I was project manager and co-creator of the pan-European campaign #WeVoteForEurope. It was the campaign of the European music festivals to engage our audience to use their right and vote in the European elections (May 23 – 26 2019). It was initiated by YOUROPE (the European Festival Association), inspired by TAKE A STAND and realised with the great support of Volume and Roskilde Festival. A note from YOUROPE, why we did this:
We are the European music family. Together festivals, artists and visitors create spaces in which millions of people experience culture, music and arts every year. We are a great example of international togetherness, solidarity, acceptance, open-mindedness and cultural diversity. Our goal is to be social, responsible and fair. This can only be achieved in a free, open and peaceful society.
Each and every one of us actively contributes to the magical moments of a festival or a concert – before, on and behind the stage. We also actively contribute to strengthening our society by making use of our voting rights. Because that is the basic idea of democracy: all of us decide together in what kind of society we want to live. Be it at local, national or European level.
That’s why we go to vote. For the future of Europe. For the future generations. For peace and a strong community – not only in the festival sector, but throughout Europe.