We extend the impact of creative ideas. We strengthen the voices of young people in European dialogue.
The European idea is playing an increasingly decisive role. Especially in times of Brexit and the ubiquitous forms of populism, European dialogue and exchange should be the focus of attention. This is what we are doing for young people – because they play a decisive role in shaping the future of Europe. We want to inspire young people with the European idea and develop this idea further together with them.
For this reason, we invest in projects related to the topic of “Young Europe” with a focus on education, training and individual and professional development. In order to create the basis for active and polyphonic participation in a European dialogue, we deal with the relevant topics at regional, national and international level. In the “Young Europe” project, for example, we would like to encourage young people to engage with the future of Europe in terms of content and concept. What are their hopes, dreams or desires? But what fears and doubts do they have at the same time? As part of this, we launched a competition in which young people could send us their ideas and thoughts in the form of videos, pictures, essays or statements.
In order not to interrupt the continuous dialogue, we launched the “Europe Live” project. Here we give young people the opportunity to creatively deal with political, social and societal issues from Europe and then enter into a direct dialogue with experts from politics, society and European institutions. This creates an exchange between political mechanisms on the one hand and the concerns of young people on the other.
For a total of 15 years, we have been promoting and implementing projects to improve the conditions for education and training, for tolerance and exchange, and for the success of cross-social dialogue. Regardless of the current focus of our projects, our mission statement is firmly anchored in our daily work.