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Traveling is no luxury but a necessity for mobile Europeans

The world is going through an unprecedented and dramatic health crisis. More than 100 million people have been infected with Covid-19 and nearly 2.5 million have died. It is an unimaginable tragedy on the scale of a century once expected to be safe from pandemics. No country, no region ofRead More

Position paper on the Challenge of the Covid-19 Pandemic for European Diasporas inside and outside the EU

The Covid Pandemic puts human lives in danger and stretches health care systems to their limits all over the world.  It is therefore important to find the right tools to alleviate this and – in respect of the principle of proportionality – progressively target such measures better as we experienceRead More

ETTW Webinar “How to engage mobile EU citizens to vote?”

Europeans Throughout the World(ETTW) webinar will showcase civic initiatives and best practice examples from across Europe which engage mobile EU citizens to vote. About this Event Best practice webinar 12.00 Intro: Elina Pinto, moderator/ELA 12.05 Keynote: Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’, ETTW president 12.20 Best practice examples | Q&A Lithuanian experience –Read More

Vaccinations, expats voting in their country of origin and respect of EU citizens’ rights across Europe’s borders

ETTW’s Board met January 21 to exchange views and decide on these issues which have been accentuated by the present Corona crisis.   The rolling out of the individual EU member states’ vaccination schemes often leaves European diasporas in difficult situations as to where, when and how to get theRead More

ETTW’s president, Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ wishes everyone a Happy New Year, despite the crisis

‘Join us, we’ll get through this together’ Dear members and partners, dear European expats everywhere, The world has been facing an unprecedented health crisis for almost a year. The number of victims unfortunately exceeds millions. Yet, human genius has made possible the development and authorization of vaccines in a recordRead More

Succesful Diaspora Voter Mobilization of Lithuanian Diaspora

One of ETTW’s top priorities is to make it easier for the European diasporas to participate in the democratic life of their countries of origin. This includes both cultural activities and voting in European, national and regional/local elections. To achieve this, active campaigning is important in order to make sureRead More

Niels Jørgen Thøgersen: Where do the European Expats live?

Many Europeans live in another country than the one they were born in. Either for a certain period – or during most of their life. They are normally called Expatriates – or Expats. You also use the name Diaspora. This was originally the name for Jews living outside Israel. ButRead More