“Message to Europeans 3.0” is a new European project awarded to EucA and partners
(CIME, Italian Council of the European Movement, Bibó István Szakkollégium and Studentski Dom Ljubljana).
With the aim of building a shared “new narrative” for the European Union a team of 40
students selected as “Student Leaders” will be engaged in various activities encouraging democratic participation, and inspiring young people’s civic engagement in the European countries. The goal of the project is to propose a new “Message to Europeans” after the first of 1948. In the aftermath of WWII, politicians, artists, philosophers, economists, entrepreneurs, scientists and trade unionists from all over the Europe came together in The Hague to discuss the future of the European continent under the political, economic and cultural aspects. The five pledges of their final declaration, the first “Message to Europeans”, paved the way for the beginning of the European integration process. Given Europe’s present challenges, as seen in the rise of populism, economic inequality, voters’ disengagement and migration crisis, it’s high time for an update. The road to the final message will go through six events around Europe (Warsaw (27-29 Nov 2017), Budapest (5-7 Mar 2018), The Hague (11-13 April 2018), Ljubljana (12-14 Sept 2018), Rome (7-9 Nov 2018), and Brussels (19-21 Feb 2019). At these events, young people from more than 12 EU countries, will be engaged in several activities spanning from simulations, mock trials, British Parliamentary debates to PechaKuchas. Social Media Campaigns and a
modern online presence will run in parallel. This innovative methodology will allow an engaging reflection on the most urgent issues and pressing topics, promoting and reinforcing young people’s political participation advocating applied learning and social responsibility in the local communities. The project, that will run until July 2019, will produce a final declaration “Message to Europeans 3.0”: it will present the opinions of the involved citizens and recommendations for the relaunch of a new political participation.