22 March 2019 - 16:00 - 18:00

In partnership with TownHall Europe and Citizen Spring, Friends of Europe is delighted to announce the second edition of our Funky Fridays:


Citizen initiatives open their doors

Citizen Spring is calling on citizens to put the future in their own hands by building citizen-led initiatives that tackle the important challenges we are facing. The good news is there are a lot of citizens already doing this - we just need to spread the word. 

This event is an open-door opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn about four great citizen-led initiatives that are tackling single-use plastics, transparency and much more. 

  •   European Activism: With an aim to initiate and support projects focused on creating positive change, this structure helps activists, artists, entrepreneurs and organisations in their efforts to improve our societies.
  •   Agora: This project aims to set up a Citizens' Assembly in Brussels. Citizens would be chosen at random and would have legislative power to create meaningful change.
  •   Plastic Free Plux: Its mission is straightforward, to rid single-use plastic from the events held at the Place du Luxembourg, home of the European Parliament.
  •   Transparencia: This online citizen’s tool supports those seeking answers from the numerous Belgian public institutions by pooling their efforts in a collective manner.


Register via the Facebook event 

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​In partnership with Friends of Europe, TownHall is engaged in “Funky Fridays” to offer a collaborative space for citizens, today’s and tomorrow’s leaders and anyone wanting to contribute to a better world. Other partners include the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), The Good Lobby, The New Citizen, and Solidar.


Brussels is not Europe, and the discussions that take place here are far from representative of the issues that concern many of Europe’s citizens. Governments across the world are struggling with this disconnect as citizens show an increasing lack of trust in politics and politicians. 


Welcome of citizens


What is Citizen Spring and introduction of each initiative.

Led by Xavier Damman, Founder of OpenCollective and Co-Founder of Storify, European Young Leader


Breakout Sessions with each initiative

Q & A with participants


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