Youths develop perspectives for a democratic Europe without exclusion – this is the goal of the ewoca partner-project “Pimp my Europe”. In February, the active youths organised a youth conference at the State Parliament in Dusseldorf, and, together with politicians, discussed their hopes and ideas. Now the participants continue their work at a four-day workshop: From the 19th to the 22nd of May, they meet in Weimar to evaluate the results of their conference, produce a music video, and plan the continuation of their project on the European level.

At three events so far, the youths dealt with the topics of human rights, democracy, and European citizenship. At the meeting in Weimar, they are now primarily concerned with transforming their work into presentable forms, to inspire others for a democratic Europe. At a professional music studio, they will record a song they have written themselves, and produce an accompanying video. Their results will also be presented on the internet, using an Instagram photo gallery. Furthermore, the youths are preparing public exhibitions in some of the five participating cities.

But they continue working on the topics as well. A European youth conference in Brussels is planned as a follow-up event. The active youths will use one of the days of the Weimar workshop to gather ideas for the conference. The events of “Pimp My Europe” are taking place as part of the “Structured Dialogue” of the EU youth strategy and are funded by the European programme erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION.

“Pimp my Europe” in Weimar