Over the next nine months, the office of the European Green Party will prepare and organise the Green Primary and the common Green European election campaign 2014. Do you want to join and help us out? If you have a couple of hours, weeks or even months to spend on this exciting adventure with us, have a look at what kind of volunteer jobs we offer, for roughly ten volunteers.
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."
The European Green Party (EGP)