BECOME A TOGETHER ACTIVIST

Are you the leader of your generation? Do you stand strong by your beliefs and opinions? Do you share our core principles of solidarity, democracy, equality and respect? Do you want to be part of a European community of progressive activists? Then you should be a Together Ambassador!

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How to become an Ambassador?

For each Together event, we open a new debate on this website and we select the ones who are most engaged, taking into account their involvement and the quality of their comments. Engage to shape our common future TOGETHER, send in your ideas, comment, vote on others' proposals, share the debate on your social media, spread the message and get the chance to become a Together ambassador.

What does an Ambassador do?

Ambassadors are the pillars of Together. They become part of a community of European activists, they are invited to join the Together events across Europe, they can participate in debates with other citizens, politicians, civil society organisations and experts and they help shaping our common vision for a progressive future.

Ambassadors

Anna Kalamata, Greece - Together Ambassador in Valencia
Ambassadors are the pillars of Together. They become part of a community of European activists, they are invited to join the Together events across Europe, they can participate in debates with other citizens, politicians, civil society organisations and experts and they help shaping our common vision for a progressive future.
Robert Zielonka, Italy - Together Ambassador in Valencia
We should promote democracy within our own parties and organizations. We should invest in creating new forms of participatory online and offline engagement with our activists, and have citizens have a greater say on the political priorities and choices of our political family and of the European Union in general. The progressives must reach out to the people, and become the European front-runner in creating new forms of political engagement and systems of mutual feedback between citizens and elected politicians.
Maxim Vandekerckhove, Belgium - Together Ambassador in Valencia
Cohesion policy will be based on solidarity or it won't have a solid and bright future. It must support citizens in their personal development. It must be about sustainability, quality infrastructure and economic development which reduces the gaps between regions, between generations and between gender. Cohesion policy must be visible for the citizens. This is absolutely crucial for the image of Europe. It must invest in areas where national investments lack and it must also be ready to deal with new challenges such as migration. We must aim for a greater coherence through thematic concentration, a proper control mechanism, a single audit chain, the implementation of a standard cost and a coordination with EU macroeconomic policies in order to achieve simplification and so increase the efficiency of the cohesion policy.
Zafeiris Sidiropoulos, Greece - Together Ambassador in Brussels
The modern social democratic agenda must point out a new political project against the empty political skirmishes that happen in Europe; a new political view that can restore the power of the progressive political thoughts in a globalized world. The social democracy has the obligation to fight against the same politicians who are perhaps for decades in the forefront and personal political power schemes who are willing to fight the ideas of all those who feel "outsiders" of the various closed and exclusive systems that keep the continent captive, for all of us who believe that Europe can change. What we need to recall to our collective political memory is that the level of progress that we have conquered is premised on the tenets of the open and inclusive society.
Lorenzo Ammirati, Italy - Together Ambassador in Brussels
An European Pillar of Social Rights should not mean a remedial to deterioration of jobs, nor a generous tip in the redistribution of wealth. No. An European Pillar of Social Rights should mean to create new jobs (especially for young people), to fight against inequalities in all their forms (between member states, between different workers and between genders) and to guarantee to each citizen a good quality of life.
Ilaria Bellacci, Italy - Together Ambassador in Brussels
What kind of Europe does Africa need? Europe cannot be of any practical help for Africa if the first does not speak as a strong and unite civil power. Europe should invest in a long-term development plan for Africa, complying with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and engage in fair and socially responsible business relations. Only by supporting Africa’s economic and cultural empowerment, as well as investing on the usage of renewable energy sources (favoring access to energy), Europe can initiate a virtuous circle of long term development, filling the economic gaps and empowering the African people.
Carlos Campillos Martínez, Spain - Together Ambasador in Antwerp
Europe is the world’s beacon of peace, rights and liberties. No other community has ever been able to secure stability, prosperity and equity across national borders for such a long time. However, for many people the European Union has ceased to be legitimated just by its past achievements. It is hard to base the Union’s legitimacy in the shift from war to peace for those who have always lived in peace. For many, the EU must now deliver on the expectations of its citizens, who seek to live in a more secure, more egalitarian and more inclusive continent. A progressive Europe is the one that gives a response to those citizens’ concerns. In my view, climate change is the most urgent, most important challenge that both the world and the European Union are facing in the 21st Century. In tackling this challenge, all levels of governance must weigh in their capabilities and align their efforts in the same direction.
Cities are the governance level that is closest to European citizens, but also the first ones to suffer from the economic and social impacts of climate change. Desertification puts additional pressure on water reserves in Southern Europe; floods are ravaging Central and Eastern European countries; and sea level rise is already an existential threat to coastal and port cities, always taking its toll on the most vulnerable ones. For this reason, cities must spearhead both climate ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to protect citizens from the adverse effects of climate change. Only by empowering cities to take such decisions, the EU will be able to deliver to its people, and we can wait no longer. A progressive Europe is the one that allows for that, building a bottom-up response to the real needs of European citizens. A progressive Europe is not one that lives out of its past, but one that builds its future by caring for its present.
Kimiya Espahbodi, Sweden - Together Ambassador in Gothenburg
In order to progress, Europe should not be afraid of the voices of the youth, or to represent the ones who are truly in need. If we anyhow choose to be afraid of something, at least it should be the fear of the elite and their influences.
Felipe de Carvalho Damasceno, Portugal - Together Ambassador in Gothenburg
We live in the most propitious era to make the transformations that we aspire to. A just world where no one is left behind.
As the most prepared youth of ever we can never turn our backs on the challenges. Your voice counts and there is a lot to develop.
Europe is our backyard, let's make it really fairer, more equal and more fraternal Together.
Jimmy Vieux, France - Together Ambassador in Brussels
My ideal for Europe is a responsible, peaceful and coherent union that provides equality and freedom to each citizen for current and future generations. Decisions have to be adapted to long term objectives and benefit every human being, across borders and social classes. A sustainable development for a sustainable Europe.
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