About the We-Europeans Project
Populism has been growing strongly throughout Europe for years. Populist parties are clearly represented in parliaments in almost all European countries and many people feel represented by populist theses and movements.
We-Europeans is an EU funded project that aims at countering populism with the values of European citizenship. It builds on a spirit of optimism, designs materials and educational offers that serve the factual and emotional level.
From summer 2022 until the European elections in 2024, we will use this web platform to publish content that informs, encourages reflection, and shows why it is worth standing up for European values. Argumentation aids and learning content will be offered. For actors who are professionally confronted with populism, we offer participation in a community of practice and look forward to a stimulating and open exchange!
We look forward to exchanging ideas with you and to exciting project results. Let us live the European Community together.
These are the partner organisations of the project, responsible for the development of the different outcomes and the launch team for our European community of practice:
Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft is a non-profit organisation located in Leipzig, Germany, that aims to promote education as well as tolerance and international understanding. Since its foundation, Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft has been committed to cooperation and exchange at European and international level.
This is realised in EU project work, but also in integration courses, storytelling cafés for intercultural exchange and workshops. Wisamar is the initiator and coordinator of We-Europeans. » Website
Deutsche Toleranzstiftung, or DTS („German tolerance foundation“), is a foundation from Leipzig in Saxony, which focusses on inter-cultural and inter-religious activities. It was founded in 2019 with the goal of bringing people with different opinions and convictions back into dialogue with each other. The foundation is committed to encouraging a change of perspectives, fomenting dialogue and broadening horizons. The purpose of the foundation is to promote international understanding, tolerance in all areas of culture and the idea of international understanding. » Website
The Association of Educational programmes OpenEurope is a not-for-profit organisation with the main office in Reus (Spain). It is an education and training centre offering directly informal and non-formal learning opportunities to young people, youth workers and adults and helping them participate in European programmes.
It also aims at promoting citizens participation in social projects and programmes at a local level. OpenEurope is the only qualified multiplier point in the province of Tarragona of the European network EURODESK. » Website
University of Aveiro in Portugal is a young university with over 15000 full-time students. The University has a strong research profile, a unique model of governance (16 Departments, 4 Polytechnic Schools and various training centres), acting as a regional network for education and training while promoting strong links with the surrounding community.
The University is member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, the ECIU, of several other international university networks of excellence and also of the ECIU University under the EU Universities initiative. » Website
Eurosuccess Consulting from Cyprus is a Consulting & Training organization active in the field of project management, training & consulting services in the adult sector. It has profound experiences in transnational projects and transnational cooperation and already worked in European projects dealing with civic education, inclusion, and diversity.
Eurosuccess in member in different European associations and working groups, trainings, events and conferences, contributing to the development of the EU strategies as well as supporting organizations. » Website
The Autokreacja Foundation aims at fostering the active participation in a civil society through various initiatives. They contribute to the civilizational, cultural and economic development of Poland. For more than 10 years they have been organizing various initiatives in the field of civic engagement and participated in networks like “Yourope”, a network of 8 European towns, focused on youngsters and their role in the present and future of Europe, or Imagine Europe that aims at decreasing the wave of upcoming Eurosceptism and Europhobia. » Website
Polygonal has a steady story of local activism and grassroots work but is also engaged in European cooperation since many years. The association is located inside Cori municipality in Italy and runs the local magazine OpenCori where many topics are discussed and documents are digested and simplified for the wider population (European policies, State decisions, regional novelties etc.). » Website
Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy Netherlands (HICD NL) with its branch in Rotterdam is a scientific non-governmental organization. Its General Committee is formed by local development stakeholders and specialists from various sectors of the civil society and European Member States.
By engaging in research and developing the different fields of Cultural Diplomacy, HICD NL aims to build bridges of trust and cooperation. This contributes to strengthen diplomatic bonds, improves relations between nations and communicates universal values and principles that only culture can convey. » Website