We are teaming up with fellow #CivilSociety organisations across Europe to hold a pan-European “festival of democracy” to run in…
Our world is becoming increasingly more complicated each day, due to technological advancement and scientific discovery and an overabundance of information. This is unhealthy for democracy and citizens in general, as it becomes increasingly difficult to participate in and navigate our social and economic systems. While we stand by progress and continuing the advancement of technology and humanity, we also advocate for a less bureaucratic and more down to Earth approach in the legislative and judicial branches of government, to ensure that all citizens are able to understand and participate in the democratic process and decrease the threat of exploitation of power by the wealthy and demagogues.
Detailed Value Definitions:
European identity is the innate feeling of being European. It is compatible with many other identities. The most essential aspect of European identity is the belief in a common Europe, in whatever shape or form. It can be a Europe of nation states, a Europe of regions, a federal superstate, or a republic. The model is not important.
Mobility is one of the core elements of the life of the Maastricht generation and any true European. The European Union has made a mobile life possible, though still difficult. Neither national social and immigration systems, nor private companies have adjusted to the needs and desires of the mobile generation. Mobility and connectivity are at the forefront of our endeavour and these values are reflected in how we operate, allowing seamless transitions and exchanges of knowledge and ideas across borders and regions. Mobility allows for the enrichment of all cultures and organisations across Europe. It is the crux of the EU’s motto: United in diversity!
However, mobility is still made hard and in some cases impossible for citizens, unless they have access to resources and expertise. It is our belief and goal to make mobility available to everyone, make this mode of life simple and to allow all of Europe to reap the benefits from the exchange of best practices.
Tolerance is an innate open attitude towards the new, unknown and unexplored, reserving judgement and refraining from generalisations when confronted with unfamiliar situations. Without this mindset, a common and mobile Europe is impossible.
The idea of change is welcomed by us. We firmly believe in moving ever forward as a society and continuing to build, reform and develop our current systems and institutions for the good of all people (in Europe and beyond). The status quo is never an end in itself and does not constitute a reason to stop innovating, no matter how good it may feel in the moment.
Social Entrepreneurship is the innate desire to be active and shape the future of society, instead of waiting for someone else to do it. A social entrepreneurial person takes the initiative and does not wait for tasks or instructions. Boundaries and obstacles are actively tackled and overcome for the good of societal development.
Impact orientation ensures that work is not done for the sake of work, or for a paycheck, but rather to achieve change and see firsthand the results of one’s efforts.
“Simplexity may be defined as the combination of simplicity and complexity within the context of a dynamic relationship between means and ends.” -Philippe Compain