Civil and political participation of young people on election to European parliament 2009 in Slovak republic
CERYS UCM /University of ss.cyril and method trnava, slovakia
At secondary schools in SR is studiyng 57.300 pupils in the age of 18 and on Universities in SR is studying on daily studies together 115.200 students in 18-23 ages. They will have the possibility for the first time to attend elections of 13 new member in European parliament (6.6.2009) for Sovakia. Special attention of sociological research (January and Juny 2009) is dedicating to problems of elections to European parliament. The aim of the research was to find out, how the first-voters are orientated in data of elections planned on the years 2009 and 2010 in Slovakia. The some questions are how are theirs intentions and real participation on presidential elections (March 2009), elections to EP (June 2009), election to regional counties (October 2009) and Parliament of Slovakia (June 2010). Research is the segment of the youth project Students european parliament in Slovakia. Project aim is to increase election participation of young people. In the year 2004 only 16,9% of slovak citizens attended the first election in EP, last place from all 27 members countries of EU.