The Young Perspective on Europe

In order to succeed Europe has to be a “citizen project”. It needs fresh ideas and innovative concepts as well as strong support from the younger generations. And Europe’s youth really does wish to participate: all they need is the access to the decision-makers and opinion leaders who currently shape the future of Europe. The FutureLab Europe programme aims to bridge this gap by empowering the voice of young people.

Aged 20 to 30, the 105 participants of FutureLab Europe from 30 countries – EU and non-EU – contribute their young and innovative ideas to current European topics:

1. Democratic values in Europe:
What should the EU and its member states do to ensure active democracies in Europe?

2. Equal opportunities:
How can the EU and its member states create a future-oriented labour market offering quality jobs for all young citizens?

3. European Identity:
What needs to be done to fight against nationalism and xenophobia and to prevent them from threatening European integration?

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FutureLab Europe launched the publication "Bring Back the Citizens! How to revive democratic participation for a citizens-led Europe"

FutureLab Europe's 5th generation launched its publication "Bring Back the Citizens! How to revive democratic participation for a citizens-led Europe" at the 2016 FutureLab Europe Spring Conference. On that occasion, the 5th Generation of FutureLab Europe discussed participatory democracy with Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament and Antonio Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport in the Directorate General for Education and Culture in the European Commission.

 

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FutureLab Europe’s fifth generation discussed democratic participation with MEP Sven Giegold and DG EAC Director Antonio Silva Mendes

FutureLab Europe’s fifth generation discussed its publication “Bring Back the Citizens! How to Revive Democratic Participation for a citizens-led Europe” with Antonio Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport at DG Education and Culture in the European Commission and Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament. 

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FutureLab Europe’s Manifesto 2016 - Reviving democracy for a citizens-led Europe

The past few years have not been easy ones for the European project. FutureLab Europe’s fifth generation drafted a Manifesto calling for concrete measures to address the root causes of European malaises by bridging the gap between citizens and decision makers. Join the conversation and endorse our Manifesto! 

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