Our societies are becoming more and more polarised. Meaningful dialogue about important issues - the climate crisis, COVID-19 or immigration - has become increasingly difficult.
We are often unable to see ourselves as part of something bigger than a world defined by us vs. them, for or against, agree or disagree. This lack of dialogue and cooperation is detrimental to solving the complex challenges of our times in order to transition towards a more sustainable world.
Our goal is to break this vicious cycle. Together with you, we would like to start a discussion on how to improve dialogue, create rich conversions and build trust within our polarised societies.
What can I do?
You can subscribe to our ‘Broaden Our Horizon’ mailing list to join the conversation and take part in our workshop series that is planned to start in June. More information will be shared here in the coming weeks.
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If we want to tackle big challenges such as climate change, we need to work together. How can we overcome our differences and bring back nuanced dialogue and discussion? And why are we becoming so polarised in the first place? In this article, we aim to answer these questions and explore why it's often easier for us to ignore 'the other side'.
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The European Youth Forum, with more than 270 academics, think tanks, and civil society organisations from all EU 27 Member States, have published the Manifesto for a Green, Just, and Democratic European Economy, calling for fundamental reform of the EU’s Economic Governance Framework.