“Generation ’89” brings together 140 young people from the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Hungary to share both their experiences and their expectations for the future.
They have one thing in common: they were born in 1989. They made their first steps in 1990. Now, they have the opportunity to express and share their ideas about their future as European citizens.
In April 2010 they met in Warsaw, Bucharest, Brussels and Prague. They had the chance to speak about what happened in their countries in the past (as told by their parents or older relatives or read in books), and their expectations as European citizens. Together they drafted the Generation 89 declaration.
This EUNIC project reflects on the fall of the communist systems in Europe, through the lens of people born in 1989. It is managed by the cluster in Prague and is supported by the European Commission’s ”Citizenship 2007-13” programme.
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The project Generation '89 will be published in
“The citizen’s effect: 25 features about the Europe for Citizens program”
The project Generation '89 has been selected by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, in agreement with the Directorate General Communication of the European Commission, to be included in a booklet of iconic projects of the Europe for Citizens program.
Generation ’89 can be found at page 46, included in the section “Civil society in action”. The brochure is published online and will also be available in print.
Also, Generation ’89 will be included in a brochure in Romanian produced by the Citizenship Program Focal Point in Romania. The brochure will be available, most probably, by the end of the year.
Please click here to open and download the booklet “The citizen’s effect: 25 features about the Europe for Citizens program”