"Dedicated to Europe" successfully completed

 width=On 24 October 2012, the project "Dedicated to Europe" had been successfully completed with a workshop in Bocholt.

In the period between autumn 2011 until autumn 2012, the CIVIC-Institute for International Education informed honorary and full-time staff from different associations and organizations, how they can use the European Union for their concrete work, either if they use aid programmes of the European Union or the European citizens´ initiative. Besides, competencies in the field of the methodical approach had been conveyed in order to handle the topic "European unification" adequately. With the help of the workshop, it was possible to network all players in the context of Europe on local level.

The CIVIC-Institute carried out the project on behalf of the Minister for Federal and European Issues and Media of the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the representation of the European Commission in Bonn.

The bodies responsible for the project:

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Overall, there were 15 workshops in Aachen, Bocholt, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Gütersloh, Hagen, Münster and Siegen. 240 staff members were prepared in order to integrate the topic "European unification" in their work.

Here you can download our information brochure.

A picture of the opening event "Dedicated to Europe" in the State Chancellery of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, 15 September 2011


from the left: Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren, Minister for Federal and European Issues and Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Stephan Koppelberg, Head of the Regional Representation of the European Commission, Sarah Stratmann, participant of the European Voluntary Service, Pantomime Nemo, International school for clowns, Beate Hoffmann, Spokesperson of the Minister for Federal and European Issues and Media of North Rhine-Westphalia