Similarly to the non-profit OpenPetition gGmbH, we offer commited citizens, as well as organizations, the opportunity to create petitions and disseminate them (for more information see http://you.wemove.eu). With this work, we pursue §2 Nr. 1 a and b of our social contract: the goal of promoting education and the goal of promoting democracy.
The aim of this is to promote stronger citizen engagement and participation in the formation of political opinion in Europe. YouMove is especially effective in that the Europe-wide petitions are in multiple languages. In this capacity, WeMove Europe gGmBH supervises the implementation of petition proposals, which are sent to it by individuals and partners from all over Europe.
Petitions in which the expected or measured interest of the citizens is particularly high are disseminated by WeMove Europe gGmBH to a wide range of interested parties. This is typically done by e-mail.
WeMove Europe gGmBH has developed a criteria catalogue by which these petitions can be accepted or declined. If a certain petition recieves a high level of interest by citizens, then we use the chance to make it known to a wider audience of people through emails, and sometimes through facebook.
In 2019, the number of petitions created and disseminated by committed citizens and organisations on our youMove platform (https://www.wemove.eu/you/your-campaign-starts-here) has continued to rise.
Our YouMove petitions were signed about 806,000 times. Through WeMove SCE mbH, WeMove Europe gGmbH gained 564,300 new contacts for the YouMove platform in 2019.
The feedback we receive from users of the platform informs the development of technical improvements, which has continued in 2019. By doing this, we make it more user-friendly to create and promote petitions across linguistic and cultural boundaries and in cooperation with others.
Marta Tycner is in charge of the YouMove project.
You can start your own petition here.
Examples of succesful Petitions