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#FixEurope Campus

October 21-24th

What

The campus will be about defining political priorities for the year ahead. The economic and social crisis in Europe is far from over, and its effects continue to be felt by large parts of the population. The ECI against TTIP is about to start and the movement behind it seems to be in a prime starting position to achieve 1 million signatures. The conflict in Ukraine puts into question Europe’s commitment to peace: what can civil society do to improve the situation? Migrants continue to die in the Mediterranean sea and at border crossings trying to enter the EU – where do we need continued pressure to end this plight? What other thematics are to be taken up in the next months, what practices and lessons learnt can we exchange, what ideas do you think should be receiving more attention?

The camp will be about learning the tools for achieving the change we aspire to. Training workshops will aim to empower participants in new techniques for campaigning, advocacy and communication at EU level; we will learn how the use of new technologies can help activists on the ground; we will map the new European institutions and study which attempts at influencing decision-making have worked and why.

The Campus will be divided into three strands looking at:

  • How to influence policy making / building up a citizens lobby,
  • How to bring grassroots practices and local change to a transnational dimension
  • How to build networks and how to connect (online and offline) communities

The type of formats will range from expert-led discussions and workshops, to peer-to-peer trainings including time for exchange and building up own project ideas. Participants are encouraged to present own sessions and give inputs.

When &Where

The #FixEurope Campus will take place between October 21 – 24 at Schloss Wartin, just 1.5 hours North-East of Berlin.

It will be followed by a public conference on Saturday October 25th held at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation in the centre of Berlin, opened by Saskia Sassen.

We invite you to join us for four days of in-depth analysis, common reflections, intense inputs, shared learnings, open debates and cheerful exchanges in a beautiful rural setting to the North-East of Berlin.

Location

schlosscollage

Schloss Wartin is located 1,5 hours North-East of Berlin, in Brandenburg. It is an old castle located in the village of Wartin and will provide a tranquil work environment during the Campus. All meals will be made with local food and there are many nooks and crannies both indoors and outdoors to continue discussions with new friends!

Speakers

Speakers Include:

Ádám Földes, Transparency International 

Andy Williamson, From Arrogance to Intimacy; A Handbook for Active Democracies

Raffaella Bolini, ARCI 

Antonia Laterza, Eutopia 

Teresa Conrad LE-AD

*more soon tbc

See full speaker bios here.

With the Support of: 

 European Commission ''Europe for Citizens'' Program Europe for citizens - logo

 Open Society Foundations Basic CMYK

Heinrich-Böll Foundation Druck

This Campus would not have been possible without the help of the dedicated members of our Berlin group. A very special thank you to:

Jonathan Buhl
Vanessa Buth
Kim-Fabian von Dall'Armi
Stylia Kampani
Victoria Kupsch
Hilde van Meegdenburg
Katharina Moebus
Jannik Schäfer
Amelie Schindler
Christine Schmid
Christiane Schwausch
Luisa Maria Schweizer
Lukas Stolz
Jonas Willisch

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