U4EU – 2023
“Youth Debating the Future of Europe” (U4EU)
giving voice to young citizens about the future of Europe!
The U4EU project aims to encourage the democratic and civic participation of young citizens in Greece, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands, and to help them express their concerns and visions about the European Union.
The project is co-funded by the Europe to Citizens Programme of the European Union.
Find more information at the U4EU website.
Reasons behind the project
In the last years a number of events took place across Europe and have challenged the founding values of the European Union: the Eurozone crisis, the refugee crisis and Brexit have led to an increase in Euroscepticism.
As a consequence of the harsh situations that Europe faces, it is time both for young people, who are tomorrow’s citizens, to get actively involved in the process of strengthening the European consciousness regarding the European Union and its future and for the EU to take into consideration these voices and adapt their policies accordingly.
The project tends therefore to give voice to young people from nine different European countries and provide them with the opportunity to express their views and concerns to the public sphere, to exchange their ideas, to produce their own suggestions and to generate a multicultural community dialogue concerning the future of Europe.
Interested in the results? Head on over to our publications page.