is heavily dependent on the active participation of all segments of society, including non-mainstream groups.

ECAS’ Executive Director, Assya Kavrakova, concluded the conference by reiterating the paramount importance of voting in the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections in June. Additionally, she introduced ECAS’ new podcast series and voting app designed to provide EU citizens with information how and where to vote during the elections.

Watch the conference recording here and visit our Vote For Your EU app here.

Read the report below: