About CUBE.

CUBE. Your take on Europe is a social project aiming to create an inclusive participation channel for young people in Europe. CUBE wants all young people in Europe to envisage the future they want to live in. CUBE prioritises in gathering diverse young opinions, taking into account all kinds of discriminatory experiences that young people have and on which grounds they are excluded from the political process. CUBE overcomes this structural exclusion by reaching out to schools, where, to a certain age, all young people come together. This approach is complemented by a possibility to extend our concept to youth centres.
CUBE facilitates this process in three steps: it provides a workshop toolkit to be facilitated in all context youth engages in, it gathers and analyses the results of those workshops and advocates for them at the EU institutions.

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1. The Workshop...

…provides facilitators with the necessary means to trigger discussion about participation in EU politics. Participants reflect on problems, develop their own utopian ideas on participation and formulate a catalogue of demands addressed to the EU institutions and decision-makers. CUBE gathers those ideas and demands.

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2. The Data...

…is analysed and visualised by CUBE. Diverse and young opinions brought together represent the strength of the youth and give the necessary leverage for CUBE to act with them.

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3. The Advocacy...

…is conducted by CUBE through several channels: official participation channels of the EU such as consultations and the Structured Dialogue are equally important as lobby activities for members of the European Parliament and dialogue formats with local politicians where workshop participants can directly experience political participation.

News

Second Team Weekend in Berlin

After three and a half months CUBErs met again in Berlin for the second team weekend! Discussing, brainstorming, planning, organizing…since our pilot phase started im March there was much to discuss concerning our newest workshop concept and team related issues since all of us – à la CUBE – will soon be spread all over Europe again.…

What’s Next?

See what we’re up to in the upcoming weeks!   AEGEE Summer University Sofia Where: Sofia, Plovdiv and Burgas (Bulgaria) When: 17.08.2017 – 31.08.2017   AEGEE Summer University Berlin Where: Berlin (Germany) When: 18.08.2017 – 30.08.2017   Summer Team Weekend Where: Social Impact Lab Berlin (Germany) When: 11.08.2017 – 13.08.2017   ECIT Summer University 2017…

Take a Seat, have a Talk

Our founder Verena took many seats in different cities during the last two months. She discussed limits and chances of digital participation with a Member of the German Bundestag, Christina Schwarzer, a policy analyst, who was a working for the Obama electoral campaign and Idil aka Ayse, a comedian parodizing integration policy. The conclusion: politics…

Unconferencing social entrepreneurship.

July finally came to an end with CUBE posing a storytelling challenge to social start-ups coming together in Berlin for two days from around the world. Having a clearer storytelling strategy when it comes to describing our users and stakeholders has been a priority for CUBE in the last months. Hence, the SenseCampe organized by…

Global Solidarity Summit Hamburg

In July, Verena hosted a workshop at the Global Solidarity Summit taking place in Hamburg at the same time as the G20 Summit. In fact, the GSS directly challenged and protested global injustice, exploitation and corruption perpetuated by the behavior of the G20 governments and the current international system. Flawed systems need and will ultimately…

Back to the Roots #2: 15y BA ES in Maastricht

Two workshops, one day, two CUBERs in Maastricht (the Netherlands). In June, we provided two workshop sessions at the 15 Years European Studies Bachelor celebrations at Maastricht University. So there Lisa and Richard were back at a place, which shaped many from the CUBE team. This time not as students, but as workshop facilitators taking…

Pilot Phase on Fire!

Thanks to our cooperation with EuroSoc and JEF France we were able to visit some of their workshop as guests and get inspired by their work as well as see in what way CUBE could fit in. Next to that we expanded our network and met up with new potential cooperation partners exchanging ideas on…

WE Festival Maastricht 2017

Back to the roots: As a part of the WE festival Maastricht our Cubers Annika, Verena and Sophie could hold another pilot-workshop “Europia” this month. During two intensive working hours our participants critically reflected on the problems within participation concerning three important factors: Transparency, Digitalisation and participation channels. Thereby, they developed THEIR version of a…

CUBE @ Z2X^3

The festival of visionaries organised by the online section of German weekly “Die Zeit” brings together engaged and committed people in their 20s. It was a great opportunity to spread the ideas of CUBE around people not caught in the Euro-bubble. In Essen, Lisa gave a workshop in which utopian ideas for Europe were developed,…

First Team Weekend in Berlin

As our Cubsters are located all over Europe, most of our work gets done in the digital sphere. This spring, however, the entire team managed to get together for our large team weekend at the Social Impact Lab in Berlin. Together we spend three intense days in which we refreshed our minds and refocused our…