Generation Europe is an international network of youth work institutions for furthering an active European civil society. It motivates participants towards common political action and creates the necessary foundations. This collaboration is made possible, by a funding programme by the International Association for Education and Exchange e.V. of the same name.
Together for Europe
45 youth work institutions from 15 European countries are taking part. The concept: In each case, youths from three countries continually collaborate over a duration of three years in order to get politically involved. We identify problems at the locations, meet in international encounters, and support one another in local projects in order to then take on these problems. We network on a digital liquid-democracy platform and discuss which problematics appear not just on the national level, but can be considered on the European level as well. For this, we are also seeking dialogue with representatives of political institutions on all levels.
Youths describing themselves as „unpolitical“ often show great interest in political questions once entrance barriers have been removed, once a relationship to their lived experiences exists, and they furthermore experience their committed actions having an impact. At the same time, youths with migration backgrounds, flight experiences, with broken educational biographies, as well as those from rural areas are severely underrepresented in international projects until now. We actively address this imbalance, in particular also to allow for the participation of young people, who are only seldom reached by formats of political education as well as international youth work.