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Europa - what now?Illustration: © Tobias Schrank

Europe – what now?

Crisis, Brexit, swing to the right: we mainly talk about the EU only when it’s burning. The European elections are a good opportunity to ask: What do we want from the EU? What could it still be? How do we want to shape it? Europe – what now?

Hey EU, here’s what I want! © Goethe-Institut/3PC

Hey EU, here’s what I want!

In May, Europeans will elect a new EU Parliament. A good reason to ask them: What does the EU mean to you? In your everyday life? What challenges is it facing? And what do you want from the EU?

Interviewpartner Plaza de Colón Foto: Nacho Larumbe | CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Stimmen aus Madrid
EU, das wünsch ich mir!

Angesichts der kommenden Europa-Wahl wollte unserer Kollege Fabian Schmiedel wissen, wie sehr sich die Bewohner Madrids mit der EU identifizieren.

Marseille spricht © Goethe-Institut

Stimmen aus Marseille
EU, das wünsch ich mir!

Anlässlich der anstehenden Europawahlen haben wir französische Bürger in Marseille spontan gefragt, was sie sich von und für Europa wünschen. Erfahren Sie mehr im Video!

Europanetzwerk Bild 0 Photo (detail): © Goethe-Institut Brüssel

Postcard-project
My wish for Europe

…that is the title of the postcard-project which was created by the Europanetzwerk Deutsch in collaboration with schools from different EU countries. The Goethe-Institut Brussels received more than 250 postcards which record the pupils’ wishes, hopes and fears concerning the future of Europe. The eight winners of the project were invited to Brussels to spend a weekend in the European capital before the EU elections in May.

© Goethe-Institut

Together rather than alone

What does the EU bring to our daily lives? In other words, what happens when a country no longer belongs to the EU? Answers from different perspectives – illustrated by illustrators from all over Europe.

About the author

Eric Bonse © private Eric Bonse is a freelance journalist and EU correspondent for “taz. die tageszeitung” and has been working in Brussels since 2004; previously he worked in Paris for seven years. He runs the blog “Lost in EUrope”.

At the end of 2018 he published his e-book “Der verhinderte Neustart – Ist die EU noch reformierbar?” (The Hindered New Start – Is the EU still reformable?).
 


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