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Multiple times per year, AER brings together regions, so that they may stand stronger together, and grow in a space of best practice exchange.
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Debating Europe: Regional MEET Debate in Krapina-Zagorska, Croatia
The second regional debate of our MEET project will take place in Krapina-Zagorska, Croatia on November 10th, 2023. The intergenerational debate will be held in Croatian and will bring together 100 participants.
The MEET project
The MEET project is focused on encouraging democratic engagement and civic participation, where the focus is precisely on active European citizens. Just in the period before the upcoming European elections, the MEET project will provide a space for different groups of European citizens to connect Europe with the regional level through a series of different activities encouraging continuous activism and interaction with European politicians. Depolarization and a less tense democratic space will ensure higher levels of participation and better respect and understanding of other positions, ultimately helping to revitalize democracy as a system.
The MEET project aims to:
- Provide young people with the tools and training they need to become more active in their democratic participation.
- Create spaces where citizens from different backgrounds can connect with and learn from each other, acquire civic skills and learn more about the European Union and its role in their everyday lives.
- Create opportunities for (young) people to enter in a dialogue with politicians ahead of the European elections.
Our second regional MEET debate will be organised in Krapina-Zagorska, Croatia and it will focus on European topics in general, and digitalisation in rural areas in particular. The debate will be held on November 10, 2023 in the Hotel Kaj in Marija Bistrica.
The project is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) 2021-2027 programme of the Eurepean Union. The project is coordinated by European Youth Forum and AER is implementing various activities in different regions. The project partner of this third MEET debate is the Zagorje Development Agency.