Who is in our Network? Meet our Partners!
BETA is a politically independent and non-profit association founded in Germany in 2008. Its name stands for Bringing Europeans Together Association because this is their mission: to strengthen the European society by encouraging democratic processes and consciousness about the plurality of European identities, both on national and international level.
The expression of this goal is to actively support such political simulations as the Model European Union (MEU), events which allow young people to engage in politics, discovering the founding principles behind Europe through a first hand experience of the democratic process.
CUBE. Your take on Europe is a social project aiming to create an inclusive participation channel for young people in Europe. CUBE wants all young people in Europe to envisage the future they want to live in. CUBE prioritises in gathering diverse young opinions, taking into account all kinds of discriminatory experiences that young people have and on which grounds they are excluded from the political process. CUBE overcomes this structural exclusion by reaching out to schools, where, to a certain age, all young people come together. This approach is complemented by a possibility to extend our concept to youth centres.
CUBE facilitates this process in three steps: it provides a workshop toolkit to be facilitated in all context youth engages in, it gathers and analyses the results of those workshops and advocates for them at the EU institutions.
The European Student Think Tank is a student-led NGO whose purpose is to involve young Europeans in the EU policy-making process, empower them to make use of their EU level rights and to promote the values of and identification with the EU. Several avenues are explored to facilitate these goals, among them are a network of ambassadors in and beyond the EU, independently organised events, a policy review, working groups and partnerships.
New Europeans is a pro-European civil rights organisation based in Brussels and London which champions the rights of citizens and all who live and work in the European space. We work for a Europe of the citizens, of equality, social justice and human rights and are organised on the basis of chapters or branches in many different cities and regions across Europe.
ThinkYoung is the first think tank focusing on young people. It was founded in 2009 in Brussels and has expanded to Geneva, Madrid, Hong Kong and Nairobi.
It is a not-for-profit organisation, with the aim of making the world a better place for young people, by involving them in decision making processes and by providing decision makers with high-quality research on key issues affecting young people.
ThinkYoung conducts studies and surveys, makes documentary movies, writes policy proposals and develops educational programmes. So far, ThinkYoung projects have reached over 600,000 young people.
Volonteurope is a European, globally focused, non-profit network working to achieve more and better social justice in Europe and beyond, through active citizenship and volunteering. Its vision is a world where the principles of inclusion, collaboration, sustainability and equality guide the thinking and the practices in Europe and beyond. Its mission is to work, in collaboration with members and partners, to foster civic engagement, social action and volunteering, as a way to build inclusive, tolerant, diverse and resilient communities.
Volonteurope strives for social justice for all.
Routes die Europareise bringt für einen Tag Europa in deine Stadt und ermöglicht es allen, Europa hautnah zu erleben. Einmal im Jahr, rund um den Europatag am 9. Mai, öffnet Routes deine Augen für all das Europäische, das dich in deiner Stadt umgibt. Und in Zukunft geht es weiter in andere europäische Städte: Bratislava, Tallin, Kassel oder Sevilla – vielleicht kommt die Routes bald auch schon in deine Stadt!
StudentJob ist ein Online Jobportal das Studenten und Young Professionals passende Stellenangebote zur Verfügung stellt. Sie unterstützen bei der Jobsuche, bieten Karriere Rat an und stellen Blog Artikel zur Verfügung die sich auf den Studentenalltag fokussieren.
winquadrat | Uni Management Club richtet sich an engagierte Studierende und Young Professionals, die als EntscheidungsträgerInnen von morgen Verantwortung für sich und die Gesellschaft übernehmen wollen.
Tauscht euch mit inspirierenden Persönlichkeiten aus. Fragt um Rat, fragt um Unterstützung, fragt um Erfahrung. Lernt von Topunternehmen, Weltmarktführern und NGOs. Lernt von Politikern und CEOs, lernt von Wissenschaftern. Lernt euch selbst kennen. Findet heraus was euch begeistert. Und dann findet heraus, wer euch am besten dabei unterstützt.
APID offers a platform for environmentally vulnerable communities to gain access, tools and representation to fight environmental and climate change impacts they already feel. Expert volunteers accompany communities to develop their own project in legal advocacy. By bringing action up from these communities, through the local, national, and international level, they aim to influence policies and practices to better reflect communities’ needs and consolidate their capacity to respond to climate change.
Circle of Sustainable Europe is a leading NGO connecting and creating environmental sustainability projects across Europe with a Top-Down and Bottom-Up approach. As an umbrella organization its aim is to expand knowledge and awareness of today’s biggest climate change challenges. It does so by supporting cooperation and community-driven, international, national, regional and local initiatives aiming to address the SDG’s set out by the United Nations, and by providing these initiatives with a voice at European level.
EU Events gathers in a single, intuitive and access-free web- portal all EU-related events in Brussels, organised by the European Institutions, EU Permanent Representations, regional and national representations, EU agencies, universities, think-tanks, political parties, consultancies, lobbies and NGOs. This action is completed and complemented with a continuous presence on all main social media, where we look forward for an interaction and exchange with our followers. We want us citizens to find all the upcoming events easily, to adapt our agenda accordingly and to promptly register, to be informed on any change of venue or date, to fruitfully attend and actively participate to the EU events we are most interested in.
Such spirit is well expressed in their motto “Follow, Attend, Connect”.
EU-Logos is an observatory of European politics, which focuses on the area of Freedom, Security and Justice in order to keep citizens informed about the challenges surrounding current European affairs.
Published on a weekly basis, quality articles provide in-depth analyses to understand the dynamics of EU policies.
The European Cooperation Centre aims to protect democracies, EU values and promote them within the EU and beyond in the direct contact with citizens and relevant stakeholders using state-of-the-art technologies and innovation to achieve these goals.
The ECC puts people and democratic values first, through dialogue and innovation, both scientific and social.
Born in 2004, Eyes on Europe is an association based in Brussels with a dual goal. Composed solely of students, our aim is to enable them to develop professional skills, to become autonomous and responsible as well as to blossom through a project of their own. Working with a horizontal youth-to-youth approach, we also strive for raising awareness of European citizens, and the development of a critical but fair mindset towards the European Union.
For 12 years we have been publishing a magazine every year. We also organize conferences, debates, visits, social activities and partnerships with other European and local organizations.
The Good Lobby is a first of its kind skill-sharing community that was founded in 2015. The mission of The Good Lobby is to foster assertive citizenship so as to create more accountable societies. We and our volunteers support the legal and policy advocacy work carried out by NGOs across Europe, we foster pro bono collaborations, we carry out advocacy training, and we connect communities of public interest actors so as to build unconventional alliances. The Good Lobby offers its services in lobbying and advocacy to those NGOs that want to improve their connections with and understanding of EU policy-making and how to include or strengthen their lobbying efforts.
JEF Belgium (Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes) helps young people find their place in the European Union. By organizing street actions, guided tours, debates and seminars, they try to make sure that young people are aware of the issues in Europe today and the future. They have five local sections – in Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Liège.
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STAND UP FOR EUROPE is a pan-European citizens’ movement working to raise the awareness of our shared interests as Europeans and enabling individuals to take action starting from their own cities and towns all around the EU. To do so Stand Up for Europe is creating teams in every European city. More than 1.500 members have already joined Stand Up for Europe and over 119,000 people follows them on Facebook allowing reaching out to over one million people every week. Stand Up for Europe is also facilitating the creation of students’ groups in universities and has a support committee made up of leading personalities from the world of culture, politics, business and academia.
The people’s voice is missing in the EU debate. Therefore, a wide network of organizations and political parties will bring the EU debate to the Danes.
We do this with the initiative ‘We Want Europe’.
We will meet both the optimism and the skepticism that is present in the debate about Europe. We want to go to Denmark’s homes and at their workplaces. Out to the young people at the educational institutions and visiting the elderly at the country’s day centers. And we will provide educational opportunities for young people on the country’s education programs and to the Danish elderly who dream of getting into Europe.
All of this will be done through four targeted projects: 1001 Home, Roadtrip, Our EU and Erasmus ++.
We want Europe – do you want?
EDDA is a European association which represents think-tanks, civil society organisations and experts focusing on digital policies and digital transformation. They are working with European Development and International Cooperation policies to share European experience of digital transformation around the globe. Besides this, EDDA seeks to influence other non-development EU policies related to digital and tech innovations in order to tackle the digital divide within the EU. EDDA unites 50+ members from different sectors including non-governmental experts, organisations, think-tanks and businesses from diverse fields.
We are a platform for pro-Europeans, open to everyone who recognises the value of a peaceful and united Europe.
Now more than ever, we want to stand up passionately for the future of the European project, countering populism and nationalism with a constructive voice that isn’t afraid to speak out about critical issues.
We offer a platform for anybody in Munich who wants to get involved in the discourse about our joint European future, providing an overview of relevant events in the area and guidelines on how to participate in the political process. Engagieren für Europa seeks to facilitate the debate about tangible propositions to solve Europe’s challenges ahead, independently across political parties.
Diskutier Mit Mir ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, der es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, mit Hilfe von digitalen Diskussions-Tools den demokratischen Diskurs in Deutschland und Europa zu stärken. Das Prinzip von Diskutier Mit Mir ist es, geschützte digitale Räume zu schaffen und Menschen mit gegensätzlichen politischen Ansichten in einen Dialog zu bringen.
Europa United Media Company is a non-profit Irish/German organisation and is incorporated in Ireland. Their goal is help to encourage conversation and opinion on the Europe of today though our publications and work as well as providing a platform that supports aspiring writers. Europa United receives no third party financial assistance and is not connected to any media organisation or political party. All their contributors and team members are volunteers. Their publications are their own original work and it is to be noted that their contributors’ views are expressively their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Europa United.
Italics Magazine is an independent Italian online magazine aiming at becoming a reference for readers, professionals and foreign press interested in covering Italian issues thoroughly, appealing to diverse fields of interests and schools of thoughts. We are aware that our country is lacking a complete, in-depth, across-the-board, international and neutral source of information in English. Therefore, we realized that the World needs an ‘Italy inside-out’ storytelling abroad. This would allow foreign readers who do not speak Dante’s language to receive first hand information and opinion from ‘The Boot’, not necessarily and exclusively filtered by foreign sources.
We need to strengthen the “European identity” in order to build a stronger Europe. We need to motivate the EU population to embrace our common values and motto: “Unity in Diversity”. Europa Festival aims to ask our youth to lead the process and organise massive street festivals in every EU country on Europe Day (May 9th). Because they are the best change-agents. And make Europe Day a public holiday across the EU.
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Student Forum Maastricht (SFM) is an annual international academic conference bringing together students and professionals to discuss Europe-related topics.
Their aim is to provide a platform where interested students can exchange ideas and engage in fruitful discussions. SFM offers a successful and productive way to put issues of concern and challenges for the European Union into a more practical context.
In different workshops, students can apply their knowledge and profit from the experience of professionals coming from an academic, political or economic background. The interdisciplinary approach creates the opportunity to gain insights from various fields. At the end of the conference, the proposals drafted by the working groups will be submitted to the European Commission.
The Institute of Innovative Governance is an independent, non-governmental organization which aims to promote innovations through the interaction with various governmental and civil society actors and conduct high-quality policy research and projects. Our priority is to ensure that civil society is benefiting from the technological and innovational advancement. Thus, conducting independent high-quality research and the implementation of civic-tech projects beneficial to the public interest is the essence of the Institute’s work, guided by the core principles of the organization – innovations and human rights. Institute is currently running projects in Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Moldova and Kazakhstan but is opened for cooperation worldwide.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of locally and regionally elected representatives coming from all 28 Member States. Through the CoR they are able to share their opinion on EU legislation that directly impact regions and cities.
The Commission helps to shape the EU’s overall strategy, proposes new EU laws and policies, monitors their implementation and manages the EU budget. It also plays a significant role in supporting international development and delivering aid.