European Civic Forum

New Europeans nominated for the Europe Award

Great news: New Europeans is in the running for the prestigious Europe Award 2019! Now it’s up to the young Europeans to vote for the winner. If you’re 35 years old or younger, then your vote is needed — and we need it today!

This nomination couldn’t come at a better time. The #GreenCard4Europe campaign to protect the freedom of movement in Europe after Brexit has gained lots of traction — but now, with the summer break coming up, we can’t risk losing our momentum.

This vote is a great opportunity to keep up the pressure on lawmakers, and show the scale of young Europeans’ support to our #GreenCard4Europe initiative.

Winning the Award would boost the visibility of our campaign and help put our demands firmly on the agenda of the Brexit negotiators on both sides of the table. That’s exactly what we need right now to keep up the pressure, and make sure the future relations between the UE and the UK respect our rights. But we can only win if enough of us vote!

So if you are under 35, do not lose any more time, vote for New Europeans by clicking here
If you are over 35, your voice is still very important. Thus, you can share the call for votes on social media. To this end, please have a look at New European’s pages (Facebook and Twitter)

New Europeans were nominated for the prestigious Schwarzkopf Europe Award 2019 for our #GreenCard4Europe campaign to unilaterally guarantee the freedom of movement rights of the three million EU27 citizens living in the UK and 1,5 million British citizens living in other EU member states.

Our proposal for a Green Card for Europe is unique – no other group, party or person proposed a realistic and fair solution to end the uncertainty around citizens’ rights after Brexit while upholding our shared values of integration, equality and diversity.

Our campaign has already received the Financial Times Award in the Future for Britain competition. But this time we have a chance to win a truly European prize.

The Schwarzkopf Foundation has been granting its Europe Award since 2003 for distinguished work for a better, closer, more united Europe. We’re so proud to have our work recognised and appreciated by young Europeans. It’s our shared success — yours, too.

ECIT Summer University 2017: time for learning, discussing and sharing ideas on #EUcitizenship!

From 30th August to 1st September 2017, students, academics, policy makers and civil society representatives from all over Europe will meet in Brussels to exchange views on the gaps and future challenges of European citizenship. You will find this event very different from the usual European conference: there is real content, brainstorming and the right atmosphere and environment to test out your ideas and learn from others.

About 75 participants are expected at the Summer University which will take the form of a dialogue among the three main protagonists of European citizenship: civil society representatives, academics, students and public authorities. Over 200 people are expected for the public debate in the evening.

Participation Fees: To attend the 3-day Summer University a participation fee of 100€ is requested to cover the costs. A special participation fee of 60€ is foreseen for students and unemployed.