Together - Kick-Off

The beginning of the TOGETHER journey


19 October 2016



Europe is at a crossroads. Populist and anti-EU parties are on the rise across Europe. For the first time a member state has voted to leave the Union and we are still struggling to get to grips with both the refugee and eurozone crises. Europe desperately needs to be reformed with new ideas, taking a new direction.


With a sold-out kick-off event in the European Parliament, the progressive family in Europe launched a fundamental reflection process on the future of the EU on October 19, 2016. The project called “Together – A new direction for a progressive Europe – Stand up for our future!” will last for a period of 18 months and include a series of events all across Europe.

More than 500 people attended and heard from youth, progressive politicians, academics and civil society representatives about how to relaunch the EU and create better and fairer conditions for all.

The event was webstreamed and ended with the adoption of the ‘TOGETHER Declaration‘.

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