Empowering young educators to promote democratic values in Europe


What issues around digitalisation and social media matter to young people? How should Europe respond to the climate crisis and what role does the younger generation have to play? What social inequalities exist in Europe and how can marginalised groups be supported? 
We work with young Europeans to come up with answers to these and other questions, and present visions of Europe from diverse perspectives. Since 2021, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe have been awarding fellowships to young people from across Europe who actively engage with social and political issues. In our fellowship programmes Thinking of Europe and Digital Europe, they develop peer education workshops for other members of the younger generation.  
Our fellowship programmes help to strengthen young Europeans’ representation and participation in political processes. Peer-based democratic education by and for young people helps to give them a sense of agency and empowerment.  

For further information please contact Christopher Büdeker.

Photo: Stefanie Loos | Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa