Termcoord European Election Countdown: Informed Decision


Between the 23rd and 26th of this month, all EU citizens have the privilege to make their voices heard. By going to the polls, we help shaping the future of the EU. This is an important election as the result will profoundly influence where the EU will be headed in the future. Knowing the importance of the European elections ahead, we all want to make an informed decision. This term originally derives from the health sector but it can also be applied to the election context. Informed decision here means making a careful considered choice while being provided with all the options and being aware of all possible consequences.

There are many ways how to keep yourself informed. First, you can follow this Election Countdown on dev.termcoord.eu leading up to the election, in which we present various interesting terms connected to the election and the EU in general. However, there are many other ways of gathering information about the election and the EU.

If you are interested in the election and want to get involved, you can check out and sign up to thistimeimvoting.eu and receive current information about the EP election and election related events in your region.

If you are planning to vote from abroad, you can find information about how to do so by clicking here.

In order to encourage yourself and other people to vote, you can get to know more about what the EU actually does for you and them on this website: What-Europe-does-for-me.


You can also install the Citizen’s App to learn more about who does what in the EU and how this is influencing your everyday life.

The following video also provides you with more information about how the election works




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This time I’m voting – European elections. This time I’m voting – European elections. https://www.thistimeimvoting.eu/. Accessed April 29, 2019.

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Written by Annemarie Menger – Communication Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Luxembourg) and a student of the Master’s Program in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a teacher’s degree in the form of the First German State Examination for Elementary Education, a BA in Cultural Basic Skills and an additional degree in Global Systems and Intercultural Competence from the University of Würzburg.