Watch Young people dont vote because they dont understand the EU

first_imgYoung people do not vote for the European Union elections because they don’t understand what the Union is or does, Julia Fernández Arribas toldández is a volunteer with the European campaign entitled, ‘This Time I’m Voting’She explains that the campaign is aimed at promoting the right to vote among young people. Through the campaign, which also joined by a Maltese version known as ‘did-darba se nivvota – this time I’ll vote’, young people are informed about when the European elections are held and what the European Union actually does.According to Fernández in the 2014 elections, only 28% of young Europeans voted. The goal is therefore to increase the number of young voters in the May elections this year.Fernandez states that it was important for young people to understand the decisions emanating from the European Union and how they make a direct impact on their lives. She said this was the only way for young people to take the vote more seriously.Why young people do not vote?Fernandez said that it was not enough to say that young people do not vote, but there is a need to assess the reason behind why few do. She explained that many people have found alternative ways to participate in politics believing that change will not come by being active through making petitions, demonstrations and projects in society.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more