past events

July 13 2018 - July 15 2018

IMS seminar: Grassroot campaigning

July 13, 2018 at 4:30pm - July 15, 2018

IMS seminar: Grassroot campaigning

This two day workshop organised by European Liberal Forum will bring together LYMEC Individual Members to equip them with tools to take part in the 2019 European elections and raise the number of young people actively engaged in politics on the grassroots level. The ultimate goal is to increase the voter turnout by raising awareness of liberal values among young people who are engaged in politics on a European level, while not necessarily being active in a national party.

The event is exclusively aimed at Individual Members of LYMEC. There is no participation fee, and we offer a travel reimbursement of 100 Euro per person (please save all your tickets, receipts and boarding passes in order to be eligible for the refund!). Accommodation and meals during the event are included.

In order to apply, please fill in the registration form and include a short description (under comments) on your motivation for applying for the event and how you would be able to support the liberals in the 2019 elections.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 22 June at noon (12:00) CEST

Draft programme:

FRIDAY 13 July

16:30 Opening and welcome

17:00 Setting the stage: LYMEC campaign plans, ALDE and national parties

18:00 Discussion on how to get involved, sharing of personal experiences

19:00 Closing of day one

20:00 Dinner


09:00 Getting the vote out – the role of grassroots in increasing the voter turnout

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Argumentation Training – Winning the Discussion!

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Online campaigning and support 1

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Online Campaigning and support 2

17:30 Impressions, ideas and possible next steps

19:00 Wrap-up and closing

20:30 Dinner

SUNDAY 15 July

Check-out and travels

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