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Democracy and participation

Europe beyond the pro-EU bubble

At Yes Europe Lab, we dare to go where no one else dares to go. We want to deliver a mass “deep-canvassing” campaign in the heart of Eurosceptic and anti-EU electorates. Our short-term goal is to understand their hopes, anger and fears, an…
Democracy and participation | Communities

Pan European cooperative media company

Up to 70% of journalism will be produced by the growing ecosystem of freelance journalists. Centralized and institutional infrastructure, production and distribition is transitioning to a networked structure. It is vital for the future of…
Democracy and participation

Practising Europe from the Bottom up

The future of Europe has to be developped from bottom up – through a lively European democratic practice. Citizens across Europe should become aware of their responsibilities for the European project. We need a new culture of cooperation b…
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

In Search of Democracy 3.0

At the beginning of the 21st century we perceive that European citizens have anti-establishment feelings, technological developments like social media and artificial intelligence and migration flows put pressure on debates about borders an…
Democracy and participation | Communities

European Glass Bead Game

Connecting policymakers, decisionmakers, artists, citizens and scientists via the Glass Bead Game. Inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel 'Das Glasperlenspiel' (1943). A profound and interactive game for adressing societal issues interdisciplin…
Arts and cultural activities | Communities

Break Border Line (BBL project)

Theatre and visual artists together with journalists, scientists and citizens, Break BorderLines and speak, through Art, about "Terrorism". Our answer to that growing phenomenon is Democracy, workshops, debates, artistic community events…
Arts and cultural activities | Communities

Are We Europe?

AWE provides an online multimedia journalism platform aimed at portraying the young European generation's collective thought that explores what Europe's soul is made up of through the use of personal storytelling. The main objectives are t…
Migration | Communities

Chef's Frontier Table

Rebuild common ground in polarized, multi-ethnic cities across Europe by organizing communal dinners on locations that epitomize the rifts in the social fabric of the city. Famous local chefs supervise open-air dinners on a symbolic square…
Communities | Urban development

Empowering local changemakers

Local changemakers reshape our cities with social projects like community gardens and a language training restaurant for refugees. But they lack impact and effectiveness due to bureaucratic challenges and shortage of skills and network. Ou…

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