Machbar! Let’s do it, Europe!
"United in diversity" is the official motto of the European Union. The underlying promise: a pluralistic Europe offering everyone equal opportunities, visibility, acceptance, and participation. But despite much that has been achieved, it has always been and still is more of a vision than a lived reality which is now increasingly under attack by populist and nationalist tendencies.
As a matter of fact, not everyone has the same access or right to participation in Europe, not everyone is equally represented, not everyone’s voice is equally heard but demands ever more to be taken seriously.
Our guests all have different backgrounds and biographies living across Europe. What unites them? They are all in their twenties, not satisfied with the status quo and, like many of their peers, they actively shape the Europe they want to live in with their projects, their activism and engagement striving for justice and equality in Europe. These changemakers break through the roles ascribed to them in public discourse and decision-making and move into white spaces where rules of the game are not made with and for them – as young European, as woman, as queer, as migrant, as Roma, as BIPoC.