1989 Generation Initiative


Who is behind this?

Nicolina Turcan

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Would you leave your future in someone else's hands?

Where will your idea take place?

London, United Kingdom

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe needs a new mission and who else than the 89ers to define it? The 1989 Generation Initiative calls for the young generation to take ownership of their stake in the European Union NOW. It will:

1. Empower the young generation to steer a multifaceted discussion amongst EU professionals, national leaders, and the private sector.
2. Equip student delegates with strong leadership and policy-making skills.
3. Prepare student delegates to manage a wide-scale crowdsourcing initiative.
4. Enable student delegates to write policy proposals and participate in the dissemination process.

All these skills could further be used by our student delegates to initiate similar processes for reform within their countries, or for any other organisation.

What is your impact?

Our goal is to engage the young generation across all EU member states to steer a wide scale crowdsourcing and policymaking exercise. Following the intergenerational series of roundtables, the representatives of the young generation participating in this project will be involved in drafting a publication containing a unifying, redefined mission for the EU, its member states and citizens, as well as policy proposals designed to bring the EU closer to its re-articulated mission. The policy proposals will cover the institutional structure of the EU, its economy, its foreign policy and the construction of European identity. The 1989 Generation Initiative is identifying and preparing the brightest minds in Europe to steer and organise a European-wide process for reform.

How do you get there?

1. Our team will select 40-50 student delegates across all EU member states to participate in and chair the roundtables.
2. A pan-European crowdsourcing initiative will precede the roundtables, and the outcomes for each of the four areas will be brought to the discussion. Delegates will be put in touch with each other a week before the event to prepare their arguments.
3. A grand roundtable co-chaired by Timothy Garton Ash and a student delegate will conclude the event.
4. The delegates and the organising team will produce a publication including a declaration redefining the European mission, and two concrete policy proposals for reform for each of the four fields.
5. The publication will be disseminated across European institutions, national governments and key media outlets.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 15000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 30000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Apply to become a student delegate: https://docs.google.com/a/1989generationinitiative.org/forms/d/1j-MT4DBE-BYVOFHaJDNW0XHhRH4ehBLlegWickt38f4/viewform



Idea created on April 2, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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