Voting is not only our right, it is our power!
Ludmila STUPARU: “In R. Moldova young people don’t want (don’t have interest) to vote. This is the most surprising conclusion of the Legal Education project conducted in R. Moldova. The Moldovan teenagers show only minimal knowledge about their role in electing the members of the Parliament. In some instances, their opinion is that judges from the Constitutional Court are creating laws instead of the Parliament. Moreover, with few exceptions, almost all high school students intend to leave the country because they do not believe they can have a decent future in Moldova. In this context, I will conduct a national advocacy campaign ”Voting is not only our right, it is our power!” targets first-time voters (18 years old) from R. Moldova, enhancing their knowledge about the electoral process with the aim transform their general anti-system attitude into constructive, educated criticism.”
- Research, based on the information available, on youth voter participation in R. Moldova;
- Identifying practical ways in the form of innovative ideas and concrete programmes to raise young people’s interest and participation in politics;
- Cooperate with members of the National Network for Legal Education to conduct “Democracy classes” in Moldovan universities, high schools, summers schools etc.
- Conducting a national advocacy campaign “My first vote” using social media and motivational short videos and memes.
|Areas of Interest||Advocacy
Children & youth
Collection of evidences
|Project duration||May 2020 - November 2020|