The 4th event has been held in Thessaloniky (Greece) from 24-26 January 2019 and was focused on the European Elections 2019.
The event represented an opportunity to debate about the next elections. In fact the 2019 will be a crucial year for the European Union. One five-year institutional cycle (2014-2019) comes to an end and another begins, with the European Parliament elections and a change of leadership in the European Commission, EP and European Council.
The event gave the opportunity to explore the situation in the different countries involved in the project and has seen the participation of different participant to the European Voluntary Service. The event has been opened by Aris Paraschou, President of United Society of Balkans who talked about the next EU elections and the young generations, highlighting the phenomena of disintermediation and the need to have meeting places for Greek young people. The event continued with Mr Emanuel Garavello who analysed the possible scenarios after the European elections and stimulated a very interesting debate among participants.
The 3rd event of the project "A Better Europe" took place in Tartu, the second largest city of Estonia, from 4th to 6th October 2018. Hosted by the partner organization PEIPSI, the event has been focused on euroscepticism and the future of Europe. During the preparatory phase, the participants had the opportunity to deepen different paper studies and newspaper articles, from different perspectives, on the future of Europe.
The event has been opened by Mrs Jaana Reinek from PEIPSI CTC who presented the activities and valuable work done by its organization at EU level to promote a balanced development in the European borders areas.
After the detailed presentation of the event, the first session has seen the active contribution of Why Europe;
The 2nd event of the project “ A Better Europe” has been held in Wiernsheim, Germany, from 11th to 13th June 2018.
After the 1st event, focused on the European solidarity, the 2nd one has had as subject the role of the social media in the European crisis, and has seen the participation of delegations coming from the different involved countries. The event was split in two different sessions; the 1st session in the morning, has seen the participation of the young students from the school of Wiernsheim who illustrated their vision of the social media and how them influence their perceptions of Europe, politics and society. The young students had the opportunity to debate with the different delegations about the use and role of Social Medias in the different European countries.
The first event took place in Cagliari and in Capoterra, with the aim of analyzing and discussing the current crisis that the Union is going through, from the problem of migrants to the
exponential growth of populist, xenophobic and eurosceptics in different European countries.
In the morning, the delegation of project partners, led by the Mayor of Wiernshem Karl Heinz Oehler, was a guest of the Metropolitan City of Cagliari in the "Royal Palace". Present were the delegate of the Metropolitan Mayor of the European Politics Francesco Lilliu, Gianmario Demuro, professor of Constitutional Law of the Department of Law of the University of Cagliari and a delegation of students of the fifth class of the Liceo Scientifico Pacinotti of Cagliari, accompanied from the teacher prof. Francesco Matzeu.