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Our Mission

Since 2013, we at Wake Up Europe have used the power of films to engage citizens from all over Europe in a conversation about the change we want to see in Europe . At over 150 screenings and debates we have met to discuss together the future of our continent.

What is our mission? To use the screening of films as a collective moment to inspire people to think, talk and act to protect and nurture together the core European values of democracy, peace and prosperity.

Our most recent campaign brought award-winning filmmaker Annalisa Piras’ latest documentary ‘Europe At Sea’ to screenings and lively debates across Europe, asking audiences to engage on Europe’s response to migration crises, humanitarian disasters, global insecurity, and the rise of new wars. Can Europeans do more to protect themselves?

Coming up in 2019: The WAKE UP EUROPE Festival

Our latest film: Europe at Sea

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Our Proposal

Europe is declining because it has lost its former harmony between openness and equality. See our 10 themes, from demography to innovation, from equality to democracy, on what has gone wrong and what needs to be put right.

1 Demography

Dealing with and embracing the ageing society

2 Democracy

Restoring accountability, transparency and engagement

3 Welfare

Rethinking the welfare state

4 Innovation

Creating technology, making it work for all

5 Knowledge

Educating and training for the knowledge society

6 Enterprise

Making it easier to do business, in a responsible way

7 Equality

Restoring equality of voice and of opportunity

8 Solidarity

Rebuilding European collaboration and unity

9 Rule of Law

Protecting and deepening the primary protection of rights, values and basic equality

10 Security

Dealing with the pressures and fears of terrorism and the new international disorder

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Vivere l’Europa come opportunità tra diritto di partecipazione e libertà di movimento

At Mediateca Regionale Pugliese - Via Zanardelli 30 - Bari on 17 Oct 2018at 10,00/17,00

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Give Italy a chance? By Bill Emmott

by Bill Emmott (external link)

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