I decided to participate in Together.eu because it shapes new citizens who grow up participating in institutional life as a community, rather than in a top-down manner – a community where the notion of representation is linked to participation and commitment and not confused with direct democracy. When I think of Together.eu, I think of its human value: friendships, meetings, networking, the possibility of getting involved, to make a personal commitment for oneself and for others that does not stop at that, but which gets concrete feedback from the institutions.
At EYE 2021 I was able to take part in a roundtable on human rights and could express my views at the seats of the European Parliament; thanks to the Representations of the EU Institutions in the Member States, I have been able to go to schools and, along with others, do a European civic education course for younger students.
Freedom is participation.
Freiheit bedeutet die Möglichkeit der Teilhabe.