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 is avalaible on the project's website futuresofeurope.eu! Methodology of the Workshop … Continue reading Futures of Europe in Cologne – Recap!

Behind the scenes – Skill Up! in Athens

How to skill up your future? On Saturday, 29 April, 2017, from 10:30 to 14:30, the first workshop of FutureLab Europe's project Skill Up! took place in Athens at the Impact HUB Athens. Led by FutureLab Europe member Violetta Tsitsiliani, the workshop introduced the concept of social entrepreneurship to young immigrants and asylum seekers in Athens. With the objective … Continue reading Behind the scenes – Skill Up! in Athens

Let’s do it: Integration

Posted on 3. April 2017 by Fiona Fritz fiona-fritz-modified

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.

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