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European Youth Weeks 2017: #Europe – How (dis)connected are we?

23. July 2017 - 5. August 2017

How long does it take you in the morning to check one of your social media accounts? Social Media has become a constant companion in our everyday life and now plays a vital role in how we see the world and how we form our opinions. In this year’s European Youth Weeks we want to have a look at important current sociopolitical developments and how they connect with Social Media.  How do we stay critical and well informed in an age of google algorithms, fake news and Facebook posts? It’s nice to keep your friends informed but what are the drawbacks of publishing private data? Where does it go and who benefits from it?  Have we entered a new era of politics and political campaigning, where social bots define political discourse and a presidential candidate tweets his every thought to hundreds and thousands of people? What does all of this mean for democracy? For the European Union? The EU is at a crossroads. Euroscepticism has been on the rise for years and Brexit has been a preliminary climax in this development. Fundamental European values are being repeatedly called into questions by the EU members themselves. Where do you see the EU in the future? How (dis)connected are we?

Kooperation: Friedensschule Monte Sole Marzabotto/Emilia-Romagna, Jeden Swiat, Wielkopolska/Polen; FAR – Verein für demokratische Bildung, Burgas/Bulgarien; Centre Européen Robert Schuman (CERS), Metz/Frankreich; Plural (Association for civic education), Bukarest/Rumänien; Gogoratusz Gernika/Spanien; Sonnenberg, Zagreb/Kroatien; Socialna Akademija, Ljubljana/Slowenien; Inter Alia – Civic Non-Profit Organization, Athen/Griechenland; European Youth Denmark, Frederiksberg/Dänemark.

Further information and application under: http://www.europeanyouthweeks.org



23. July 2017

5. August 2017

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