What do you want to achieve with this project?

A test of democracy and citizens’ participation

Brexit is reality – a historic moment, not only for the UK, but also for the EU! Will now other countries follow, nation states triumph, and the EU crumble? Or could Europe use the Brexit as a chance for a new beginning – a reset for a more democratic, more participatory Europe? This is the very question: “to be – or not to be!”

The EU could fail if it is not fundamentally reformed. For years, the ever closer, ever more centralized Union has been facing internal divisions, crises, opposition of member countries, and  dwindling confidence among frustrated and disillusioned citizens – and now Brexit, the most serious challenge: for the first time, a member country is leaving “Europe”!

Yet these frustrated citizens could also stand up and use this major crisis as a major opportunity for change! Our New Europe therefore invites them to do just this: to give their opinion on Europe’s future, on democracy and the role they want to play – as a test of their  readiness and willingness to assume responsibility for Europe.

If this test is successful, if millions of committed citizens explicitly ask for a new Europe of, with and for the citizens, and if they insist thereafter, in ever growing numbers, the politicians will have to follow their constituents and create with and for them a new, more democratic, participatory and diverse Europe – democratically, in referenda!

Do you need help to put your idea into practice?

CFEU – let citizens throughout Europe know!

After several years, Our New Europe, is still largely unknown – a chnallenge for  CFEU, since  “Citizens for Europe are civil society actors supporting each other to create a participatory and democratic Europe.”

CFEU and its members are thus uniquely qualified and kindly invited to promote Our New Europe and its “after Brexit” campaign, according to their wishes and objectives, using their own means, networks and members, including newsletters and social media, as well as – if they want – a partnership with Our New Europe.

What are the details of the project?

Europe – beacon of democracy, prosperity, peace, freedom and human dignity in the world!

The need for more democracy and more citizens’ participation in the EU is widely recognized – among both EU advocates as well as EU opponents and sceptics, including, certainly, CFEU members:

  • By those EU advocates, who want to win the citizens’ confidence and support – as a precondition for a democratic reform toward a stable and sustainable Europe, by means of a democratic adaption of its institutions and its Constitution;
  • By the vast majority of EU opponents and Brexiteers, who want to continue a friendly relationship and a mutually beneficial cooperation with all European countries;
  • By the scores of frustrated, disappointed, yet committed EU sceptics, who a are ready to assume their responsibility in a Europe that takes them seriously and shines as a beacon of democracy, prosperity, peace, freedom and human dignity in the world.

Topics the proposal focuses on
  • campaign online
  • Citizen Participation
  • Culture
  • Debate forum
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Economic effectiveness
  • Good governance
  • human rights
  • Immigration
  • Institutions
  • International relations
  • participation
  • Peace
  • Security/ Defence
  • Trade