From the #EuropeanTownHall Meetings to the European Thinking Labs Summit
The first phase of the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE project aimed at meet the civil society in five countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. For this purpose, we organised five #EuropeanTownHall Meetings during which the civil society of each country could enter into a dialogue with the German Federal Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth. To discover how the #EuropeanTownHall Meetings looked like, have a look at our video.
The second step of the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE project will lead to political recommendations written by the Thinking Labs Contributors, who come from all five countries and from Germany. Together, they are developing new ideas inside four Thinking Labs and are meeting twice during so-called the European Thinking Labs Summits. This page gives an overview over all DIALOGUE ON EUROPE related events.
One year after the first #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Warsaw, the second bilateral Polish-German exchange was launched on 12 February 2018.
Representatives of academia, civil society, and culture from Germany and Poland met to discuss the rise of populism in Europe as well as possible democratic innovations to address this phenomenon. An open debate with Manuel Sarrazin was concluded with an input by Paul Mason, offering a broader, global perspective.
On 12 February 2018, Das Progressive Zentrum together with the Ferdinand Lassalle Centre for Social Thought will host the second #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Warsaw. The conference will focus on the challenges faced by democracy in Europe, in particular, emerging populism and the potential of democratic innovations. Young people, academics as well as civil society actors from Poland and Germany are invited to join the event and take part in a lively and inspiring debate.
On 13-15 October 2017, #DialogueOnEurope contributors from eight European countries will meet in Rome for the third and last European Thinking Lab Summit. This three-day meeting will give them the opportunity to further discuss the four main topics of the project, namely Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Growth, and to finalise their policy recommendations for European decision-makers through various work and exchange sessions. (more…)
Following up on the first European Thinking Lab Summit, which took place in Lisbon in November of last year, and only one month after the last #EuropeanTownHall meeting in London, the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Contributors gathered again on 24-26 March in Paris for the Second Thinking Lab Summit, hosted by Das Progressive Zentrum in cooperation with our French partner EuropaNova.
Demetrios Maragkos, the initiator of “Balkans across Borders” tries to unite youth across the Balkans and to promote the European idea. With his film festival he seeks to promote the common values and ideas, youth from the Balkans and the EU share, to bring them closer together.
The European Union is in distress. On the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome this has become an ever-present issue, which the #DialogueOnEurope seeks to address. The gathering of various members of civil society aims to find new insights and solutions to the Union’s most prevalent problems.
As the Thinking Lab Summit in Paris was a meeting of members of Civil Society, Orange Magazine wondered, what “Civil Society” means to the participants. Is it a universal definition or rather personal term?
During the second Thinking Lab Summit in Paris, Orange Magazine spoke to Patrícia Lisa and Ilias Antoniou about Migration & Integration. Here are their opinions.
The 2nd European Thinking Lab summit took place in Paris from March 24-26, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Orange Magazine, a project by the European Youth Press, covered the conference with various articles.