While summer days are quiet days in the streets and on the squares around the European institutions in Brussels, there’s one place that doesn’t seem to care much about the holidays: the campaign hub of the European Green Party. There’re nine months to go until next year’s European Elections. Nine months for our campaign team to translate the ambitious campaign plan into action. Aiming for more votes than in the 2009 European Elections, when we achieved our best result ever (7.5% EU-wide), our team is preparing a campaign that will be based on three pillars: personalisation, participation and transnationalisation.
Claudia Roth, co-chair of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, wrote a blog about our European Green primary and the experience the German Greens had with their primary, the Urwahl.
"The media referred to our decision on the primary as having set a new standard. By that we clearly left our political opponents behind. They were still deciding on their leading candidates behind closed doors and now got more and more in a situation where they had to confront themselves with the question why not opt for more democratic and open decision making themselves."
June 30, 2013
June 29, 2013
Full house, Utrecht: These wonderful volunteers are so many that tonight we did not have enough phones, nor computers for them. So they started calling with their own phones - people shared laptops and ipads.
Blog: Volunteers at the GroenLinks campaign HQ give an update every hour! Someone told us about an 80-year old lady who had convinced her friends in the retirement home to vote GroenLinks. And by the way, she was going to the train station tomorrow morning to hand out flyers.