EUROPE FOR CITIZENS 2018.

 

EUROPE FOR CITIZENS – WILAMOWICE – 2019. godina

European Union support for the Wilamowice commune

 We are pleased to inform you that the Wilamowice commune (from Poland) has once again received funding for the implementation of an international project entitled „Solidarna współpraca partnerska naszą przyszłością w Unii Europejskiej”. The task has been co-financed by the European Commission under the Europe for Citizens program and will be implemented on 29.08.2019-02.09.2019.

 Short description of the project:

During the project, we will try to answer the question of what factors have weakened and continue to weaken the solidarity of countries in the EU and what we should do in order to restore solidarity. For many years of building solidarity on important issues among our partner municipalities, we have used the practice of creating and maintaining solidarity through very different and innovative means in the project, we will therefore stress the need for integration within the EU based on solidarity and civil liberties.

We will carry out a series of meetings of the Round Table (composed of representatives of project participants), which will develop guidelines for uniform solutions to social problems, i.e. migration, unemployment, social support for marginalised groups.

During the workshop we will get acquainted with the methods of drawing up plans, strategies and studies of social development of municipalities.

An important part of the project will be discussions on the causes of Euroscepticism and the motivations behind Euroscepticism. During the workshop we will learn about the methods of building an EU debate on Euroscepticism. In the debate, we will oppose ultra-nationalism against cultural tolerance, provoking a lively discussion.

During the discussion, we will reflect together on what we should do to rebuild solidarity between EU countries. We will consider whether a solidarity approach to various important issues such as migration can be a tool for reconstruction and development of the European project.

Intercultural cooperation will be established especially during the presentation of Polish culture and invited guests at an outdoor event called „Gminne Dożynki in Wilamowice Commune”. We will meet with NGO representatives discussing the role of NGOs in rebuilding solidarity between EU countries.

During the three meetings of the Reflection Group we will work out recommendations concerning the principles of solidarity for a better future for us.

Project partners:

  1. Kisújszállás Város Önkormányzata – Hungary
  2. Obec Horná Súča – Slovakia
  3. Mesto Rajecké Teplice – Slovakia
  4. Městský úřad Dolní Benešov – Czech Republic
  5. Grad Županja – Croatia
  6. Grad Klanjec – Croatia
  7. Obec Kunerad – Slovakia
  8. City of Bihać – Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

EUROPE FOR CITIZENS  – GRAD KLANJEC 
2018. godina

EU future – Doing it together!
Budućnost EU – Učinimo više zajedno!

INFORMATION TEMPLATE

The project « EUlife – Citizens for Stronger Europe » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”

Applicable to the Strand 2 – Measure 2.1 “Town-Twinning”

Participation:  The project involved 361 citizens, notably 140 participants from the city of Klanjec (Croatia), 35 participants from the city of Wilamowice (Poland), 19 participants from Rajecke Teplice (Slovakia), 20 participants from the city of Dolny Benešov (Czech Republic), 15 participants from Héviz (Hungary), 39 participants from Novi Sad (Serbia), 43 participants from Bihać (Bosnia and Hezegovina), 20 participants from Občina Starše (Slovenia), 30 participants from Bistrica ob Sotli (Slovenia).

Location/ Dates: The event took place in Klanjec (Croatia), from 05/10/2018 to 07/10/2018

Short description

The day of 05/10/2018 was dedicated to the arrival of participants, their gathering, accommodation and then project activities starting with presentation about timetable of activities. On Friday, workshop of making the website started. Team of younger participants continued the work on project web site that has started within last year’s project activities. Seminar and discussion “Possibilities for citizens to participate in decision making processes about future of EU” was held with the participation of most participants of project. It was a platform for participants to express their opinions and thoughts about civil participations in decision making processes on EU level. Discussion showed there is not enough interaction and dialogue between citizens and elected representatives in EU Parliament and that citizens expect that their opinions are taken in consideration when decisions are being made not just those of political parties.

On the workshop „White paper on the Future of Europe – the future of Europe is in our hands” participants learned and debated about five possible scenarios of EU future was held. Participants had opportunity to show their view which scenario is more possible, but also have expressed in one word or sentence what they feel is the most important for EU future. Most of them wrote “safety”, then “equality”, “openness”, “regulated market” and “expansion”. Most participants stated that in the future, EU should lean more to the model that USA applies.

Part of programme was marking European year of cultural heritage and intercultural exchange between participants under the name “„Where the past meets the future”. On the first day, participants presented their cultural heritage from places they come to encourage people to learn about cultural diversity of European peoples.

The day of 06/10/2018 was dedicated to workshop „Making the project idea for joint partner programme “Network of towns“. Interested participants from 6 partner towns have been exchanging ideas about joint project idea for possible further upgrade of cooperation within Programme “Network of towns“. The workshop was continued on the next (last) day of project.

Partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina moderated discussion “I am European” where participants from EU member and non-members states exchanged thoughts on what being European means to them, and if identifying yourself as European decreases your national identity. Participants from Poland, Slovakia and Czech think that national identity should have more importance, while participants from Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia and BiH think that living in EU does not mean losing your identity, on contrary it is advantage being citizen of European Union.

In the afternoon, on the main square, programme „Celebrating European year of cultural heritage – cultural show” was held. Participants showed part of their cultural heritage to large number of visitors.  

Debate „Doing Much More Together” – citizens role in the future of EU” which was moderated by representatives of senior association from Slovenia, had accent on citizens perception and views about possibilities of making common European policies in different areas of action that in their opinion should contain more balanced shared attitudes, since only united in common policies we can do more.

The day of 07/10/2018 was dedicated to „Discussion about accession of west Balkan countries to EU” for which was big interest because the project involved representatives from BiH and Serbia. Citizens from other states expressed positive opinions on accession of west Balkan countries, especially because of actual migration problems. Citizens from Serbia and BiH have expressed dissatisfaction with their government work and their wishes on accession to happen before 2025. As the answer to the rising euroscepticism amongst EU citizens, they give examples of advantages that EU citizens have opposite to them.

Discussion about the role of culture and art in the future of European Union was moderated by representatives of cultural association from Hungary. The conclusion of this discussion is that diversity is the true value of the united Europe and that culture and art are always integrating factors and therefore very important for the future of EU.

“Final thoughts on the Future of EU – do we need enthusiasm and how can we achieve it” was a debate where participants discussed how much positive EU citizen’s attitudes and enthusiasm can contribute to a stable EU future. There is a desire that in the future EU becomes more Union of Citizens, and less affected by the national divisions between member states, and to achieve this, we have to insist on the achievement of fundamental values EU was founded.

At the end of last day, final workshop of making the website was held, in the late afternoon participants have left.

Info template Europe for citizens Grad Klanjec 2018.

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Mjesto održavanja: Klanjec

Vrijeme održavanja: 05. – 07. 10.2018.

Organizator: Grad Klanjec – Kulturni centar Klanjec, Gradska knjižnica i čitaonica „Antun Mihanović“ Klanjec, Udruga umirovljenika grada Klanjca, KUD „Antun Mihanović“ Klanjec,  Udruga „Korak po korak do zdravlja“, FRAMA Klanjec, Ogranka Matice hrvatske Klanjec, Ekološka udruga „Japica“ Klanjec

Partneri: pobratimljeni grad Wilamowice iz Poljske, Općina Rajecké Teplice iz Slovačke, Grad Dolní Benešov iz Češke, Hrvatsko kulturno-prosvetno društvo “Jelačić” Petrovaradin iz Srbije, Općina Starše iz Slovenije, Društvo upokojencev Bistrica ob Sotli iz Slovenije, Musica Antuqua Ensemble Heviz iz Mađarske, KUD Hasan beg Biščević iz Bosne i Hercegovine.

 

Kratki opis:

Nakon uspješno provedenih programa Europska tradicija za europsku budućnost/European tradition for European future i Čvrsta EU – solidarna EU/ SolidEU – ABOUT SOLIDARITY IN EU“/ Građani za snažniju Europu / EUlife – Citizens for Stronger Europe/ koje je u okviru programa Europa za građane sa svojim partnerima Grad Klanjec realizirao 2014., 2016. i 2017. godine, Izvršna agencija za obrazovanje, audiovizualnu politiku i kulturu (EACEA) iz Bruxellesa odabrala je te odlučila iznosom od 25.000 EURA financirati novi program i susret građana koji je prijavljen na ovogodišnji natječaj.
U sklopu Cjeline 2. Demokratsko angažiranje i građansko sudjelovanje, a unutar mjere 1.2. Bratimljenje gradova, Grad Klanjec je prijavio projekt pod nazivom: EU future – Doing it together!
U ovogodišnjem projektu sudjeluje devet partnerskih organizacija, od kojih njih sedam dolazi iz država članica EU, a dvije su iz zemalja koje to tek trebaju postati. Glavna tema susreta ove je godine vezana uz razmjenu mišljenja građana iz osam različitih država, od koji su neke članice EU, a neke ne, o budućnosti Europske unije, a tijekom trodnevnog programa na tu temu će biti organiziran cijeli niz tribina, radionica, debata, prezentacija, ali i neformalnih druženja građana.

 

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Program aktivnosti: 

Petak, 5. 10.2018.

11:30 – dolazak sudionika – Velika  dvorana Grada Klanjca, Trg mira 11

12:00 – predstavljanje projektnih aktivnosti – Velika dvorana grada Klanjca, Trg mira 11

13:00 – ručak – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, ul. Lijepe naše 41

14:30 – 16:00 – seminar i diskusija “Kako građani mogu sudjelovati u procesima donošenja odluka o budućnosti EU” – Velika dvorana Grada Klanjca, Trg mira 11

16:00 – 17:00 – radionica „Izrada web stranice EUlife – naši projekti i iskustva, IV. dio“ – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, informatička učionica, ul. Lijepe naše 41

16:30 – 18:00 – seminar i diskusija “Bijela knjiga – budućnost Europe je u našim rukama” – Multimedijska dvorana Studija Galerije Antuna Augustinčića, dr. Ive Broza 2

18:30 – večera – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, ul. Lijepe naše 41

19:30 – “Gdje prošlost susreće budućnost“ – kulturni program posvećen Europskoj godini kulturne baštine” – Izložbena dvorana Gradske knjižnice, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

 

Subota, 6. 10. 2018. godine

08:00 – doručak

09:00 – 10:30 – radionica „Izrada web stranice EUlife – naši projekti i iskustva, V. dio“ – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, informatička učionica, ul. Lijepe naše 41

10:00 – 11:00 – radionica “Izrada projektne ideje za zajednički partnerski program za Mjeru 2.2. Umrežavanje gradova dio je potprograma 2. Demokratski angažman i građansko sudjelovanje programa Europa za građane” – Multimedijalna dvorana Studija Galerije Antuna Augustinčića, dr. Ive Broza 2 11:15 – 12:30 – diskusija “Ja sam Europljanin” – Izložbena dvorana Gradske knjižnice Klanjec, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

13:00 – ručak – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, ul. Lijepe naše 41

14:00 – 15:00 – debata “Možemo li zajedno učiniti mnogo više – uloga građana u budućnosti EU“ – Multimedijalna dvorana Studija Galerije Antuna Augustinčića, Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

15:00 – 17:00 – “Obilježavanje Europske godine kulturne baštine – kulturna manifestacija” – Trg Antuna Mihanovića, glavna pozornica

 

Nedjelja, 7. 10. 2018

8:00 – doručak

09:00 – 10:30 –  diskusija „ Proces pristupanju zemalja Zapadnog Balkana Europskoj uniji” – Izložbena dvorane Gradske knjižnice Klanjec, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

10:45 – 12:00 – debata „Uloga kulture i umjetnosti u budućnosti Europske unije” – Multimedijalna dvorana Studija Galerije Antuna Augustinčića, Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

12:30 – ručak – Osnovna škola Antuna Mihanovića, ul. Lijepe naše 41

13:30 – 15:00 – debata “Zaključne misli naših građana o budućnosti EU – trebamo li entuzijazam i kako ga možemo postići” – Trg mira 11

16:30 – odlazak sudionika

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Timetable of activities:

Day 1st – 5th of October 2018

11:30 – arrival of participants – City hall , Klanjec, Trg mira 11

12:00 – presentation of project activities  – City hall, Klanjec, Trg mira 11

13:00 – lunch

14:30 – 16:00 – seminar and disscussion „ Possibilities for citizens to participate in decision making processes about future of EU“ – Multimedia hall „Studio Galerije Antuna Augustinčića“ , Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

16:00 – 17:00 – „Our EU project website workshop“, part 4. – Elementary School, IT classroom, Klanjec, ul. Lijepe naše 41

16:30 – 18:00 – „White paper on the Future of Europe – the future of Europe is in our hands“ – Multimedia hall „Studio Galerije Antuna Augustinčića“, Klanjec,  dr. Ive Broza 2

18:30 – dinner

19:30 – „Where the past meets the future – Celebrating European year of cultural heritage“ – Exhibition hall of the City Library, Klanjec, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

 

Day 2nd – 6th of October 2018

08:00 – breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 – „Our EU project website workshop“, part 5. – Elementary School, IT classroom, Klanjec, ul. Lijepe naše 41

10:00 – 11:00 – workshop „Making the project idea for joint partner programme Network of towns“ – Multimedia hall „Studio Galerije Antuna Augustinčića“ , Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

11:15 – 12:30 – „I am European“ disscusion – Exhibition hall of the City Library, Klanjec, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

13:00 – lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – „Doing Much More Together“ – citizens role in the future of EU –  Multimedia hall „Studio Galerije Antuna Augustinčića“ , Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

15:00 – 17:00 – „Celebrating European year of cultural heritage – cultural show“ – Antun Mihanovic Square, main stage

18:30 – dinner

 

Day 3rd – 7th October 2018

8:00 – breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 – „Disscusion about accession of west Balkan countries to EU“ – Exhibition hall of the City Library, Klanjec, Trg A. Mihanovića 2

10:45 – 12:00 – „Disscusion about the role of culture and art in the future of European Union“ – Multimedia hall „Studio Galerije Antuna Augustinčića“ , Klanjec, dr. Ive Broza 2

12:30 – lunch

13:30 – 15:00 – „Final thoughts on the Future of EU – do we need enthusiasm and how can we achieve it“ – City hall, Klanjec, Trg mira 11

16:30 – departure of participants

 

 

 

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