VoteSwiper App for European Elections
Problem Statement: Brexit and other political events demonstrate that younger generations are becoming increasingly detached from politics and that their voice is not being heard. Young people do not trust institutions and lack resources that allow them to be better informed.
Target Group: European youth eligible for voting in the EU elections.
Proposed Solution: The project boosts voter turnout of young people within the EUby launching an app across all EU countries that allow it. The user interface allows the user to match tinder-like with the user's most affinitive parties by swiping left and right on political questions. Each question has an explanatory video that allows learning more about politics. This results in a ranking of parties that fit best to you, as well as a playful way of learning more about politics.
Hub Activities: The app has successfully launched as WahlSwiper for past German elections (www.wahlswiper.de by Movact), reaching over 1 million. Now, we are activating our network to set up teams in each country, to create country-specific content.
For now, we need 1) funding for the app, especially the video content, and 2) to spread the word to find active volunteers.
Impact and Reach:
- +1 million website visitors
- +25 Million Swipes (1 Million in Germany)
- In July 2019, more than 1 million users
For more information, please visit: www.voterswiper.org