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Luxembourg’s Ministry of Family Affairs, Solidarity, Living Together and Reception of Refugees has announced that the centre for intercultural social study and training (Centre d’étude et de formation interculturelles et sociales - CEFIS) recently organised a graduation evening for its latest class of voting “multipliers”.

The graduation evening took place in the presence of the Minister for Family Affairs, Solidarity, Living Together and Reception of Refugees, Max Hahn, MEPs Isabel Wiseler-Lima, Martine Kemp and Monica Semedo, and the head of the European Commission representation in Luxembourg, Anne Calteux.

As part of the “I can vote” campaign ahead of the European elections on 9 June 2024, CEFIS trained 89 multipliers aiming to raise awareness among their loved ones, members of their community, their neighbours, their colleagues and others to register to vote on the electoral lists. These multipliers come from all walks of life, and are of different nationalities, ages and genders.

Six training courses were organised in collaboration with the European Parliament’s liaison office in Luxembourg. To reach a young audience, training was organised with the Jugendrot and the centre for political education (Zentrum fir politesch Bildung - ZpB).

According to the ministry, thanks to the work of these multipliers, 30,605 nationals of a Member State of the European Union over the age of eighteen are currently registered to vote in the European elections on 9 June, i.e. a registration rate of 15.1%.