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!
Posted on 3. April 2017 by Fiona Fritz
Closing borders, limiting immigration and a faster expulsion of criminal asylum seekers. These topics currently dominate the discourse on migration all over Europe. The numbers of people seeking refuge in Europe has been on the rise for the last 5-10 years. But since 2015 this topic is on the front pages of news outlets in Germany almost every single day. Merkel's "Wir schaffen das!" (We’ll make it!) was met with scepticism by parts of the population and many politicians.
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.
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
Empowering refugee women to tell their stories, 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 the original language and an English … Continue reading Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories