Citizenship

Solidarity with Belarusian election observers

Anastasiya Matchenko (in the Belarusian version of the name also Matchanka), who participated in several of our events and actively contributed to several projects, was arrested yesterday after taking part in a group observing the elections in Belarus.

CfP: Managing my organisation, managing myself

Our partner organisation NaturKultur organises the project "Managing my organisation - managing myself" on 27 November - 2 December 2012 in Boltingen, Switzerland.

The aim of the training course is to support youth work organizations and institutions to improve their work structures and quality as well as the quality of life of the manager simultaneously.

CfP: ACTIVacting the E-Factor

Youth unemployment is one of the most relevant challenges in contemporary Europe. The international financial crisis makes the challenge more visible and problematic, especially for younger generations: unemployment is a growing threat to youngsters all over Europe. Any current public agenda includes youth unemployment as one of the biggest current challenges and main political concern.

We do not want Europe to dissolve!

"We do not want Europe to dissolve in nationalistic countries and regions. We expect our representatives and governments to honour the European values, achievements, laws, and standards elaborated in the last 60 years. We need a new form of solidarity.

Expert's workshop visited us

Participants of the seminar "Europe in Action", which took place in Berlin on 3 - 8 Juni, visited us on 4 June in our office. All of them were active as project organisers or facilitators in international exchanges. They came from different countries such as Bulgaria, Ukraine, Turkey or Austria. Carmen Zech and Frank Burgdörfer informed them about our approach towards "European Citizenship", the projects we do and the experience we have. Many questions circled around the challenge of building sustainable cooperation.

Vergangenheit formt Zukunft

“Ich habe das Gefühl bekommen, das Thema ist noch heute sehr schwer. Wie auch in anderen Ländern ist es für Leute in Deutschland noch immer tabu, über die Vergangenheit zu sprechen” - das ist Stefans Eindruck am Ende des Workshops in Berlin. Dieser sollte genau darüber Aufschluss geben: Wie denken die Menschen in Deutschland heute über die Vergangenheit und wie gehen sie mit ihr um? Wie beeinflusst die Vergangenheit die Gegenwart und Zukunft? Das Tun und Fühlen wird von Erfahrungen beeinflusst, die wiederum auf der Vergangenheit basieren.

Landau Call for Action

When 2011 was declared the ‘European Year of Volunteering and Active Citizenship’ by the European Union, Citizens of Europe decided to realize the project „Volunteering 2011“ together with friends and partner organisations from all over Europe.

The aim was to exchange knowledge, experience and ideas related to voluntary work and to inspire future cooperation.

The following text sums up the results of the OpenFora in Bruges and Budapest and of the Citizens’ Convention in Landau in der Pfalz.