FutureLab Europe members have developed five projects that will be rolled out throughout 2017. Touching on European identity, equal opportunities and democratic values, the projects will be implemented on the local level in 11 countries, from Spain to Ukraine. With their trans-European outlook, the projects combine local civic engagement with heartfelt European citizenship. The results will be presented in our September Autumn Conference in Brussels.
Fostering European community spirit and democratic participation, the project Futures of Europe will gather local citizens in two urban workshops in Cologne and Copenhagen to develop new visions for the future of Europe. In preparation for the project, an online platform will be set up to reach out to a wider audience, share the workshops’ … Continue reading Futures of Europe
Promoting active participation and co-decision making, the project Bridges – Puntes – Brücken aims to build bridges amongst citizens in neighbourhoods in Berlin and Málaga to foster their engagement and capacity in solving local issues. In two workshops in each city, citizens will gather and identify local problems to be overcome by joint participation and … Continue reading Bridges – Puntes – Brücken
Empowering refugee women to tell their stories, the project Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories touches upon the topics of equal opportunities, European identity, and combatting stereotypes. The tri-national team will reach out to female refugees in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands to share their stories in a book with texts in … Continue reading Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories
Empowering the voice of young people and feeding into the discourse about European identity, the project YourThought.eu – All different and all together will contrast the academic discourse on what being European means with views from young European citizens. An interactive online platform will build the basis for a year-long dialogue with scholars, young citizens … Continue reading YourThought.eu – All different and all together