Activist Summer Campus of European Alternatives in Germany

Deadline: 12 June 2016
Open to: different profile of participants in terms of gender, tech literacy and professional background as well as expertise
Venue: 23-26 August 2016, Berlin, Gemrany


After a first successful “FixEurope” campus in October 2014, European Alternatives would like to go forward fixing Europe, redefining and shifting practices, narratives and imaginaries for a more progressive, democratic and open transnational community. In the past years, they have edited a Manifesto for European democracy, equality and solidarity– a result of hundreds of citizens’ panels across Europe where individuals gave their opinions and inputs on what needs to change in today’s Europe.

The Campus will take place from 23-26 August 2016 at Schloss Wartin near Berlin. It will be followed by the Open assembly of European Alternatives as well as a public, festive closing event in the centre of Berlin on 27 August 2016.

The four main workstreams defining the Campus programme are:

  1. Shifting narratives – Develop a transnational communication and media capacity that transcend national perspectives and brings a new light on the issues we are facing across the continent;
  2. Shifting institutions – Learn from citizens­led coalitions and new municipalism to demonstrate the power of active citizenship in building more equal and democratic communities;
  3. Shifting networks  Create the synergies between the transnational and national networks that mutually support our commonalities, challenge our differences and tackle tools for transnational activism;
  4. Shifting imaginations – Bringing together those that see art as a form of political engagement.


Invited to apply are all people coming from grassroots experiences, political art practices, experts working in municipal processes, media makers, border­crossers and men and women of diverse skill sets, political orientations, passions and talents.

The language of the Campus will be English.


There are different contribution schemes to cover some costs of the event, please indicate which scheme you are applying for.

  • Full scholarship: Travel costs (up to EUR 200), room and board covered by European Alternatives for 4 nights. Contribution: EUR 50;
  • Partial scholarship: Travel costs (up to EUR 200), room and board covered by EA for 4 nights. Contribution: EUR 160;
  • Solidarity contributor: Self-funded participation and arrangement of own travel. Rates for room and board (3 nights at Campus in Schloss Wartin): EUR 270 (additional night in Berlin EUR 50 if needed).

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill out the application form latest by 12 June 2016.

For more information please check out the official call.

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