Forum 2000 Foundation- Czech Republic sucht einen Partner für Maßnahme 2.2
Network of Towns: February 2019 – November 2019
Short description of the project, including its aims This project is designed to strengthen the European identity by exploring common European values and boosting the sense of solidarity among the EU youth. The goal of the project is to share practices, to find new approaches to European identity at the grassroots level, and to challenge Euroscepticism, before and after the elections to the European Parliament in 2019. The project will bring together 6 European cities and their youth representatives, in order to build a network for lasting partnerships and strong cooperation. The project starts with the preparatory activities conducted with various ICT tools. The first face-to-face meeting of the international main project group will be held in Prague and will focus on education and trust building among the project partners, as well as further development of the events happening in each partner’s city. Each event, held in partner countries (Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic) will be interactive, consisting of a workshop, seminar or a session for local youth, fostering critical thinking with a goal of defining common European identity and setting up a road map to the future of EU. The project will culminate with a final conference, happening in Prague that will define the common European identity, based on outputs from previous events. The final output will serve as a promotion of EU to the European youth and will include the innovative strategies addressing Euroscepticism. The project will bring together approximately 200-300 participants in total. Role of the Partner Organisation: To nominate youth participants from individual countries (2 persons), to organize a local event (at a local secondary school) and to help publicize the outcomes of the project in their respective countries. One representative of the partner organization should be present at a Prague event in spring, as well as in autumn 2019.
The Forum 2000 was founded in 1996 as a joint initiative of Václav Havel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa. The Forum 2000 Foundation pursues the legacy of the late Czech President Václav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights, assisting the de-velopment of civil society, and encouraging religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance. It provides a platform for global leaders, as well as thinkers and courageous individuals from every field of endeavour, to openly debate and share these critical issues. The Foundation fulfills its mission through long-term projects and other ad hoc activities. The main projects include the annual Forum 2000 Conference with the associated program the Festival of Democracy, annual fair of non-profit organizations NGO Market, Democratic Solidarity focused on democratic processes in Latin America, Coalition for Democratic Renewal or the Interfaith Dialogue. During the last two decades, the Foundation has become a widely recognized among experts, built a solid reputation among the general public as well as a wide network of con-tacts, partners and long-term supporters who contribute to the development and constant improvement of the Founda-tion’s work. The Foundation also strives to ensure its finan-cial sustainability by diversifying its sources of income and building long-term partnerships with supporters.