On Europe Day, May 9, we organised the first CUBE webinar on organising for a better Europe. Europe Day really was the best day to start online education with our community. On May 9, 1950, French foreign minister Robert Schuman held a speech – today known as the #SchumanDeclaration– in which he conveyed a vision for a united and peaceful Europe. The journey has been anything but perfect since then – but there cannot be any doubt that the European Union makes our lives better and safer, and our cultures richer. To ensure it stays that way, we need to work for an even better Europe of Tomorrow. Because the EU is not a gift. It’s hard work. And good people need to be involved in its future.
Organising is a method, which helps us to engage in deep political relationships – because we all have a self-interest in politics to ensure politics makes our lives better. In our webinar, our trainer Sören, head organiser of CUBE’s partner organisation European May, introduced the organising method, and then together, Sören and Lisa shared their personal motivation of why they work for a better Europe. Following, our participants tried out a 1-to-1 conversation in pairs and got to know other Europeans which they hadn’t met before. Afterwards, we discussed the meaning and importance of power – and why it is important for us to gain power together. 1-to-1s are an important step towards gaining power because personal relationships lead to deeper understanding of one another and constantly reminds us why we work for a better Europe: because it makes our lives better.
” …personal relationships lead to deeper understanding of one another and constantly reminds us why we work for a better Europe”
After a great first experience with motivated and engaged participants, we’re already thinking about future webinars to organise the CUBE community and prepare the first CUBE campaign. More details coming soon!
We are extremely proud to be part of a community that’s organising for the Europe of Tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first CUBE webinar, it was so great to get to meet with you all and have the chance to celebrate Europe day together!