Europe & the World

Call for a workshop on how to renew the European Union

Young professionals, experts and activists are invited to apply for a free workshop in Bratislava on 12-13 September 2019

We often hear that “Brussels is too far away” from the EU citizens: the turnout of the European Parliament elections is low, nationalist populism and Euroscepticism are on the rise. What to do? How to enhance citizens’ understanding of the EU, broaden ownership of the European project and build trust in the European structures?

Within the EUact project we aim to encourage active engagement of citizens in the decision-making process and offer bottom-up recommendations to EU policymakers by conducting focus group interviews, organising public debates as well as drafting policies and practical solutions with young leaders’ involvement.


Currently, we are looking for six young European thinkers, professionals and activists to join the second Transnational Reflection Group for a workshop in Bratislava on 12-13 September 2019. The goal of is to draft recommendations for the renewal of the European Union. The workshop’s ideas will contribute to the final report “European Elections and Beyond” which will be presented and hand-delivered to relevant EU policymakers in Brussels in the fall of 2019.


If you:

  • are passionate about the EU and have ideas on how to make a positive change,
  • are engaged in issues crucial for Europe professionally or on a voluntary basis,
  • communicate fluently in English,
  • are 18-35 years old,
  • are a citizen of one of the 28 EU Member States or Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


then join the Transnational Reflection Group to exchange your ideas on how to reform the European Union!




We welcome applications from people of different backgrounds and experiences. The selection process will be based on the information and inputs provided in the form above and their relevance for the topic of the foreseen workshop. Your travel and accommodation costs will be covered fully.


Please apply by July 14, 2019. The jury’s decision will be announced in July.


This call is part of a project “EP Elections and Beyond: Active Participation of EU citizens at All Levels”. Read more about the project here. 


Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 12.48.35

EUact alle logos

Maria Skóra

published on

11 June 2019