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Spanish Students’ Organization campaign #VotaXLaEducacion shows promising results

During the regional elections that took place the 24th of May, the Spanish Students’ Organization (CREUP) organized the campaign #VotaXLaEducacion – based on similar campaigns developed by both, the European Students’ Union (ESU) and Danske Studerendes Fællesråd (DSF). The results couldn’t be more promising. Out of 13 Autonomous Communities where elections were held, nine governments that signed the campaign’s manifesto have been formed.

During the election’s campaign, Spanish university students were able to propose and vote manifesto commitments. The result of the participatory process was 1,731 proposals in the first stage of the process, which were later voted by 34,423 students. Parallel to this, numerous actions were carried out both in the Autonomous Regions and national level to publicize the manifesto and the supporting candidates.

The ‘Vote for Education’ manifesto was signed by 26 candidates from eleven different political parties who ran for the regional elections in 11 of the 13 autonomous communities in which elections where held. The autonomous communities of Castilla y Leon and Extremadura were the only two in Spain where no candidate of the political parties joined the manifesto. After the government negotiations 9 educationally committed regional governments have been formed.

The Spanish students’ representatives will oversee the work conducted by this newly elected governments to ensure that they stand by the commitments that were acquired during the elections.

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