Were you born in 1989? - Generation 89

Article published on Nov. 22, 2009
Article published on Nov. 22, 2009
Are you a citizen of Bulgaria? Meet people from your generation! Join the "Generation 89" project! You have the chance to participate in one of the simultaneous meetings in Brusels, Bucharest, Prague or Warsaw, and to present the Declaration "Generation 89" to EU representatives in Brussels! Europe at age 20 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. Between the 16th November 2009 and 31st January 2010, young people born in 1989, citizens of nine European countries – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, Poland, Romania and Hungary – are welcome to apply to take part in the pan-European project “Generation ‘89”.

The project “Generation ’89” proposes to view the fall of the communist systems in Europe through the perspective of young people born in 1989. They will have 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 also about their expectations as European citizens.

Cafe Babel Sofia is one of the official partner of the "Generation 89" project which is held under the auspices of Mr Vaclav Havel.

Are you interested?

Complete the on-line application in English on http://www.generation89.eu Write a short essay "What can I do for Europe and what can Europe do for me? How do I see myself as an EU citizen in 5-10 years? Express your view on one or more of the following topics:

- Education

- Employment

- Environment

- Social issues

- Migration

- Equal Opportunities

- Culture

- Economics

- Europe in the World

The candidates selected by the Bulgarian jury will participate between 25th and 28th April 2010 in simultaneous meetings in Brussels, Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw.

Coming from countries with very different experiences concerning the year 1989, but also with distinct development concerning European integration, status and citizenship, the young people involved in the project will formulate their ideas about their future and the future of the European Union in a common declaration that will be drafted during the international meetings.

A delegation of young participants will present the Declaration “Generation ‘89” to EU representatives in Brussels, on the 7th June 2010.

More information on http://www.generation89.eu



General Secretary

Cafe Babel Sofia