Democracy and participation, Migration

All Quiet


Who is behind this?

Sven Vervloet

JCW vzw


Who is joining forces?

Ryckevelde vzw


JCW vzw is the leading organization, but we have partner NGO's in Estonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Northern-Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. If you want, we can send you a list with more details.

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

All Quiet is a European project for youngsters 16-21 years old who come together in Belgium. Around 50 participants will talk about Europe, the EU and actual European issues. Our focus for 2016 is "migration": we compare stories of refugees now with stories of refugees in the last century (f.i. WW1). We also want to know how this issue is presented the media (TV, newspaper) in each country. All experiences will be presented in a self-made Zeppelin-for-peace.

Where will your idea take place?

Leuven, Brussels, Belgium

Why does Europe need your idea?

A lot of people in Europe -a growing amount, also youngsters- feel alienated, isolated, estranged from the European idea of collaboration. They see the Union as non-functional cumbersome indecisive body.

What is your impact?

The main aim of this project is to make youth curious about how democracy and peace grew in Europe over the last century. What do they think about peace nowadays, and how do they see peace-development in the next decades? This general objective of ‘All Quiet’ is to gradually let the participants become aware of our common European history. How enemies became friends and how the different European countries have learned to live together peacefully over the years.

How do you get there?

JCW uses the method of 'living history' and ‘storytelling’. ‘All Quiet’ brings young people from 8 different countries together and encourages them to reflect about remembrance, commemoration and peace. Youngsters explore how peace grew in Europe during the last century, and they reflect and talk about peace-development in the future. In 2016, we will invite them in Belgium to talk about "migration and refugees", after the debates, they will present their ideas to other European youngsters and fellow citizens. The dissemination of their experiences in their hometowns, in the form of a self-made exhibition, strengthens the European knowledge, diversity and values. They take their first steps in civil participation, inviting their fellow-citizens to also think and talk about European issues.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

50 youngsters from Estonia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Belgium are directly involved. During and after the meeting in Belgium, citizens and media of each participating country are invited to see the youngsters' self-made presentations.

What makes your idea stand apart?

We are not inviting politicians to tell us their ideas, youngsters will try to find answers to European issues (refugees) themselves. They will also investigate how media (tv, newspapers,..) report about the migration issue, and try to find out why Europe has problems to have a clear position and does not find proper solutions.

€ 25000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 40000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

travel costs: 5000 accomodation: 10000 publications & presentations: 10000 programme: 5000 office expenses: 3000 personnel costs: 7000



Idea created on Feb. 15, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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