Thumbs of Europe - Vote on EU Policies

Creators

Who is behind this?

Maria & Fabian & Johann

Thumbs of Europe

https://www.thumbsofeurope.eu/

Belgium

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Idea

Idea pitch

Thumbs of Europe breaks down the complicated EU policy-making-process and presents EU law proposals in an easy-to-consume manner. Users can get informed on this platform and then vote on these current EU legislative proposals (Thumbs up, Thumbs down).

Why does Europe need your idea?

We are aware that the EU often deals with issues that are not sexy. Yet, they still matter – a lot. With Thumbs of Europe we want to trigger a more informed debate about Europe - through a better understanding of the sometimes underestimated extent of EU legislation. We want to inspire especially young people for a unified and effective Europe and give them an instrument at hand to be able to actively engage in the European debate and shape it. Moreover, it is our goal to create a European public sphere by not only supporting a national dialogue on certain topics, but by motivating more EU citizens to vote and debate about EUROPEAN politics - which they already love to do when it is about national politics.

What is your impact?

Within the scope of funding we want to grow our number of registered users to around 50.000 within one year. The final aim of the platform is to get a critical mass of users so parlamentarians and decision makers in involved in the EU legislative process will be ‘guided’ through the votes of the platform’s users.
We want to become known as the easy-to-read website for European politics throughout Europe where poeple get informed and have an easy outlet to raise their voice.

How do you get there?

Since the Thumbs of Europe launch in October 2014, we work on our social media presences and want to continue to provide high-quality content on our platform.
Right now we are making Thumbs of Europe more known in the Eurobubble, gaining traction within the well-informed European audience and getting more MEPs, interest groups and NGOs interested in our project to act as multipliers to spread the word about Thumbs of Europe.
In order to become known across Europe and finally considerably growing our user base we will extend the language and content diversity of Thumbs of Europe. We aim to provide our content in at least 5 languages to be able to offer the platform to as citizens as possible. In a next step we want to be present in national media to reach citizens in the member states.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

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What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Always looking for excited and motivated people to join us in our endeavours! Watch our video for more details: http://youtu.be/LpUBCrmxalY ...and connect with us for more updates: https://www.thumbsofeurope.eu https://twitter.com/ThumbsofEurope https://www.facebook.com/ThumbsofEurope

Team

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Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on March 17, 2016