The European Parliament Elections are a moment in which individuals can have their say on the future of the European Union. Voting is always important, be it at a local, national or European level and is an opportunity to have your say on topics you care about.
Your vote will decide which Members of the European Parliament will represent you in preparing new laws and will influence the election of the European Commission. These decisions will shape your daily life and that of many others.
This page has been developed by EASPD to inform EASPD members and others about the election process.
- November 2023- January 2024: National Manifestos developed by local parties.
- January-February 2024: Selection of EU candidates for the European Parliament Elections
- March-May 2024: Pre-electoral Campaigns
- May-June 2024: Electoral Campaigns
- 6-9th June 2024: European Parliament Elections
- June-September 2024- Formation of European Parliament
- October-December 2024: Nominations of European Commission Commissioners
Why are the elections important for social care and support service providers?:
Members of the European Parliament are elected for 5 years, they are spokespersons and can carry your messages and concerns from a regional, national and European level. By representing your concerns your MEP can consequently influence the future policy agenda, including the delivery of a more social and inclusive Europe.
At the same time the European Parliament shapes EU policy priorities which have an impact at local, regional and national levels, for example legislation concerning public procurement, state aid, some aspects of labour law, financing, etc).
Supporting accessible elections for persons with disabilities
Below are a number of resources on supporting accessible elections for persons with disabilities
- Easy to Read Materials on the European Elections
- Guide of good electoral practices in Member States addressing the participation of citizens with disabilities in the electoral process.
- Political participation of people with disabilities in the EU
- European Parliament Elections Webpage How to Vote
- Political Party Webpage
- European Parliament Elections Webpage