European Union support for the Wilamowice commune
We are pleased to inform you that the Wilamowice commune (from Poland) has once again received funding for the implementation of an international project entitled „Solidarna współpraca partnerska naszą przyszłością w Unii Europejskiej”. The task has been co-financed by the European Commission under the Europe for Citizens program and will be implemented on 29.08.2019-02.09.2019.
Short description of the project:
During the project, we will try to answer the question of what factors have weakened and continue to weaken the solidarity of countries in the EU and what we should do in order to restore solidarity. For many years of building solidarity on important issues among our partner municipalities, we have used the practice of creating and maintaining solidarity through very different and innovative means in the project, we will therefore stress the need for integration within the EU based on solidarity and civil liberties.
We will carry out a series of meetings of the Round Table (composed of representatives of project participants), which will develop guidelines for uniform solutions to social problems, i.e. migration, unemployment, social support for marginalised groups.
During the workshop we will get acquainted with the methods of drawing up plans, strategies and studies of social development of municipalities.
An important part of the project will be discussions on the causes of Euroscepticism and the motivations behind Euroscepticism. During the workshop we will learn about the methods of building an EU debate on Euroscepticism. In the debate, we will oppose ultra-nationalism against cultural tolerance, provoking a lively discussion.
During the discussion, we will reflect together on what we should do to rebuild solidarity between EU countries. We will consider whether a solidarity approach to various important issues such as migration can be a tool for reconstruction and development of the European project.
Intercultural cooperation will be established especially during the presentation of Polish culture and invited guests at an outdoor event called „Gminne Dożynki in Wilamowice Commune". We will meet with NGO representatives discussing the role of NGOs in rebuilding solidarity between EU countries.
During the three meetings of the Reflection Group we will work out recommendations concerning the principles of solidarity for a better future for us.
1. Kisújszállás Város Önkormányzata - Hungary
2. Obec Horná Súča - Slovakia
3. Mesto Rajecké Teplice - Slovakia
4. Městský úřad Dolní Benešov - Czech Republic
5. Grad Županja - Croatia
6. Grad Klanjec - Croatia
7. Obec Kunerad - Slovakia
8. City of Bihać - Bosnia and Herzegovina