Europeans Rights in Catalonia

November 21, 2018 | Life, Life Experts, Life Spain

We are a non-profit association founded in September 2018 in Barcelona by 12 EU Citizens from 9 different countries living in Catalonia, Spain aimed at representing the rights and interests of Europeans in Catalonia and to promote the European Union, its values and objectives, with a special effort on encouraging EU citizens to vote, strengthening a united and strong Europe.

We are politically concerned but not linked with any political party, and we are in contact with many other organisations in Spain and in other EU countries and the EU administration and institutions.

We care about EU Citizens rights, and promote the right to vote and campaign so that foreigners have access to exercise that right not only in the Municipal and European elections, but we are also asking for the transferability of our voting right from our home country to our destination country so we can vote in all other elections, including the ones to elect National Governments and Regional Parliaments in all EU Regions and Countries. This is so that we can enjoy the equality of rights and obligations that the EU purports for all EU citizens and also so we can fully integrate with our destination country.

Voting rights for EU Citizens
EU Citizens living in Catalonia currently have the right to vote on Municipal elections and on European elections. For now, EU Citizens cannot vote for the National or Regional Governments of the countries where they live.

Elections 2019
Municipal Elections and European elections, 26th May 2019.

In order to vote
You have to follow these simple steps:
1. Register on the “padron” at your local town hall.
2. Register on the electoral census online using your NIE with digital certificate  https://sede.ine.  or in person at the Censal Registry office Via Layetana 9, 08003 Barcelona. Alternatively, you can also fill in a form to register at your local town hall.
3. On the election day please note that the foreigners are listed on a separate A-Z list behind the nationals list (in case they cannot find you on the list, direct them to the foreigners’ list.

Please bear in mind that the electoral census closes for EU Citizens living in Spain Jan 31st 2019. Register ASAP and have your say!

Difficulty Registering?
Contact us at and they will help you.

Non-EU Citizens
If you’re a citizen of a non-EU country, you may still be able to vote – currently, nationals of Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago have the right to vote. To register you need to contact your embassy. If you are from any other country check with your embassy or consulate to see if an agreement with your country exists. In this case, the electoral census closes in Spain on January 15th 2019.

Other Actions
Don’t miss our Europeans in Catalonia Radio show Wednesdays at 8am on

Contact us!
Facebook Page: Europeans-in-Catalonia- 304089030340191
Facebook Group: Europeans In Catalonia
Twitter account: @europeans_in
Instagram: europeansincatalonia/

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