We want a Europe “united in diversity”. We are all different, yet all Europeans. This is not about political parties, “Brussels” or the bureaucratic elites. Rather, it is about people across Europe coming together at a time when some would like to divide us. “Europeans” is open to all those that share our ideal of unity in diversity. Irrespectively of legal or official categorizations.
We readily recognize that we are confronted with immense problems. From chronic unemployment for our youth to loneliness for the elderly. From rampant misogyny in the workplace to persistent racial discrimination. From many voices being ignored to a few elites getting away with everything. Europeans are tired and angry. Rightly so.
We reject the answers given by those who champion fear: xenophobia, nationalism, racism and populism are not the solution. History teaches that when these forces take over, they bring along nothing but suffering. We have been there before and learned our lesson. We stand firm against these movements and their politics of fear.
We propose answers based on hope. Whatever we set forth to achieve, we can only succeed by working together. Our countries are too small to handle the challenges of globalisation and yet too big to respect our local identities. Let’s democratize Europe, value our diversity and work together. For today’s future is ours to shape.
We are headquartered in Berlin. A city that more than many symbolizes both the tragedies and the achievements of European history. And we are based in the district of Kreuzberg: an ecosystem renowned for its revolutionary politics, entrepreneurial spirit and endless supply of creative talent. Having said that,we aim to operate across all major European cities.
We conceive and plan grassroots pro-European public actions. In multiple European cities, at the same time and with the same message. And we mobilise whenever planned or unexpected events call for us to speak up. Our ultimate goal is to establish and nurture a network of part-time Euro-activists in most European capitals. So that all Europeans can shape their shared future together.
We don’t just go out and demonstrate on a regular basis with no clear objective. Instead, we take advantage of planned or sudden events in the news and in current affairs. And we turn them into an opportunity to show that, united in their diversity, Europeans can shape their future. We therefore aim to be responsive to key political developments.
We value tremendously the contribution that the media can make to an open and tolerant Europe. But we also value the fact that citizens can increasingly spread and share their own stories independently of official media outlets. Because of that, we make extensive use of social media. For media enquiries about our work, please drop us an email.
We have a standby structure of part-time European activists. These are trained to each execute a specific task at a very short notice and as part of a broader public action. Because of that, we can be flexible in dealing with different situations. We all know what to do and can flexibly and quickly activate ourselves for different causes.
Through “Europeans“, you have the chance to meet people that wish to build bridges rather than walls. People that think outside the box and that make things happen. People that, from time to time, want to speak up. Come and say hello. And if you can’t find us in a city near you, we could help you set up a branch where you live.
We are always eager for more support. Be it in kind or financial. Should you wish to offer the former, please drop us an email. Should you be lucky enough to be able to give some of the latter, please find our bank account details. Either way, we are immensely thankful for your contribution and support.
Account holder: Europeans e.V.
Account number: 271109100
Bank: Deutsche Bank
Drop us an e-mail if you have any questions, need help setting up similar actions in your city or want to get involved in an ongoing event. We will answer as quick as we can and will try to find others to work with you.