TAKE ACTION

 

THE MEGA CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT engaging a wide network of civic organisations and movements, local communities, human rights defenders, journalists, trade unions and businesses who share our values in a two-years pan-European process of defining what should the Future of Europe look like. Together will all those who wish to join us in this endeavour, we will draw up our wish list of actions the EU institutions need to undertake, we will formulate claims to future candidates running for a term in the next European elections, we will more generally feed into the public space with proposals for more democracy, solidarity, equality, inclusiveness.

 

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART AND BUILD POWER THROUGHOUT COMMUNITIES?

Take ownership of the Manifesto

Our starting point, the basis of the whole campaign, the Manifesto calls for:
A Europe that serves people and the planet!
A democracy that gives voice to all!
A wellspring of solidarity uniting European people!

 

– Your language is not online yet? Translate it and send it to us (contact[a]megacampaign.eu), we will upload it as soon as possible;
– Use key messages from the Manifesto into the ways you’re already engaging with communities (debates, workshops, street action, online campaigning, contacts with your public…)
Call for signatures! The more we sign the Manifesto – the stronger our voice!

Label your events or campaigns

You share the views expressed in the Manifesto? You conduct activities in line with the objectives of the MEGA campaign? Let us know! Join the community! We give visibility and promote civic initiatives not only through the campaign communication channels, but also by creating synergies with our network of activists on the ground, all across Europe. Share your experience. Learn from other existing initiatives. Join us in building Europe from the grassroots up!

– Your event will add MEGA value on the map;
– We can suggest European speakers to your event;
– We can support advocacy with EU institutional contacts, communication, outreach.

Contribute to the Civic Space Watch

What used to be an exception a few years ago has now become a Europe-wide phenomenon. We are deeply concerned that all over the continent restrictive measures have been enforced against those who speak for minorities, who defend European values and fundamental rights, freedom of expression, association and assembly. You can be our eyes on the ground, let us know about breaches of fundamental rights so that we can organise in defence and act in a concerted manner.

– Send updates and alerts about your countries;
– Use the resources available on the Civic Space Watch and connect with other activists across Europe;
– Coordinate with us joint actions across Europe to protect civic space.

Contribute to the drafting of a wish list of demands to future European political leaders

Throughout our MEGA campaign transnational events, we will support, collect and compile key demands from civil society to be presented as the civil society’s wish list to the Spizenkandidaten (candidates running for the presidency of the European Commission) early 2019 and to political candidates all across Europe who run for EU elections. Thus, supporters of the MEGA campaign will be actively involved in discussing, debating and reflecting upon the translation of fundamental values into inclusive public policies.

– Participate in MEGA events (see the map)
– Join the online community and share ideas, good practice and experience
– Translate key proposals into your language
– Milestones of the campaign: Citizens’ Forums in the countries holding the upcoming EU Presidency (31st May 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria; 20th September 2018, Vienna, Austria; 9th May 2019, Sibiu, Romania)

Join the pan European MEGA Action Day, 10 December 2018

On 10th December, citizens and organisations throughout the world will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion, we want to MEGA showcase the outstanding contribution of civic associations and movements to our societies, by giving substance to our fundamental values and access to Human rights for all, by putting equality, solidarity, inclusiveness and democracy at the core of their daily activities.
In the spirit of action days taking place on specific occasions (International Women’s Strike, Day without cars…), we will organise and coordinate One Day Without Us throughout Europe. On this day, we call for individuals, organisations and movements to make a symbolic action, in a “Japanese-style” strike. The action would consist of wearing a distinctive feature, to mark our commitment to Human Rights and show that without everyday civil society commitment, those values could be endangered.

– Map out initiatives and actions undertaken by CSOs;
– Collect testimonies and stories
– Organise a joint action day and call upon political leaders to ensure respect for fundamental values and Human rights and acknowledge the added value and the role played by civic associations and movements within our societies