Emmanuel Macron – a populist elitist?

by Enja Sæthren

Enja Sæthren NEWWe got lucky this time. France said no to xenophobia, closed borders and hatred by electing Emmanuel Macron as the next president of the French Republic with 66 % of the votes. The French refused to follow in the footsteps of the British and the Americans, but how confident can we really be that this was the last battle? Has the fight against right-wing extremism already been won?

Futures of Europe in Cologne – Recap!

What kind of future would you like to live in? On Saturday, 22 April, 2017, from 14:00 to 17:30, our project "Futures of Europe" held its first workshop in Cologne, Germany, gathering citizens at the venue "die wohngemeinschaft" to discuss how their future could look like. A wrap-up of the workshop and pictures can be found on the project's website futuresofeurope.eu! Methodology of the … Continue reading Futures of Europe in Cologne – Recap!

FutureLab Europe officially unveils its five European projects for 2017

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.

Futures of Europe

By fostering European community spirit and democratic participation, the Futures of Europe project will bring local citizens together 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 workshop results and enable participation … Continue reading Futures of Europe

Bridges – Puentes – Brücken

Bridges – Puentes – Brücken aims to build bridges amongst citizens in neighbourhoods in Berlin and Ronda by fostering their engagement and capacity to solve local issues. Local citizens will come together in two workshops in each city, and identify local problems that can be overcome by joint participation and decision-making, thus empowering them to take … Continue reading Bridges – Puentes – Brücken