Democracy and participation, Education

Intercultural training to amplify young voices


Who is behind this?

Verena Riedmiller

CUBE. Your Take on Europe


Who is joining forces?

Global Match e.V.


AEGEE / European Students' Forum


Solidaritäts TV


The European moment,, Germany

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

To collect young visionary political demands in the whole EU region, CUBE and Global Match train young European facilitators with a postcolonial and intercultural approach by providing matching partners from the global south to reflect upon the visions. The facilitators collect political demands sharing a global reposnibility through workshops and civic dialogues with decision makers in schools and youth centers in their local context, which CUBE lobbies for at the EU institutions.

Where will your idea take place?

The Trainings for Facilitators take place in various cities and rural areas in the EU.

Why does Europe need your idea?

In order to shape the political future of the EU region in times of demographic change, we need to amplify voices of the future, especially disadvantaged youngsters. Visions for Europe need to reflect the global responsibility in order to create an EU for a more just world.

What is your impact?

Around 17.000 youngsters from disadvantaged neighbourhoods participated in the Workshop, created post-colonial European visions and pushed for them in a campaign at the 2019 elections. The ideas got public and political attention and were reflected in the ECOM´s agenda and party programs.

How do you get there?

In 10 local Weekend Trainings 5 Facilitators per EU country are prepared to conduct 700 Workshops in total in a year. Throughout their Trainer time they are accompanied by an intercultural digital training sharing their experience with a matching partner from the global south. The visions from the schools in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are collected and ordered. The ideas from approx.17.000 youngsters create a campaign for the 2019 European elections, expressing their demands.

What is your story?

In order to fight global and local inequalities and shape an EU of the future just to all its people and the world, the voices and visions of the concerned need to be heard. Bringing political dialogue in schools with a global perspective and emphasizing democratic participation channels is my call.

Who are you doing it for?

EU Region:
Facilitators: students and young workers with diverse backgrounds
Workshop participants: pupils (aged 14-20) coming from disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Global south: young students and professionals working on education, (EU)-politics, global visions

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Further epiphanies on how the cooperation can be valuable, in how far the impact and value proposition were made clear and if the flow of the project is perceptible.


CUBE. Your Take on Europe


Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018

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