TerraEuropa gives young Europeans the chance to develop their own vision for Europe. Through a three-step analysis – a quantitative survey, qualitative focus groups and a manifesto – students of Germany and Spain will confront themselves with the future needs of their generation towards the EU.
Bochum, Ruhr-Region, Germany, Madrid, Spain
TerraEuropa focuses on the expectations and needs of the young generation. Until now they hardly had the chance to express their opinions although they are directly affected by the crisis and could easily be quick to question the European project. But they are also the generation who can shape its future.
In the pilot phase TerraEuropa brought German and French students together in order to develop their own, new vision for Europe. The experience showed that there is still much power behind the idea of a dialogue and interaction platform like TerraEuropa.
Now TerraEuropa wants to open the dialogue to other countries particularly affected by the crisis. Identifying, at first, the opinion of young Spaniards on Europe will bring a new perspective and new stimuli for European Unification.
Where is Europe heading? With which vision? What does the younger European generation hope for from this alliance? TerraEuropa wants young German and Spanish students to find answers to these questions for their generation.
In the light of growing concern about Europe’s unification, TerraEuropa aims to strengthen the European idea and to promote a more intensive debate on it. This by providing a platform for young people to exchange about their ideas and needs towards Europe.
- An intensive interaction between young Germans and Spaniards,
- a network of committed European multipliers,
- concrete ideas for a new foundation of the European project based on methodical work,
these are the foreseen outcomes of TerraEuropa.
- 1. Meeting of the project group in the Ruhr-Region: Debate on their fears, expectations and needs towards Europe. Together they define a catalogue of questions for a transnational representative survey (09-10. 15)
-Quantitative survey in D and ES with around 2.000 young people by the opinion research institute Ispos (11-12.15)
- 2. Meeting in the Ruhr-Region: Discussion on the results of the survey, to identify common points and points of divergence (01-02.16)
- Qualitative focus groups in D and ES: Young people are questioned on their perception of Europe by an expert from Ipsos (02-03.16)
- 3. Meeting in the Ruhr-Region: Based on the findings of survey and focus groups, writing of a manifesto summarizing the main interests, fears and expectations of the young Europeans (04-05.16)
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
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