EFS ; Européens Sans Frontières
To strengthen peoples’ feeling of a democratic European Union all citizens need to be on equal footing. Granting the same voting rights as a country’s citizens to someone living in that country though being citizen of another EU country would contribute to this. Before launching a Citizens Initiative to this end the public must be convinced. To increase our chances of getting our initiative voted we plan to create a number of animated cartoons that promote the expats’ voting rights.
We plan to distribute our videos on Social Media and to as many European TV networks as possible.
It will put in sync where people live and where they can exercise their voting rights. Two people living under the same conditions (politically, financially (tax vise), socially) should have equal voting rights but one of them might not have the right to vote for those who govern that country.
That we reach a high number of views on Social Media and that we succeed in getting TV distribution in most European countries for the cartoons. That public opinion will be more positive towards Europe. And, finally, that the voting rights that we advocate become law in all of Europe.
By creating, and distributing short, humoristic, animated cartoons that promote the right for expats to have the same voting rights as the citizens of the country they live in. To do this we will write the scenarios ourselves but to actually produce the cartoons we will need the help of professional cartoonists and of people to translate the dialogues to other European languages.
12 million Europeans live in a European country of which they are not citizens. To deepen the concept of citizenship of the European Union it is important to grant them the same voting rights as the country’s citizens (after a transition period of x years).
For the European expats and the future European expats. But, also for a more democratic European Union, and to give a contents to the European Citizenship. To achieve this we have to get the 1 million signatures for our Initiative so our target group is the Erasmus generation 18-30 years.
Communication expertise would be welcome