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European Parliament elections 2024

Updated: Mar 11

What do the European Parliament elections mean and why should we consider this event really important? These choices give almost every individual more freedom to express their thoughts clearly and intelligibly. The benefits of EU membership include the ability to defend your positions and seek solutions for the benefit of EU citizens. In 2024, the Czech Republic celebrates 20 years of membership in the EU, which has resulted in a number of successful key policies.

The EU strategic agenda for the period 2019-2024 sets four priorities:

  • Protection of citizens and freedoms.

  • Developing a strong and vibrant economic base.

  • Building a climate neutral, green, fair and social Europe.

  • Promoting European interests and values on the global stage.

These are topics that still require attention, and it is necessary to find solutions for each country in the EU. Some areas are still open, whether it is the solution to the migration crisis, climate change, national indebtedness, the adoption of the euro, food prices, or any other problem.

The European elections represent one of the biggest democratic votes in the world! Every five years, citizens elect more than 700 members of the European Parliament to represent them. Once elected, they join political groups according to their political beliefs. EU citizens can vote or stand for elections in their own country or in the EU country where they live.

For multicultural centers, the elections to the European Parliament are interesting for several reasons:

  1. Representation of diversity: The European Parliament is made up of MEPs from different EU member states, ensuring that different cultures, languages and opinions are represented. We monitor how these aspects are taken into account in the creation of EU policies.

  2. Migration policies: This is important as multicultural centers often deal with issues of migration, integration and minority rights. Elections to the European Parliament can influence policy-making on migration and minority rights across the EU.

  3. Support for multiculturalism: In some countries, politicians elected to the European Parliament can be strong supporters of multiculturalism and support policies that enhance cultural diversity in Europe.

  4. Concern for human rights: The European Parliament deals with issues of human rights and freedoms. We follow how issues related to the protection of minority rights and the fight against discrimination are resolved in the European Parliament.

  5. Dialogue between cultures: Parliamentary debates and decision-making processes can provide a platform for dialogue between different cultures and viewpoints, which can be very inspiring for a multicultural center.

Every EU citizen has the right to vote in the European elections in the Czech Republic if they are at least 18 years old on the day of the election and are a Czech citizen or an EU citizen registered in the territory of the Czech Republic at least 45 days before the elections. Don't forget to cast your vote and take part in shaping the future of Europe!

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the Czech Republic on Friday, June 7 (voting starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.) and Saturday, June 8 (voting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.).

How to vote in the Czech Republic? Learn more here.

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