TranslatEU project tackles the lack of adequate information regarding the benefits of EU policies and European citizenship for the citizens of the accession states. Citizens see EU as something obscure and distant due to misinterpreted information they receive paired with complicated language that everyone involved in this process is using. The lack of understanding brings suspicion and suspicion creates euroscepticism. This is why our main aim is to familiarise the citizens with the process of EU integration, help them understand the direct benefits they will personally have from the EU integration and make them realise how EU reforms can influence their lives. We believe that there is no one closer to citizens than local authorities that are constantly in contact with them.
Participants will undertake the task to participate in creative workshops and, through different audio-visual forms, translate various fields of EU policies into language understandable to everyone. This content will be presented to the citizens in public spaces during Municipal manifestations in order to open it for discussion. Having different nationalities present at Municipality manifestation will provide a sense of what European diversity really looks like and what it means to live all together in Europe. Through experiential learning we would like to offer citizens and all participants of this event to experience European diversity while talking about European future.