3. Create synergies
Our project is only as good as the support and cooperation it receives on site. In order to achieve the most long-lasting impact possible in each city and to connect individual multipliers as optimally as possible, we carry out prior research into civil society associations, initiatives and organisations that are already working to promote Europe in the area and that might have an interest in entering into a conversation with political representatives and citizens.
The reactions are usually positive – especially because this form of cooperation often opens up new areas of action and provides increased coverage, which allows the initiatives to experience public appreciation for their often voluntary work. Even though several actors are usually dealing with similar subjects and related themes, it is surprising how often they don’t actually know each other. In this case, it is particularly important that we create synergies and link different multipliers with one another. Our public event “Open Space Europe” provides a good framework for this – one in which various multipliers have an opportunity to exchange ideas and information with each other, to create new networks and thus also pursue projects for Europe more effectively together.
The following are among our on-site partners to date: aktuelles forum e.V., Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO), Consol Theater, Culture Goes Europe – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V., DGB Haus der Jugend, Europa.blog, Europäisches Informations-Zentrum (EIZ) Erfurt, European Law Students‘ Association ELSA, Europa-Union, Fan-Projekt Rot-Weiss-Erfurt, Interkulturelles Café Greifswald, Jugendzentrum Klex Greifswald, Junge Europäische Föderalisten (JEF), Musiktheater im Revier, Pulse of Europe, Radio FREI, Schalker Fan-Initiative e.V., Studentenclub „Kiste“, !YES – Young European Spirit