Just in time for the start of the European election campaign, the VDMA is launching its initiative "Go Vote - Engineering industry votes for Europe". With this initiative, the Association calls on its members and their staff to take part in the European elections on 26 May 2019.
"The next five years will be a landmark for the future of Europe and we should not leave the decision to a minority. We therefore call on our members and their employees to take an active part in the debate on a future Europe and to vote in the European elections on 26 May," says Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of the VDMA.
It's clear that the mechanical engineering companies work together across national borders and market their products and services from Europe all over the world. "We are convinced that Europe can only meet the challenges ahead as a single entity. Securing our prosperity, seizing the opportunities offered by digitisation, ensuring a responsible approach to our environment, representing European values in the world - no single state can achieve all this, but only a Europe that speaks with one voice and is democratically legitimised," says Thilo Brodtmann.
The VDMA encourages its members to join the "Go Vote - Maschinenbau wählt Europa" initiative. The aim is to encourage young people from industry in particular to take part in the elections.
More about "Go Vote - Engineering industry votes for Europe" can be found here.