Tom Brouwers, Jorien Migchielsen, Volkan Memiş- Beeld: Raoul Hollants
D66 strives for an inclusive, lively and sustainable city.
A city where everybody feels welcome and free to be themselves.
The future Eindhoven offers something to do for everyone, at all hours day and night; a sustainable city with lots of greenery, where it is pleasant to live.
We welcome you to join us in this effort and to vote for D66 during the upcoming municipal elections on March 14-15-16th.
Investing in education
Real equal opportunities begin at an early age. That’s why we have early childhood education. In addition to that D66 wants what we call ‘a rich school day’. That means plenty of sports and culture in the classroom, so all children can experience their benefits. Homework support and a healthy meal are also part of a rich school day. In this digital age, a laptop or tablet must be available for every child.
There is a great need for well-educated craftsmen (MBO-educated). But MBO-students have trouble finding an internship. The municipality must address this issue together with local businesses. Together with the successful businesses of Brainport we can create more internships for these students, but also for refugees who want to start working in their new country. But Brainport-businesses can also help by investing in our neighborhoods and by sponsorships of our sport and culture clubs.
In Eindhoven we need everybody. Everybody is valuable. Young people that come to rely on benefits often lack a diploma. That’s why D66 wants an Eindhoven Development Fund. All people on benefits should be able to turn to this fund and be helped with investing in their future, by following a training program or getting that education to get that diploma. Seniors who have lost their jobs and are looking for new skills should also be able to make use of this Fund.
Green and Sustainable
Everybody can contribute in the fight against climate change. That’s why we want to make it easier to insulate your home and make it more sustainable. When you buy a house you should be able to get good advice on sustainable renovation quickly. We believe it’s best to separate garbage at home. But we want to make it easier, by collecting all of it at your doorstep. Big bulky waste should be collected in every street, once a year. This will help to prevent dumping of garbage.
Greenery and nature in peoples surroundings improves their lives, it makes us happier. Eindhoven is a relatively green city. D66 wants to cherish and strengthen the green character. In all areas of the city people should be able to enjoy nature. The municipality should therefore plant more trees in all neighborhoods and the city center. We want more Tiny Forests (the size of a tennis court) where children can learn about nature and neighbors can meet.
Clean are is of vital importance. To improve the air quality D66 wants to introduce car restriction in the city center and only zero-emission vehicles will be allowed. Inhabitants of the city center and people with disabilities will of course be able to use a car. As an alternative to flying we want better international train connections with Düsseldorf, Aachen and Brussels, to reduce noise pollution and particulates from aviation. Before expanding further, Eindhoven Airport first needs to clean up its act.
A home for everyone
We are happy that our city grows and flourishes. But this growth also worsens the housing shortage. Housing prices and rents are ridiculously high. To many young people can’t afford to move out and are forced to live with their parents. And seniors who’d like to move to something smaller and more accessible can’t find good senior housing. Therefore D66 wants to build more and more affordable housing. We need to build at least 3000 houses a year. These should be houses of all types and categories, for students, young people and seniors, fitting to the demand of our inhabitants. We want to keep renting out rooms to students by individual landlords possible, next to bigger social housing for students. And we need to build more student housing. We should also build a lot more senior housing. This way we can stimulate movement in the housing market, giving young people a chance to buy family homes that have become to big for seniors.
We see a great demand for more affordable housing. That’s why we want 30% of all newly build houses to be social rent housing. But we also want to make way for collectives who want to build together. Building initiatives take a long time to actually get build. Without impairing citizen participation, D66 wants to shorten procedures. The municipality should remove obstacles for building permits and mediate where necessary. Let’s bring all parties together to see how we can build more houses faster.
Your vote matters, as Eindhoven is your city too!- Beeld: Antenna (Unsplash)
Zusammenfassung unseres Programms auf Deutsch
D66 hat sich in den letzten Jahren einer inklusiven, lebendigen und nachhaltigen Stadt verschrieben. Eine Stadt, in der sich jeder willkommen fühlt und sich selbst sein kann. Im Eindhoven der Zukunft gibt es zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit etwas zu tun, für jeden etwas. Eine nachhaltige Stadt mit viel Grün, in der es sich angenehm verweilen lässt.
Ein reicher Schultag Wahre Chancengleichheit beginnt früh. Deshalb gibt es frühkindliche Bildung. Aber auch im Unterricht möchte D66 viel Sport und Kultur haben. Auch Hausaufgabenbetreuung und eine gesunde Mahlzeit gehören zu einem reichhaltigen Schulalltag dazu.
Ein Haus für alle Unsere Stadt wächst und gedeiht, aber damit wächst auch die Wohnungsnot. D66 will also mehr und schneller bauen. Vor allem für Studenten und Senioren. Darunter Hochhäuser im Zentrum.
Grün und nachhaltig Jeder kann zum Kampf gegen den Klimawandel beitragen. Deshalb machen wir es einfacher, Ihr Haus zu isolieren. Abfälle sammeln wir getrennt zu Hause, Sperrmüll zusätzlich einmal im Jahr. Mehr Bäume und ‘tiny forests’ machen die Stadt lebenswerter.
Beeld: Rodnae Productions
Practical information about the municipal elections
On the 14th, 15th and 16th of March, citizens of Eindhoven elect their 45 representatives for the Eindhoven Municipal Council. The Municipal Council is the highest body of local government: the parliament of Eindhoven, so to say.
Because Eindhoven is your city too! The municipality plays an important role when it comes to housing, the quality of our schools, local traffic and transportation, leisure, cultural events, facilities for internationals. Different political parties have varying views on how these topics should be prioritized. 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 of Eindhoven.
You are eligible to vote when you are a resident of Eindhoven and you meet at least one of the following criteria: A) you are an EU-citizen, or B) you have been a legal resident in the Netherlands for at least five consecutive years.
No, you do not need to register to vote.
Everyone eligible to vote will receive an invitation to cast their vote sent to their home address no later than fourteen days prior to election day. This invitation includes their poll card. The poll card allows the voter to cast their vote in the polling station of their choice within the municipality’s borders.
If you haven’t received your poll card by March 1st, make sure to contact the Eindhoven municipality via [email protected] or call 14040.
As you can see, some of the polling stations will open their doors on the 14th and 15th of March 2022.
And ALL polling stations will be open on March 16, 2022.
On those days you will be able to cast your vote at any of the open polling station within the city of Eindhoven, between 07:30 AM and 9:00 PM (21:00 hrs).
This can be a polling station near your home or workplace, but it could also be somewhere else, for example at Eindhoven Central station.
On your poll card (stempas), the address of a polling station near your home will be listed. This is only a suggestion, you can cast your vote at any open polling station within the city of Eindhoven.
You need to bring 2 documents to be able to cast your vote: – your poll card (stempas) – a photo ID card (passport, driver’s license or ID card).
When you enter the polling station (stembureau), you will be met by a few polling station members. You hand them your poll card (stempas) and a valid photo ID. After a quick check you will receive your voting ballot which is a large paper document folded together. You will then be able to enter a voting booth where you can unfold the voting pass.
In the voting booth, a red pencil will be available which should be used to select one candidate of your choice. You cannot vote solely for a party, you must vote for a specific candidate within the party. After this you should fold the document back to its original shape (more or less) and proceed towards the ballot box, outside the voting booth, into which your folded voting pass should be placed. That’s it! You have casted your vote and you can leave the polling station.
Important: You are required to enter the voting booth alone. The only exception is if you are with (young) children, they can go into the voting booth with you. You may only select one candidate by marking the circle in front of their name. If you mark multiple candidates then your vote is invalid.