The Vote4OurRuleofLaw (Vote4ORoL) Fellowship is an initiative designed to engage young Europeans more actively in the European Parliament (EP) elections, aiming to increase turnout rates to levels more comparable with national elections.

This programme focuses on empowering young voters by highlighting the significant impact EU decisions have on their lives and the importance of electing politicians who are committed to protecting democracy. By providing education on the EP’s role and the importance of informed voting, the fellowship seeks to develop a well-informed talent pool of first-time voters to enhance electoral participation in the upcoming June elections and beyond.

Participants in the fellowship will work in teams on weekly research tasks under the guidance of mentors. These tasks are structured to equip them with the knowledge needed to make informed voting decisions and to persuade others to participate actively in the electoral process. The program includes a curriculum that covers a range of topics from understanding what motivates young people to vote (or not), the connection between national concerns and EU policies, the importance of the rule of law in European democracy, to a practical reality check on how the EP and EU decision-making processes work. The fellowship culminates in the publication of a comprehensive report, co-authored by all participants, summarizing their research findings and providing essential information for making informed choices at the EP elections.

Interested? Learn more here.

Want to apply? Fill out this form. (deadline: 4 March 2024)