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EU meets the world

With this project, we wanted to bring the digital transformation of society and the economy closer to people in an exciting and participatory way and to demonstrate and raise awareness of both the advantages and disadvantages of such a development.

We wanted to make it easier for the older generations in particular to access and accept modern communication technologies. We held three educational events aimed at the 50+ age group. We also wanted to reach young people between the ages of 18 and 30, especially those from structurally disadvantaged urban and rural areas, and show them how to make better use of existing technology and point out the dangers of using it incorrectly. We therefore organized three events at appropriate locations where people in this age group could meet and be interactively involved in local events. Children should also be given the opportunity to interact with each other across social and real boundaries and barriers. We implemented this by holding three events with children between the ages of 7 and 17 in the form of interactive meetings where they can meet other children from other countries, cities or neighborhoods.

We encouraged a new social mix in which the participants were able to enrich themselves with new perspectives and break down prejudices. The discussion of market-leading communication technologies sensitized the participants to the topic of IT security and data protection.

Our project has brought Europe and the world a little closer together. The participants’ prejudices and fears were dispelled. We were able to show that technology can be used as a powerful tool to help us get to know and understand each other better. To this end, we built portals at events that digitally connected the different worlds. This made it possible to dance, eat, talk and live together from different places.