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Your vote matters. Vote D66!

For internationals, it is very important to get the right information and support from the moment you get here. Information about healthcare, housing, public transport, education for your kids and a lot of other things that are important to you. That’s why in the past four years we’ve invested in initiatives like the International Welcome Center North. We’ve constantly represented the international interest in the municipality council, also concerning the problems with housing for international students. We want to continue to represent and welcome you!

Why should I vote in the municipal elections?

There is one simple reason: it is your city too! The municipality plays an important role on issues such as traffic (bike, car, public transportation), leisure (sports, bars, cultural events) and facilities (expat centre, international education, public information). Different political parties have varying views on how these topics should be prioritised. There are also large ideological differences on how parties view topics such as immigration, sustainability and the European Union. You have a say in this, your vote shapes the future.

Looking for general information about voting? Visit youcanvotegroningen.com

What does D66 want?

Click here for an English summary of our plans

Groningen has many beautiful things to offer: a vibrant cultural climate, the most beautiful city center and good schools. D66 wants to strengthen this position. We give education the extra boost it needs, create a nice living environment and work on making the city and the villages greener and more sustainable. Will you join us?

D66 wants

  • To improve municipality services availability to internationals, and make all relevant information also available in English.
  • More affordable housing for internationals, students and starters.
  • Extra housing on the Zernike Campus for (international) students, also for temporary stays (e.g. a semester).

Good education

D66 puts education on the first place. Good education means a good start in life and the best opportunities for the future. We invest in pre-school education, sustainable school buildings, culture, sport and a lively student city. Regardless of your background, Groningen is and must remain the education municipality of the Netherlands.

Fine living

Groningen is a popular municipality and more and more people want to live here. That creates a housing-shortage. D66 is fully committed to create more affordable housing. But living is more than the house you live in. We choose diversity in neighbourhoods and villages with quality facilities, a lot of space to play and safe traffic.

Green Future

We want to make Groningen greener and more sustainable. We will plant more trees and provide additional parks. D66 stimulates sustainable energy and sustainable transport and sets course for a circular economy. Good for the inhabitants, good for the climate and it stimulates green employment.

International City

For internationals, it is very important to get the right information and support from the moment you get here. Information about healthcare and education for your child, housing, public transport and a lot of other things that are important to you. That’s why in the past four years we’ve invested in initiatives like the International Welcome Center North. We’ve constantly represented the international interest in the municipality council, also concerning the problems with housing for international students. We want to continue to represent you!

Vote on November 21st

In the past expats didn’t tend to vote. We would like to see that changed in 2018. Your vote matters as it can affect your life while you reside here and the life of other expats who might decide to make this city their (temporary) home in the future. As you have seen, D66 wants to offer opportunities to all inhabitants of Groningen, and that includes you! We hope we can count on your vote.

Have questions or problems? We will gladly help you: campagne@d66groningen.nl

Laatst gewijzigd op 30 oktober 2018