Time is running out with the European elections calling
In the discussion under the dome at 12.00 o’clock, beforehand invited representatives of the organizations Diem25, Euregio Rhine Waal north as well as a local politician of the Piratenpartei, a professor of the Rhine Waal University and a somewhat older gentleman, who heard of our project from the local press, participated. Unfortunately, on site we could only get a few people to join in and listen, most of them were content with a shy, short look into the dome; which may have also been due to the hot temperatures and the blazing sun.
It also became clear during the discussion that Europe exists at two levels, the political level and the level of citizens. In particular, on the latter the Europeans must be reached with the heart. Everyone has a duty to contribute ideas and, in addition to the existing instruments, to promote Europe. Because freedom also means using it through active participation. This led to the question of the political maturity of citizens. How much responsibility can we give him now and in the future? But no matter how you answer this question, everyone should be always mindful of one thing: “We are all ambassadors of our culture – regardless of origin, residence status and professional knowledge”; therefore, everyone must be welcomed and valued in society.
Despite minor mishaps and partly hindering side conditions, a positive summary of the event in Wesel can be drawn at the end. And one thing above all will be remembered always: The heat… Yet again it was a lot of fun and an enriching event, at which great ideas and suggestions about Europe were mentioned. Due to these successes so far, we are not tired of adding many others to the list of visited cities – the next time in two weeks by Witten.