Living in the EU : European elections and democracy
Title: Living in the EU : European elections and democracy
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; GlobalStat; European Parliament; At a Glance InfoGraphics; 2019/635565
External link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2019)635565
The concept of participation lies at the heart of the European project, however recent years have seen a decrease in electoral turnout in contrast to the broader feelings of EU citizens of being part of a wider project promoting prosperity, social cohesion, unity and tolerance. Participation differs among different groups, and among the most explored is the gender gap in political participation, even though progress has been achieved over the years. Nowadays many European citizens show an increasing attachment to the EU, and its democracy, despite the perception of corruption and the challenges to press freedom affecting Member States to different degrees.
Type of Access: openAccess