Euroregion Elbe/Labe

The interfaces of Europe: Discussing border regions

On November 27, 2021 we invite 60-80 citizens from Saxony (Germany), Lower Silesia (Poland), the Karlovy Vary region and the Ústí region (Czech Republic) to an initial online dialogue. It is about current challenges and questions about the future of the EU. The event is also the basis for the subsequent 6-region dialogue.


Invitation from the Saxon State Ministry of Justice and Democracy, Europe and Equality:

As the Saxon State Ministry of Justice and for Democracy, Europe and Equality (SMJusDEG), we want to actively participate in the future process of the EU. That is why we are starting a cross-border dialogue. The tri-national youth forum in Görlitz kicked off this dialogue process at the beginning of October.

We now invite you to take part in a dialogue with citizens from Saxony, Lower Silesia (Poland), the Karlovy Vary region, the Ústí region (Czech Republic), Grand Est (France) and Baden-Württemberg. This dialogue takes place in three events.

The geographical location of the Free State of Saxony in the triangle between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic offers the best conditions for cross-border dialogue formats. We want to listen to the border regions and find out what is particularly important to you as citizens in relation to the European Union. Where do you see the greatest challenges? Is it climate change? Is it the desire for more direct democracy? Or something completely different?

We would like to ask you how closely you feel connected to the European Union. Could you envision European citizenship? Should the regions have a greater say at European level? Should EU citizens aged 16 and over be able to vote? What about respect for human rights in the EU?

Through the exchange, we want to collect your ideas for future coexistence in the border regions in the east and west of the European Union and together make a contribution to the future of Europe.

NOTE: The follow-up event will take place as a six-region dialogue with the participation of Baden-Württemberg (DEU) and Grand Est (FRA) on December 10-11, 2021 (Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.) as Online event. Please make a note of this date in advance! Here is the link to register for the six-region dialogue:

(This is an automatic translation by Google Translator.)

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