Sport as a tool to promote active citizenship: 9th edition of EuroPCom


Brussels, 8-9 November 2018 – Last week Ms Danijela Svircic, Youth Officer at ENGSO Youth, attended the 9th edition of EuroPCom, held in Brussels. As a speaker at the opening session she shared her campaigning experience and highlighted the importance of using sports as a tool to promote active citizenship.

The 9th edition of EuroPCom took place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. With the upcoming 2019 European Parliament elections and public distrust in the EU still dominating the national discourse and elections in the Member States, fostering democratic engagement and advocating for the European project seem to be decisive elements in 2018 for ensuring the future of the EU.

The title of this edition of EuroPCom was "Campaigning for Europe" and it provided a unique connecting platform in preparation for the election year ahead.

Around 1.000 communication professionals from all the EU Member States and beyond attended the conference to​ share their views at this largest event on public communication in Europe.


Danijela Svircic, Youth Officer at ENGSO Youth, is a social media ambassador and activist for the “This time I’m voting” campaign. The European Parliament launched the campaign with the goal of raising voter turnout in the European Parliament elections in 2019. Danijela, one of the top ten activists in the EU, was invited as a speaker at the opening session on Thursday 8 November. In front of over 800 people, Danijela shared her campaigning experience and highlighted the importance of using sports as a tool to promote active citizenship. On Friday 9 November, Danijela also participated in the workshop “Voices from the ground game.”


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