We thank the institutions that support Generation Europe – The Academy financially and ideally. Their support enables us to involve young people all over Europe in the political process.

The Federal Government of Germany is committed to ensuring that young people become fit for life in an international and intercultural context. To this end, it supports initiatives and projects as well as encounters between young people in Europe. The youth phase is a formative stage of life. The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs takes young people seriously and supports their development into independent personalities. The opinion of young people counts – at national as well as international level.

Stiftung Mercator is a private, independent foundation with extensive scientific expertise and practical project experience. With its work, it strives for a society that is characterised by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. To achieve these goals, it promotes and develops projects that improve participation and cohesion in an increasingly diverse society.

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia promotes civic engagement as a supporting pillar of democracy, because: Civic engagement contributes to the social cohesion of society. It promotes social participation and provides impetus for social change. Civic engagement is indispensable for a living democracy. It is needed above all where people need help and support, because voluntary helpers ensure humanity and good coexistence in society alongside professional services.

The European Cultural Foundation’s cultural programmes focus on Europe as a deeply cultural community. They engage Europeans from different backgrounds to experience the common space they share. They encourage citizens to imagine their future freely and with an open mind, and support the co-creation of Europe as a shared public space for all.