Inter Alia is active in the fields of education, advocacy, youth work and culture with the aim to:
- Promote and enhance civic action and civil society’s interconnectedness and effectiveness in influencing decision-making at any level;
- Empower youth and increase employment opportunities through training, skills development, and civic and social participation;
- Confront interpersonal and intergroup stereotypes and enhance intercultural understanding inside and outside the perceived limits of Europe as a means to peace and well-being.
Inter Alia is a civic action, non-profit organisation aiming at the creation of an inclusive and active European civil society. It supports the venture of the European economic and political Union and, at the same time, stands critical against EU bureaucratisation, detachment of European institutions from its citizens, centralised decision-making, EU self-referentiality, and washing-hands politics. Inter Alia seeks openness, inclusiveness, respect, tolerance, equality, extroversion, diversity and interconnectedness. We believe that the sustainable construction of such a Europe can only be achieved with the active participation of the people. European civil societies need to pressure and claim for their greater and more substantial involvement in social and political processes.
Inter Alia envisions a future of participation where citizens will be in the driver’s seat, leading developments. In a world of frantic pace, constant information flow and increased professional requirements, people need not only to develop and synthesise diverse skills and tools, but also to head the initiatives in the social, political and professional sphere. Inter Alia, believing in the creative power of active citizens, engages with them in a relationship of mutual learning and joint benefit.
Inter Alia considers the expansion, vitalisation and enhancement of civic action and the involvement of stereotyped and stigmatised areas of the world, essential for the development of European civil society. Europe cannot evolve in a sustainable manner when being phobic and defensive to the worldwide society. Inclusiveness and constant exchange of ideas can constructively influence and enrich European societies. Citizens can grow stronger by turning their attention to the world. Besides, what can one know of Europe, who only Europe knows?