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.