Today the polls are open in one of the biggest decisions handed to the British electorate in history. A vote in a general election just decides on the government for up to five years but the vote on whether to stay in the EU could be a decision that lasts a lot longer. The last referendum on Europe was in 1975, 41 years ago, or half a lifetime so many voters may never again vote on Britain’s place in or out of Europe.That long period of time is also why this referendum matters immensely to young people, even those who are not yet able to vote.
IDEA NL celebrated its 15th anniversary in November. In those fifteen years, we have cooperated with many different partners, donors and hosts to our events, but most importantly, with our members and the other IDEA offices. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to present our fellow IDEA offices, and thank them for their contributions. First off: IDEA UK.