“Rediscovering Europe”

The project idea took its inspiration in Faenza, which celebrates, in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the European Prize, entrusted by the Council of Europe in 1968 “for the actions taken in propagating the Community's Values”. Like in the past, discussion and collection of opinions, valorization of youth associations dealing with European matters, questioning about how society changed and which are their new values, hence looking at the future of the EU.

The 'Table for Europe', which involve 8 twinned towns of the European Union, has built a path of reflection which aims to:

  • sensitizing citizens and youngsters to the European values
  • promoting a better knowledge of EU institutions and policies, as well as concrete rights and opportunities, creating a “European culture”
  • making Europe more tangible and near to the citizens,
  • giving value to the youth associations and informal groups dealing with EU issues

That's how we do

The project structure includes 7 transational events and a lot of local acritivities (interviews, local debates, activities with schools, etc…). The partenrship is based on 8 Towns of 8 EU Countries, involving around 500 direct participants who will take part to the transnational events (7 in 24 months of project duration).

The first part of the project aims at understanding how society has changed in the last 50 years, focusing on the values which brought to EU construction & debating on the new present & future challenges. Partners will have a panorama of the contemporary perception of EU as institution. The second part focuses on the future, involving students of all partners. During the whole project a particular attention is given to a specific EU policy, very important in the everyday life of citizens, that is immigration and consequently cultural integration.

The project indirectly contributes to understand the history and process which brought to EU. Citizens of all ages will discuss on their future, giving their opinion on how EU should be and work and which changes they want. Partners compare youngsters' and elders' opinions at local and transnational level, also analysing the main citizens' gaps within EU policies and rights. Students will learn how EU Parliament works, taking part to a simulation of it. Both the choice of the themes and the participation in transnational activities promote intercultural dialogue, contributing to the multi-annual priorities.
8 Towns

Bergerac (France), Byala (Bulgaria), Boleslawiec (Poland), Daugavpils (Latvia), Faenza (Italy), Schwäbisch-Gmünd (Germany), Talavera (Spain), Timisoara (Romania)

500 direct participants

A dialogue involving people from different countries: different perceptions and hundreds of ideas to find the good connection with EU identity

More than 1000 Interviews

What is your feeling about Europe? It's your time to have a say! Let's discover the point of view of young European citizens

7 Transnational Meetings

A big path across Europe to talk about how European citizenship can be rediscovered by the people. What Europe can do for us and what we can do for Europe?

Transnational meetings

23 – 25 September 2018: Kick-off Meeting in Bergerac (FR)
28 November – 1 December 2018: Public seminar and transnational round table in Faenza (IT)
25 – 28 April 2019: Open conference in Talavera (ES)
20 – 22 June 2019: Local valorisation seminar in Timisoara (RO)
24 – 27 September 2019: Local valorisation seminar and study visit in Daugavpils (LV)
24 – 27 March 2020: Simulation of EU Parliament in Schwäbisch-Gmünd (DE)
10 – 13 June 2020: Final event in Boleslawiec (PL)