BB: Filling in the gaps

Delphiko Conservatory (6 Korinthias Str. Athens), 9th of April, 18:30h

INTER ALIA Civic Action Meeting Point and the Association of Albanian Students organised an interactive event as a part of a wider project that attempts to engage youths in civic debate on perceptions on the EU and the upcoming European Parliament Elections.

In the beginning of the event, Nikos Papakostas from INTER ALIA and David Rama from ASA welcomed the participants and introduced them to the project.

At the same time, the participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire concerning perceptions on the EU (To see the questionnaire forms click on the images at the end of the page).    

Then, Nikos Papakostas and Nikos Pasamitros from INTER ALIA hosted a brainstorming activity on the “brand name” called European Union. The aim was to gather information and let people, from a non-EU country who live in an EU one, express themselves. INTER ALIA’s Fotis Lavdas assisted the facilitators in the process as the tempo was rugged.

After that, based on the brainstorming, the participants shared their thoughts on the EU, the prospective future of Albania inside the Union, the rights and responsibilities that come with membership, the May European Parliament Elections and the impact of the crisis on the EU. The discussion was lively and constructive. The discussion was fed by the presentation of the questionnaire data that were further analysed and compared to previous data collected from EU citizens.

Finally, the attendees were split in two teams and competed in a question game that tested their knowledge on the EU institutions and functions. The winners and the losers were offered the official t-shirts of the Building Bridges Project.

The event is part of the Building Bridges project which is organised by Inter Alia and co-funded by CitizensforEurope