We are Europe Academy, 2018 Edition

What is the "We are Europe Academy”?

Brussels, 9-11 November 2018

The “We are Europe Academy” is a training event for civil society activists organized by the Union of European Federalists (UEF) and the European Citizens Action Service (ECAS) in the context of the We are Europe project supported by the European Commission’s Europe for Citizens program.

The Academy will help activists from civil society organisations to develop their practical skills on political communication, campaigning, citizen engagement, grass-roots campaigning and organisation building to better prepare themselves to be active participants in the ongoing debate on the future of Europe, particularly in the run up to the European elections, and in the public debate against raising nationalism. 

The program of the Academy includes:

  • Three Awareness Raising Sessions were critical European issues are presented and discussed with a format contrasting opposing opinions. Focus will be on “Our Money”, “Our Security” and “Our Democracy”.


  • Three rounds of mine Workshops on practical matters (on subjects related to political communication, citizens engagement and grass-root campaigning).


  • Practical Projects in small groups to develop and execute a plan applying the learnings from the event to different types of activities for different type of civil society organisations.

Particular focus will be how to apply the knowledge and skills during the run up to the European Parliament elections in May 2019.

The event is open to members of civil society organisations that are (a)  officially registered in an EU member state, an EU-candidate country, a country being part of the European Economic Area or Switzerland; and (b) agree with the main objectives of the “We are Europe” project and pursue the objective of an ever closer union between European citizens and nations. Priority will be given to CSOs operating in politically hostile environments (to be argued by the applicant in the application motivation).


Find the detailed full programme here.


The event will take place at Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles.

Click here to see the venues on a map.



Accommodation in double rooms is available for an extra fee of 50€ to be paid together with your participation contribution.

Participation conditions

The participation contribution covers the Academy documentation, lunch and dinner on Saturday, coffee breaks and general costs of the event.

Participants residing outside Brussels will be eligible to reimbursement of their travel expenses (accommodation and subsistence excluded) exceeding 50 EUR and up to a maximum reimbursement of 150 EUR. Reimbursements will be made on the spot and in cash only. Please, don’t forget to bring the original receipts and tickets with you.

All participants will need to pay a participation contribution of 60 EUR, to be transferred immediately after registration to the following account:

Union of European Federalists

BNP Paribas Fortis

Agence Quartier Léopold

Place du Luxembourg 14B - 1050 Ixelles

IBAN: BE69 2100 3760 9578


"We are Europe Academy": *First Name* *Last Name*"

Registration of participants

Registration is compulsory by Sunday 4th November midnight by filling in the registration form.


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