Launch of the League of Young Voters (LYV)
Tomorrow the League of Young Voters (LYV) will be officially launched by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, at the YO!Fest, the annual Youth Festival organised by the European Youth Forum.
The league aims to become the electoral platform for young people in Europe and to tackle the ever decreasing youth participation at the European Parliament elections by increasing the level of youth-related information available about the elections, but also by encouraging political parties and candidates to directly target young people in their campaigns. Its launch comes one year before the European Parliament elections. The League will exist at “European level”, covering European political parties, but will also exist across Europe in member states, supported by the European Youth Forumís member organisations.
The League of Young Voters: http://www.youngvoters.eu