Newropeans is the first trans-European political movement which will run for European elections in 2009 in all EU Member States - with the same name, the same programme and the same objective.
Our aim is to help turning the EU from a bureaucratic top-down project into a democratically managed political entity. Today, we are facing a profound political crisis and a lack of political leadership in the EU which risks undermining the success of integration. We think that fresh ideas and necessary changes this time will not come from the national governments or Brussels. Newropeans brings new ideas to the EU and is a tool for citizens from throughout the EU to have their say in European affairs. Newropeans will only exist for fifteen to twenty years - the time for the democratisation to be achieved.
Newropeans is currently present in 12 EU countries. Every month, our network grows. We are totally independent from the EU and national institutions. Our movement is entirely built and financed by our members and supporters.
In June 2009, when the European Parliament is next elected, Newropeans will provide millions of Europeans with their first ever opportunity to truly ’act European’. We give citizens throughout the EU the chance to share their vote with all those, throughout the continent, who share a democratic vision of Europe’s future. This is where democratisation starts. At least this is Newropeans’ opinion. If you share it, then you are one of us!