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Visit the project website at ElevenOneAustria.eu!
The aim of the project Eleven One Austria is to conceptualize, develop and implement a pan-Austrian open access online platform for all official and other institutions as well as for all forms of organized civil society devoted to all areas of Union action for mutual exchange and exploitation of synergies. This would create a closed “European policy network” within which each participant has full knowledge of the activities of the other participants of the network.
The purpose of the Eleven One Austria network is to bring into live the long overdue Article 11 TEU para 1 to 3, i.e. the “horizontal and vertical European dialogue”. This adds to the public relations of Austria related to Europe and reduces Euroscepticism. An additional aspect of this network is to facilitate orientation for the competent European authorities when addressing questions to the institutions of civil society (e.g. Article 307 TFEU).
Participating partners include: Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy, University of Graz, University of Salzburg, State of Styria, State of Salzburg, Federal Chancellery of Austria.
1. Test and adaption of FUTURIUM2 as an open technical platform and tool for policy making and dialogue
2. Dissemination of the tool to other interested clients in form of an open source, for open access
The final outcome of the project Eleven One Austria is the first open access online tool for the Austrian civil society and their associations for a lively European discussion in the sense of collaborative and cooperative democracy. This will facilitate participation, co-design, co-planning, coediting as well as co-decision making. Austria will serve as a role model in the development of European Participatory Democracy that can be extended to other EU member states.
Visit the project website at ElevenOneAustria.eu!
February 5, 2015
Am 10. und 11. Dezember 2014 präsentierte der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) vor Jugendlichen an der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Graz sein neues Pilotprojekt „My Europe…Tomorrow“, eine Online-Plattform, die mit der Unterstützung junger Menschen zukünftig den Europäischen Bürgerdialog fördern soll. Neben Spanien, Estland und Frankreich testen auch Jugendliche in Österreich die Plattform und sind aufgefordert, diese aktiv mitzugestalten, bevor der Startschuss von „My Europe…Tomorrow“ in ganz Europa fällt. Am Diskurs über die Wichtigkeit eines Europäischen zivilen Dialogs sowie über die technischen und inhaltlichen Anforderungen an die neue Online-Plattform beteiligten sich auch Österreich-Projektleiter Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes W. Pichler, die ehemalige Präsidentin des EWSA Dr. Anne-Marie Sigmund ebenso wie Vertreter von Wirtschafts- und Arbeiterkammer sowie Arbeitsmarktservice. Auch der amtierende EWSA Präsident Henri Malosse schaltete sich via Videokonferenz am gestrigen Veranstaltungstag zu und begrüßte das Engagement der österreichischen Jugendlichen bei der Entwicklung der Online-Plattform. Read more
With the project “My Europe… tomorrow“, we are working to improve the dialogue between European citizens and the EU. To this end, we are developing and testing new tools (both online and offline) to enable citizens to communicate their concerns and issues to the European lawmakers.
The main objective of the project is to implement a structured dialogue on European issues between citizens and the European Unions with the help of organised civil society. The dialogue should take place in the member states and be organized by organisations from the member states. The goal of the project is to define the expectations of European citizens regarding the European Union, primarily in order to provide answers to their concrete day-to-day problems but also in a wider institutional perspective. The project is supported by the European Economic and Social Committee, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France, the Economic and Social Council of Spain, the University of Graz, the Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy and the Estonian National Youth Council.
The pilot phase
In the first pilot phase, a structured dialogue shall be established on the issues of youth (un)employment and immigration in four pilot countries (Austria, Estonia, France, Spain). The dialogue will be carried out by using on-line and social media tool, on one hand, and traditional methods (seminars), on the other. The use of these two methods will allow a wider outreach, but will also mutually reinforce and integrate, notably as events will encourage and support the e-participation.
The online platform for the project was launched on 28th October 2014 and the first public event took place on 20th November in Madrid, Spain.
The second event was organized in Graz, Austria on 10-11th December on the issue of “Youth and working life” by the Austrian Institute for European Law and Policy in co-operation with the University of Graz.
This first pilot phase will be concluded by a major event/conference to be held in Brussels in spring 2015, which will give the opportunity to discuss the first results of the structured dialogue.
More information and video: Presentation of the project in Graz on 10 & 11 December 2014 [in German]
On our video page: Challenges and opportunities for the Civil Society Dialogue
Get the final report on the project here: Final Report on the Online Tool “MyEurope…Tomorrow!”