28 Jun, 2023

Renew Europe CoR: EuropCom discusses European elections

On 26-27 June, locally and regionally elected liberals such as Renew Europe CoR President François Decoster, Gunars Ansins and Dovydas Kaminskas discussed tackling disinformation, participatory campaigns and how to engage with young voters at EuropCom, the largest annual meeting point for experts in the field of public communication.

Decoster, participating in the ‘Activating voters ahead of the 2024 European elections’ session, discussed how to reach out to first-time voters: “The EU takes important decisions for our future that will shape the world in which the youngest generations will live. Decisions to fight climate change or to transform our economy take time to be implemented, but the youngest generations should commit themselves to ensure the respect of the targets fixed for the long run. Thus, participation of the youngest generations should be higher for each European election!”.

He also added: “The main questions should be: who are we voting for and why?”.

One of Renew Europe CoR’s Young Elected Politicians represented the European outermost regions. Hélène Pollozec came from the overseas French department of Mayotte, participating in the ideas lab on ‘Audience segmentation as communication strategy’. “The EU is part of our daily lives and this EuropCom conference shows it’s very important for democracy to share experiences and ideas and keeping in touch with our European side. In Mayotte for instance, we are both African and European as we are part of the African continent but we have a more euro-centric mindset as the European level affects us as well,” she said.

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