“If we ruin Europe, we’re the dumbest generation to ever exist!” – Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, 2017 (German TV entertainer)
Europe offers us many different privileges that have been taking a backseat over the last few years and thus have led to more and more people and states asking for autonomy. It’s time to recall all the advantages of the European Union:
-People are free to chose to travel and work wherever they want within the European Union, with no passport or visa required.
– Because of the European Union, nearly 300 thousand Erasmus students get to study with like-minded people in other countries every year making friends and connections throughout the continent.
– After two world wars, we have understood that nationalism and borders are not actually leading anywhere. Thanks to Europe, we’ve been living in peace and prosperity for the last 70 years.
– In a world full of challenges, we stand together as Europe and for Europe – for freedom, fairness and tolerance.
– The huge, global challenges like global warming, world hunger and forced migration, the arms race or the consequences of digitization – no single country on earth can tackle these questions alone. This powerful political union of 28 member states with shared values and goals is a strong partner for better solutions.
When did we start taking all these benefits for granted?
Together, we have the ability to remind the citizens of Europe of the advantages and privileges we all enjoy through the European Union. Therefore we need you: your ideas, visions and creativity. Because our Europe is too valuable to leave it to the wrong people.
If you are passionate about Europe, join us in March for the Hackathon “Take Europe to the Hearts”. Make use of your skills to create change for the better!