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Online Dialogue: Europe

Sat 9 May 2020, 14:00 - 16:00

On May 9th, Europe Day, we will commemorate Europe. The Europe project will complete 70 years this year, and we ask, what does Europe mean 70 years later? In an online dialogue, we will share our experiences with Europe, what is important to us, and how we can move forward with it, and what can we do? Everyone is welcome! You can register via the red button and let us know if you need help logging into Zoom.

We welcome people without prior experience with Zoom or online dialogues to join 30 mins earlier.


70 Years of Europe as a Peace Project

On May 9, 2020 we will commemorate 70 years of Europe, which started in 1950 with the Schuman Declaration for Peace in Europe. The fall of the wall in 1989 surprised many and gave hope. In 2020, the Europe project will be on edge due to a worldwide Coronavirus crisis. What about 70 years later with the values of Europe: Democracy, Human Rights and Independent Justice? Are we able to work in Europe on the major challenges of our time: the Corona crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis, migration, and the growing poverty / wealth contradictions? What is at stake? Democracy, Human Rights, Independent Justice, Health, Solidarity? And what future are we going to work on? Read more on the Europe Project’s projected scenarios here >>>



13:30 Explanation of use of Online Zoom sessions for inexperienced users (please register)

14:00 Interactive introduction to the theme and scenarios for Europe 2040

14:20 Online dialogue in groups of 6 participants

15:35 Plenary session to share findings

15:50 Conclusion

If you need more information on how to use Zoom, please enter the Zoom space 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Read more about how to use Zoom >>> 

In conversation: Europe now and in the future?

In this online dialogue, we share experiences of 70 years of Europe and Europe today. On which topics have we managed to work together in Europe on the major challenges of our time: the health crisis, the climate crisis, migration, poverty and inequality? What are the similarities and differences between our experiences and stories? What makes the European cooperation worthwhile for you? What values are at stake? Democracy, Human Rights, Independent Justice, Health, Solidarity? What future do we see for Europe, how can we work together, and what do we need for this?

Robert Schuman said: “The European collaboration and integration shall not and cannot become an economic and technical enterprise: it needs a soul, the knowledge of its historical roots and of its responsibilities, in the past and in the future, and a political willingness that serves that same ideal.”

How does an online dialogue work?

  • A dialogue is a conversation, where people talk to each other about experiences, visions and possible actions for change. Characteristics of such a dialogue is that you listen attentively to each other with curiosity an an open heart without judging or trying to convince the others. Through dialogue, you seek deeper insights to better understand each other. This way of conducting a conversation takes place in small groups of 6 to a maximum of 8 participants, with a trained dialogue facilitator. Read here more about what a dialogue is >>>
  • Sign up for the event using the red button. You will receive an automatic confirmation in your mailbox. On the day of the event you will receive a login link for the event and possibly a login code at your email address. By clicking on that link you will get access to the space on the internet where the event takes place. Read more about the use of Zoom here >>>


Sat 9 May 2020
14:00 - 16:00
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Utrecht, Nederland

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