Cohesion in your region
Future workshops on the home region
EUROSOC#DIGITAL is conducting 15 one-day future workshops on Europe in the respective home region throughout Germany as part of "Cohesion in your region". The workshops pursue the goal that the students deal with the future of their home region. The participants learn about the role of the European Union and its cohesion policy for their own region and independently develop projects for their home region.
Future workshops at schools
First, the young people deal with the European Cohesion Policy and the political priorities of the European Commission. For this purpose, the students receive factsheets on three core areas that are implemented through cohesion policy: the European Green Deal, a Europe for the digital age, and an economy at the service of people. Students then learn about EU Cohesion Policy as a tool for European integration through the Future Workshops. They deal with the long-term challenges of their home region and develop innovative and ecologically sustainable project ideas in groups for real problems that occur in their areas. These project ideas are eventually transformed into a business plan.
Following the future workshops, there is a discussion round with political decision-makers, in which the participants are challenged to share and reflect on their acquired knowledge and project ideas for their home region with the political guests.
Training for multipliers
The project also includes five training courses that provide basic knowledge about European Cohesion Policy and are based on an interplay of theory and practice. Various materials and methods, such as the Future Workshop, will be presented and used as examples. The aim is to convey the complexity of Europe in a playful and vivid way in the classroom.
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All school types from grade 10 with 25-60 students
Raise young people's awareness of the long-term challenges facing their home region and their impact, enable them to formulate potential solutions in the form of project ideas, with the help of a business plan, and discuss the results with a political guest.
August 2021 to July 2022
Future workshops, training courses
Directorate-General for Regional Policy and Urban Development, Beisheim Foundation