As part of the School of Kiev and its School of Abducted Europe, European Alternatives is holding an event on Defining Europe from the Margins
The European Union has been built with the objective to keep the peace on the continent and to provide a space for people to develop mutual understanding.[...]
The festival is transnational in its fabric, concept and content. Its main objective is to create a temporary space for people from throughout Europe to exchange, co-create and find common ground for future actions to call for democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state.
Lobbyists and policy professionals aim to play a large role in influencing European policy in Brussels. Alongside policy work though, a number of mechanisms also exist to enable civil society and citizen voices to be heard at the European level, from consultations to European Citizen Initiatives.
Working with the media, from investigative journalists to traditional broadcasters, has been the regular way for activists and civil society to amplify their voices and reach a broad public about the issues that concern them.
However, legal or practical restrictions on freedom of the press in som[...]
Citizenship rights (non-discrimination, freedom of movement) and, since 2009, fundamental rights under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, can in certain circumstances be protected through national courts and through referral to the European Court of Justice.The private sector h[...]