Democracy and participation, Migration

Moving Europe


Who is behind this?

Cinja Schröder

Politik zum Anfassen e.V.


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

“Moving Europe!” brings together pupils with migration backgrounds from different parts of Europe in order to collect their ideas and advices on how Germany and Europe can improve their integration policy.
In order to create political awareness for and implementation of the pupils’ ideas in the long-term, the applications will be transmitted to the European Parliament as a follow-up. Additionally, the project will be documented and a magazine and several films will be created.

Where will your idea take place?

The projects' two phases, three days each, take place in Essen, Germany.

Why does Europe need your idea?

We experience a time in which criticism against and distrust in our political system grow continuously. We want to offer strong, positive experiences in reply to that and thus encourage youngsters to commit to democracy.

What is your impact?

The project will have given a voice to the politically underrepresented youth, that often does not feel heard. On top of that, the European parliament will hopefully have dealt with several ideas of the students and thus will be implementing a more constructive integration policy.

How do you get there?

The “Politik zum Anfassen e.V.”-Team implementing the project is experienced in conducting simulation games of large sizes. To realise the project we will
- find schools with students of different ethnic groups willing to participate
- invite experts and politicians who accompany the project and support the pupils in terms of
content and political aspects
- find contemporary witnesses, former immigrants and refugees, who like to share their
experiences in terms of integration.

What is your story?

The non-party association “Politik zum Anfassen e.V.” conducts political simulation games with regard to a great variety of topics since 2006, in particular with children and youths. The goal of the young and professional team is to fill young people with enthusiasm for politics and political issues

Who are you doing it for?

The project is designed to appeal especially to young people, in particular to those of them who do not feel represented and perceived. In the long-term, a more youth-friendly Europe shall be shaped, which is why we look at the whole European Union.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are generally open for every kind of constructive, supporting feedback - no matter whether the comments are ment to be positive or negative. We keep on improving our projects to make them as effective and exiting as possible.



Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018

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