On this special day in which we are not only celebrating Europe Day but also welcoming the long-awaited launching of the Conference on the Future of Europe, we are excited to share with you our new project MAKE EUROPE BLOOM: The time is now!
This project aims at starting a political campaign at both European and national levels to raise awareness on the importance of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), as a framework in which to advance the reforms that can create the conditions and changes that citizens are demanding. In order for this goal to succeed, we are planning national and local marches, rallies, and street activities through UEF 24 member organisations.
Officially launched on Europe Day, MAKE EUROPE BLOOM: The time is now!, will carry out activities in different European cities. The first stop will be in Valencia (Spain), followed by cities in Greece, Eastern and Northern Europe.
Building on President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen’s 2020 State of the Union speech, this project will contribute to setting up the new European Bauhaus by mirroring citizens’ feelings on Europe through Antonyo Marest, who will be helping us to make European cities bloom with his urban art. Our idea is based on replicating a series of the large-scale “Future of Europe” mural on Rue de la Loi in the European neighbourhood of Brussels. This time, the murals would be placed in places where EU-related conversations do not normally happen. Antonyo Marest and his team will design each mural out of the results of a survey on the future of Europe and the Conference topics.
Doing so not only will be bringing European debates to places where they do not normally take place in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe but also bring civil society into the heart of the Conference to decide on the more relevant aspects of the European project.
Stay tuned for upcoming news!