Current Projects

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Euro Babble – Originally a satirical project, the EFF is relaunching Euro Babble as a witty journalistic platform that offers a regional perspective of European writers and journalists in one common place. Euro Babble is re-launched as the sister-publication of the established European online magazine, where its different articles are featured in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as the native language of the respective authors. Through this effort Euro Babble connects readers and writers from different regions and fosters a common European identity by extending regional content to all of Europe.

The eventual goal is to gather enough support to allow Euro Babble to publish all its content in all European languages, diminishing any and all linguistic barriers.

Europe Future Fringe – a joint initiative of New Europeans, Volonteurope and the EFF – European Future Forum. The Fringe is a platform for digital and physical citizen-led events that run in parallel with the EU’s official Conference on the Future of Europe. The initiative does not aim to replace the official conference, but to fill the fringe spaces it does not cover and give all citizens who want to actively have their say the chance to do so.

Citizens Take Over Europe – At a turning point for Europe, when there seems to be little to celebrate on Europe Day, we decide to take the courageous, and perhaps crazy decision, of organising Citizens Take Over Europe, a citizen participation action starting on the 9th of May, to send out a message of hope and togetherness, and to stand up for democracy.

The CTOE initiative was started by several European civil society organisations, including partners of the EFF and is being actively supported by the EFF, for example, with a launch-day event on May 9th.

Find out more about the initiative on the page below:

Upcoming Projects

Europe CAN – a social network with a purpose, a so-called social impact network. Unlike social media platforms, we don’t collect and sell data of our users, but offer our users a service. Our users are not the commodity, they are our customers. 

Europe CAN is designed to bring people and organisations together to develop projects for the benefit of society. 

Europe Goes to School – Myths about and prejudice against the EU are common. It’s a bureaucratic monster that regulates everything from the curvature of cucumbers to the size of tractor seats, it has no democratic legitimation and its budget is a bottomless pit. These and other myths are frequently reiterated and reinforced. Our project sends European educators and practitioners into schools, to confront pupils with these, to check them for their accuracy and to critically reflect upon the underlying reasons. Through a learning-by-doing approach, students aged 10-18 learn what the EU is really like, how it is manipulated by politicians and media outlets, why a functioning single-market needs so very much regulation and why exactly the Council of the European Union lands at an impasse so often.

Österreden – A joint undertaking of the EFF and Diskutier Mit Mir in Germany. The EFF is expanding Diskutier Mit Mir’s Talking Europe platform and launching an Austrian app Österreden for local users to connect with each other and connect with fellow Europeans across borders via Talking Europe.
The aim of the app is to connect people of different viewpoints anonymously, so that they can discuss their differences and how and why they have them.

Past Projects

This Time I’m Voting – European Election Campaign 2019 – The European Parliament has partnered with the EFF to deliver the institutional apolitical European election campaign for the 2019 European Parliament elections. The main goal of the collaboration is to increase awareness of the elections, turnout at the elections and participation among civil society and the general public in the campaign.

Join the campaign, using our link:

Connecting Citizens: Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters Workshop at the European Youth Event 2018 – How would you connect Europe? – Today more than ever, Europe is in disarray and the different nations, institutions and groups of citizens act like strangers with no understanding for one another. In an interactive workshop, we will give participants free reign to address the following questions:
How can citizens from different backgrounds come together?
How to educate citizens about Europe and enable them to engage with it?
How can we educate European and national institutions about its citizenry?

Italics Magazine – 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.

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