On Sunday, February 24 from 12:00 to 15:00, before the Six Nations rugby tournament Italy – Ireland match, in Rome, EuropaNow! will distribute European flags in Piazza del Popolo-Piazzale Flaminio, where fans from the two teams usually meet before moving to reach the Olympic stadium.
We absolutely need to keep mobilised to avoid the divorce between the EU and the UK.
Because Brexit raises the anti-historical spectre of a border
between Ireland and the United Kingdom
Because Europe would not be complete without the genuine presence of the United Kingdom.
Because the roots of the EU lie in the memory of the tragedies of the twentieth century.
The two world wars and the fight against totalitarianism in which the United Kingdom,
with its historic democratic legacy, played an essential and decisive role.
Because a divorce between the EU and England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland could very well reopen old tensions at the borders, fuelling terrifying nationalist passions,
and resurrecting the ghosts of xenophobia against which the European Union was formed.
Because the thousand days of paralysis the process of leaving the EU already brought
show that Brexit will bring above all instability and danger
Because on the international stage stand Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump,
who not only relish the thought of a divided Europe, but work daily for that outcome.
Because it must be known that the disintegration of the EU is
a threat to all European countries and societies.
Everywhere, in stadiums, in the streets, from windows, we wave the European flag and reaffirm our desire to be together, and to change the Union from within to make it more democratic, more cohesive and more supportive!
“I very rarely agree with the Prime Minister but on this he’s right:
we are stronger, safer and better off in.”
Labour MP Jo Cox, in her last column, on 19 June, 2016
It’s time for action!
In view of the European Parliament elections in Spring 2019, EuropaNow!, European Democracy Lab and TDEM urge all European associations and organisations to move beyond the fragmentation which has until now impeded the success of individual initiatives. The common objective is to issue a commitment charter for a more united, democratic, federal, fair and fraternal Europe, which will be presented to every political force standing for election.
Our challenges to the political parties for the European elections of May 2019
Pawel Adamowicz‘s solemn funeral will take place at 12 in Gdansk, the city he was the mayor of. EuropaNow! will pay a tribute to his sacrifice in Rome, at the Consulate of Poland.
Another European hero!
A European hero who fought for equal rights and for integration.
All European citizens should cherish and take example of his political and moral legacy.
We want the truth about
Giulio Regeni’s death!
THREE YEARS AFTER THE DEATH IN OF THE ITALIAN RESEARCHER IN EGYPT, EUROPANOW! SUPPORTS
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ITALY’S MOBILISATION
Giulio Regeni was a 28-year old Italian researcher who was abducted and tortured to death in Egypt. His body was found in early February 2016 in Cairo’s outskirts. Those responsible for the murder were never found.
Wa want to remind that Giulio Regeni was a European citizen and that therefore all European countries and citizens must take action to ask for the truth about his disappearance:
– because strong and decisive action by the European Union and all its member states towards the Egyptian institutions and government can be decisive in ascertaining the responsibility for the disappearance, torture and killing of Giulio Regeni;
– because Italy cannot be left alone in its demand for truth and because European citizens must let the Italian government know that it cannot and must not give up asking for truth and justice;
– because only a strong mobilisation of the European public opinion will be able to provide protection to all the people in Egypt who seek to contribute to the truth;
– because not forgetting the disappearance and killing of Giulio Regeni means defending and reaffirming the founding values of the European Union and means remembering, in the name of these values, the many who are tortured to death in Egypt, as the young Friulian researcher was;
– because European citizens must never stop expressing active solidarity with all those still threatened and imprisoned in Egypt because of their opinions.
EuropaNow invites all its members and supporters to meet on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 7PM at the gathering organized by Amnesty International Italy in Piazza Montecitorio, where European flags will be distributed.
At 7:41, the time of the last text sent by Giulio Regeni, some candles will be lighted to remember his disappearance.
#3annisenzaGiulio #veritàpergiulioregeni #europanow
In Prague we pay tribute to Jan Palach with the European flag
On 16 January 2019, fifty years after Jan Palach’s self-immolation, the EuropaNow! pro-European association will be in Prague to pay tribute to the young student who, with his gesture, wanted to wake his fellow citizens up after the Warsaw Pact armies invaded Czechoslovakia.
The sacrifice of Jan Palach, like those of Jan Zajic and Evzen Plocek in the following weeks, belongs to the common memory of all Europeans.
Let us never forget that the European Union is deeply rooted in the memory of the tragic experiences of the 20th century and in the fight against totalitarianism and for freedom.
At a time when obscurantism and nationalists are once again threatening the Continent, it is essential to recall that Jan Palach is an exemplary figure for the Czech people as well all European. He embodies the foundations of our brotherly pact.
In paying tribute to the European hero Jan Palach, EuropaNow! also wishes to celebrate the courage of all Charter 77 signatories and in particular of Václav Havel who was once again imprisoned thirty years ago, on 16 January 1989, by the communist regime’s political police for having wanted to lay a wreath at the site of the student’s immolation. A few months later, when he became President, he urged all European citizens:
“if we are not able to dream of a better Europe, we will never build a better Europe”.
EuropaNow! will be present, in the morning from 10 a.m. and in the afternoon from 5 p.m., at Václavské náměstí 42 (in front of the Paul shop) to meet all those wishing to pay tribute to Jan Palach in a spirit of European fraternity. We will then move together towards Jan Palach’s memorial.
On this occasion, EuropaNow! will make European flags freely available to reaffirm the will to defend the Union’s common values and demand a new Europe, stronger, more just, more democratic, united and federal.
A Europe that is no longer only a Europe of nations and of budgetary rules, but a Europe of equal rights and citizens.
6 October 1PM
A pic-nic for Europe
Parco Massari – Internazionale a FerraraClick here to view the Full Video
An open air snack against the return of divisions, racism and discriminations, and for relaunching a European patriotism.
AN INITIATIVE SUPPORTED BY
Stefano Boeri, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Bernard Guetta, Dacio Maraini, Paolo Rumiz, Roberto Saviano, Daniele Vicari, Paolo Virzì,
garagErasmus, Gioventù Federalista, Europea
HAVE TAKEN PART
Ulrike Guérot/European Democracy Lab
Jacopo Iacoboni/La Stampa
Marc Lazar/Sciences Po-Luiss
Marta Lempart/Polish Women’s Strike
Michael Zichy/Universität Salzburg, 13.10 promoter
Manifesto for a European Patriotism
“If we are not able to dream of a better Europe, we will never build a better Europe” Vaclav HavelRead the manifesto
A flag of Europe on every window
On 8 December, 2018, the day the Interior minister Matteo Salvini’s League organised a rally against Europe in Rome, toghether with the Young European Federalists, EuropaNow! launched the initiative “Una bandiera dell’Europa a ogni finestra” – ”A flag of Europe on every window”.
“A flag of Europe at every window to claim and embody a new Europe that is more united, fraternal, supportive and federal.” In the days before the rally, we distributed more than 500 EU flags, and people shared pictures of them from all over Italy.
Demonstration for an
On 10 November, 2018, hundred years after the end of WW1 and on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, EuropaNow! organised, along with the Young European Federalists, a demonstration in Piazza Santi Apostoli, near the Roman Forum, a demonstration “for a European Republic”.
We wanted to show support to political scientist Ulrike Guérot and author Robert Menasse’s European Balcony Project, wich was also supported, among others, by intellectuals and artists like Etienne Balibar, Carolin Emcke, Srecko Horvath, Elfriede Jelinek, Milo Rau e Saskia Sassen.
White night for Europe
On 3 November, 2018, EuropaNow! organised a pro-European call to action during the “Notte bianca per l’Europa” – the “White Night for Europe”, wich was celebrated in Turin, along with musicians Max Casacci from Subsonica, and Daniele Mana, journalist Tonia Mastrobuoni, assessor Ilda Curti, and computer scientist Andrea Stroppa.
To defend our democracy, join forces and demand a more united, more popular, more federal, and more sympathetic Europe!
EuropaNow! supports the 13-10 movement’s call to action (https://13-10.org).
After the European Picnic to revive European patriotism, held on October 6th at the Internazionale Festival in Ferrara where we met philosopher and initiator of 13-10, Michael Zichy, it’s time to take to the streets with a multitude of organisations and young Europeans.
Don’t underestimate the threat from those who want to build new walls.
It’s time to take action together and demand more democratic and social rights.
We want a new Europe, Now!