In collaboration with our partner European Democracy Lab, we launched our campaign “Yes, we are a European Association – YEA!” in Aachen on 12 February 2019. In the presence of Aachen’s mayor Margrethe Schmeer and several representatives of transnational associations – including Stop Tihange, the Orchestra of the State Government of Düsseldorf, the German-Italian Society of Düsseldorf – Dante Alighieri and the Society of Greek Authors in Germany – the advantages of a European association statute were explained in detail. Many thanks to our guests Conny Reuter from Solidar and Martin Unfried from the University of Maastricht – the latter emphasized the emotional aspect of the topic:

“The right to found European associations can help to strengthen the self-confidence of European citizens”.