Town Twinning "Euroscepticism and the European Future"
Pubblicata il 21/09/2021
The Town Twinning Project “Euroscepticism and the European Future” promoted by the Municipality of Condrò, was a project built in partnership with different European Municipalities with the aim to strength the sense of belonging to Europe in order to fight the feeling Europhobic among citizens. This meeting was focused on understanding and debating Euro-skepticism by the point of view of citizens, debate and understanding about pro EU feelings. To remedy this situation, a process of the awareness is needed that the unity of Europe is a necessity, that the future lies in integration, not in leaving the EU and returning to national sovereignty. The event of town twinning supported the brotherhood between the citizens involved and they have been called to discuss and compare on the priorities and future of the European Agenda. The project involved the Municipalities of Condrò (IT) as applicant and Tordoia (ES) Siggiewi (MT), Priekuli (LV) Hévízgyörk (HU) and IRAN (SK) in partnership. The event was held in Condrò from 13 to 19 September 2021. The activities have been highly participated and interactive by young people and citizens, with the organization of meetings, discussions and debates, capacity building, workshops, seminaries, round table, exchanges of best practices and other activities in order to develop an active citizenship and to foster interactions between the citizens’ involved. The project was addressed through a methodology of non-formal work in which the citizens and young people have been the real actors of the project with their opinions, experiences and point of view. In this way Europe became a more touchable and visible reality. Moreover, the sign of brotherhood oath was an occasion to create a long-lasting cooperation and a solid friendship and to assure that the citizens felt more European. Therefore, participants have been encouraged to exchange opinions and best practices with the aim to formulate new ideas and concrete future proposals