Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion
Dimitrios Maragkos is Project Manager of Balkans Beyond Borders (BBB). BBB is a NGO using the art of short film and new media to promote youth cooperation in the Balkans through dialogue and interaction. Moreover, he is an Independent EU expert speaker in the Team Europe Greece, a network which is coordinated by the European Commission in Greece.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Social Cohesion in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed seven main policy recommendations in four key areas.
Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)
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 first European Thinking Lab took place from 25-27 November in Lisbon. During the Summit, the contributors cooperated within their Thinking Lab and worked out brief policy proposals. Dimitris Maragkos worked on the topics of skill mismatch and youth unemployment.
The Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion is engaged with one of the main factors of discontent within the European Union: the increase of social inequality and its consequences both on national cohesion and intra-European solidarity. This Thinking Lab is ambitious to identify both current critical developments and appropriate solutions to the crisis. The Lab looks into policy arrangements on the national scale and incorporates international interdependencies.