Europe is uniting behind the ambitious Green Primary plan, with Green parties across the EU doing their best to promote the e-democracy project in their country to make sure that as many who support Green values, take part.
EELV, the French Green party have started pushing the Green Primary through their website and the media. Press attention has been high, with articles appearing in major French media nearly every day since the launch. You can see some of the media here.
In Ireland, the Green Party were quick to start promoting the Green Primary after 16 year old Molly McKeagney from Ireland was the first person to cast a vote. Party Chairman Roderic O'Gorman, who attended the launch in Brussels, is keen for as many people in Ireland to get involved as possible. “This is a great opportunity for Irish people, especially 16 and 17 year olds, to have an impact,” said O'Gorman.
“Quite often, Irish citizens feel removed from decision making in Brussels. I'm proud that as a Green I can say that we're trying to change that. It's also a fantastic opportunity to get younger people involved – the best way forward for Europe is for young people to feel engaged.” The Irish Greens have already started pushing the Green Primary on a local level around the country, and will be starting a huge national push soon!
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, the German party, are making sure that everyone who visits their site are treated to a big banner for the Green Primary. They've also been pushing it in the media, and are hosting two Green Primary debates – the Cologne debate next Sunday! - you can find out more about these and the other debates here.
In Spain, EQUO are pushing both their national primaries and the Green Primary to get people engaged in European politics. Find out more on their website!
Remember, you decide Europe!