MeetEU DemocracyLab

F E B R U A R Y 26 - 27, 2024, B E R L I N

DEMOCRACY NEEDS YOU!

Ready to take action? During a 2-day workshop, you will meet Europeans from all over the continent, united by a common goal: boosting our democracy. 

Let’s get creative!

Together with people form  across Europe, we’ll brainstorm ideas to boost voter participation in the 2024 European elections. Why? Low voter turnout means that a small number of voters decide crucial issues.

Inspire others to vote for their future

We’re looking for people interested in learning how to inspire their community to vote, whether it’s a school, university, sports club, workplace, or e-sport group.

Guess what?

This workshop is absolutely free (thanks to the City of Berlin, which is funding it). And since it’s 2-days long, lunch and coffee are also on us 🙂

DETAILS FOR YOUR NEXT STEP

  • Everyone is welcome to join – as long as you are eligible to vote in the next European Elections.
  • If you can’t commit to come for the entire duration of the workshop, we kindly ask you to leave the space to someone else.
  • The workshop is held in English for our diverse group of European participants. Forget perfect grammar – let’s connect and get creative!

OUR AGENDA, INTERESTED?

Monday, 26.02.2024
  • 9:00 Welcome and introductions
    Get ready for a day of connection and inspiration.
  • 10:30 Coffee Break (free of charge)
  • 11:00 European Parliamentary Elections Insights
    Empower ourselves with essential knowledge.
  • 12:00 Lunch (free of charge)
    Enjoy a meal together at the Youth Hostel Ostkreuz.
  • 13:00 Keynote on Winning Hearts and Minds in a Polarized World, Imran Ayata, author, campaigner, and owner of the Berlin agency Ballhaus West
    After the keynote speech, participants split into smaller groups.
  • 14:00 Individual Network Analysis
    Identify groups to approach and amplify our impact
  • 15:30 Coffee Break (free of charge)
  • 16:00 Identification of Target Groups
    Strategize and pinpoint our focus.
  • 16:30 Development of Activities (part 1)
    Let’s spark creativity as we design activities to inspire others to vote.
  • 17:30 Wrap-up
    Feel free to connect with fellow participants or explore the city.  

 

Tuesday, 27.02.2024
  • 09:00 Keynote on How to Talk About Europe So Others Listen, Arne Schröer, Senior Campaign Consultant, ASK Agentur für Sales & Kommunikation
    After the keynote speech, participants split into smaller groups.
  • 9:30 Development of Activities (Part 2) 
    Let’s spark creativity as we design activities to inspire others to vote.
  • 10:30 Coffee Break (free of charge)
  • 11:00 Practicing Role Plays 
    Tweak concepts and understand how activities work in practice.
  • 12:00 Lunch (free of charge)
    Enjoy a meal together at the Youth Hostel Ostkreuz.
  • 13:00 Presentation of Developed Activities to All Participants
    Share your creations, receive feedback, and fine-tune activities for maximum impact.
  • 14:30 Coffee Break with Reinhard Fischer, Head of Europe Direct Berlin, Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (coffee & cookies are on us:)
  • 15:00 Establishing a Follow-up Network
    Stay connected through social media groups and virtual events to continue the exchange.
  • 16:00 Departure for the French Embassy in the city center
  • 17:00 Closing Event at the French Embassy;
    Get-together between citizens, civil society organizations and institutions. Invited guests: Léonor GUY (French exchange diplomat, French ministry for foreign affairs) ● Anna JARDIN (Deputy Head Intercultural Training at the OFAJ/Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk) ● Reinhard FISCHER (Head EuropeDirect Berlin, Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung) ● Emmeline CHARENTON (Secretary General JEF Germany) ● Magali CENSIER (Attaché for educational cooperation French Embassy in Berlin)
  • 18:30 End of Event

Come join us!

Write to [email protected] to secure your spot!

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