Capacity Building for the Post-Brexit Generation

Why we’re stuck and how we want to get out of this

How to establish social justice in a Union where the gap between rich and poor member countries seems to be growing? How to create a democratic structure in which people feel heard and represented? And, how do young people want the Union to represent Europeans in the rest of the world? What are Europe’s obligations regarding poverty, terror and war? The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union invited 12 young Europeans from all Member States to Brussels in order to discuss Brexit and its consequences.

Capacity Building for the Post-Brexit Generation - The aim of the workshop and programme

From October 9 – 13, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union organised a capacity building for the post-Brexit generation under the motto “Why we’re stuck and how we want to get out of this”. 15 young Europeans discussed different aspects of the current challenges the EU is facing and developped concrete strategies for possible solutions. The diversity of the group not only lay in the wide geographical range of the participant’s home countries but also in their professional background: university students, PhD-candidates, researchers, activists and politicians as well as young people working in the fields of public administration, economics and international relations

By Pia Schupp

Presentations of the participants