Extended Core-Team Meeting December 9th

On December 9th the Extended Core-Team of Co-Creating Europe met in Frankfurt a.M. to work on the vision of CCE and set further plans for the Project. We had an intense inquiry and exchange about the current situation in Europe and felt more than ever the necessity to find new perspectives as neither politicians nor violent counterprotest will create sustainable solutions for the future.

We are also aware that Europes ubiquitous problems and the feeling of a deep crisis has been yet accompanied by a grwoing amount of people and initiatives that are willing to stand up for a different Europe and and co-create solutions on a higher level. We are excited to bring many of these people together in our upcoming big network meeting in the European Capital of Culture Plovdiv in the upcoming summer. We decided to put this meeting under the headline Co-Creating the New Culture – weaving together our gifts”. 

We said goodbey to Griet Hellinckx who is withdrawing from the position oft he Managing Director. The whole Team feels deep gratitude for Griets deeply committed engagement and contribution to the project in the last years. As our new Managing Director we welcomed Julian Baller who is joining the team from now on. It was an inspiring day and we are looking forward to inform you about more developments soon.

Call for Support


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Europe is in a crisis, challenging us to transform and dare to do something different. We are called upon to stand up for the basic ideas and values ​​of Europe in a new way. What we strive for is a Europe that has heart and soul and is based on the unity of all beings. We would like to ask for your support of this initiative for Europe with a one time or recurring donation.

We believe that Europe is more than an economic and political region. There is a collective European soul that stands for a social and ecological coexistence, for open dialogues in a society that embraces difference. It lives and manifests in many initiatives from the Atlantic to the Urals. It is important for us to combine the social-political dimension of Europe with the experience and perspective of the unity and non-separateness of all life and all being.

Over 2 years ago, we founded Co-Creating Europe to make this other Europe visible for the benefit of the whole world. We want to harness the nearly unlimited potential of Europe’s history of culture and ideas, to create a future that is focussed on the well-being of all. As a part of this plan, Co-Creating Europe invited 29 representatives of various initiatives and networks from 17 countries to Frankfurt am Main in March 2018 to work on this vision, and another meeting is set for the summer of 2019 in Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture, to work with over 60 participants towards deepening a European field of consciousness.

With our “European Walks” we have also created a format that values the individual character and beauty of the many regions of Europe, where the shared experiences of nature and space for dialogical exchange form the basis of a joint work on the European idea.

In the fast growing network that Co-Creating Europe is building, we regularly connect with Europe-wide online calls and in our European Conciousness Circle, we work with experts to bring these ideas to the general public. In 2021, we plan to bring all these initiatives together in a multi-day future laboratory in Hungary. For this ‚Forum Europe‘ we expect several thousand people to join us.

A new Europe needs many supporters

In order to bring the new into the world, and to strengthen the emerging network, we are also looking for people who want to volunteer. Therefore, we call you as initiators of the action: Join in, donate and pass on the call to others. Only together can we realize the vision of a Europe in which the unity of all being (consider rethinking this phrase, it’s a little strange for English), before any difference, forms the basis of a free and strong coexistence – a Europe we can proudly pass on to our children and grandchildren.

Support the project with a one-time donation or a monthly standing order!

In Germany: Transfer to the account of our partner emerge awareness culture e.V .: IBAN: DE11 4306 0967 6028 9037 00. BIC: GENODEM1GLS. Keyword: Europe project. Over 200 Euro you will receive a donation receipt after the end of the calendar year. Under 200 euros there is a “simplified proof” by PC printout of the booking confirmation.

In Switzerland: Transfer in Swiss francs to the account of the association Forum Neue Erde, Oberdorfweg 7, CH-3812 Wilderswil, Switzerland. The account no. is PC 60-379868-5 – IBAN: CH42 0900 0000 6037 9868 5 – BIC: POFICHBEXXX Keyword (s): European project.

If you have any questions, please contact Julian Baller.

What If Everyone Believed Everything Is One?

“Prior Unity” is essential to Co-Creating-Europe‘s approach. It points to the awareness that everything is one.

As Otto Scharmer and others have pointed out, the symptoms of the current crises in the world can be summarized in terms of three divides that disconnect us from the primary sources of life: the ecological, social, and spiritual divide.
For many people it is obvious that beyond the surface appearances, everything is fundamentally one. Nevertheless people differ in the degree to which they consider this to be relevant and practical for everyday life. It is obvious that it would have deep psychological, social and political implications if more people experienced Oneness and expressed this inner knowing in their behaviour and actions.

Lately some scientific resarch into the implications of the belief in oneness was done by Kate Diebels and Mark Leary. “The psychological implications of believing that everything is one” is the title of their essay that was published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. It is available online on https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17439760.2018.1484939.

The European Balcony Project

On the 10th of November 2018 at 4 p.m. citizens all over the continent will gather at a single moment in time to spark a broad debate about European democracy and what it means to be European citizens. From theatres, balconies and public spaces all over Europe, artists and citizens will proclaim a European Republic, discuss, and pave the way for the emancipatory claim of citizens’ equality beyond the nation-state. Political equality for all European citizens is at the heart of the idea.

The European Balcony Project was initiated by the European Democracy Lab and realized with the support of numerous citizens across Europe. Ulrike Guérot, professor of European Politics and the Study of Democracy, is the founder of the European Democracy Lab.

More information can be found on www.eudemlab.org and https://europeanbalconyproject.eu/en/

One Humanity Institute Summit in Auschwitz-Oswiecim

The “One Humanity Institute” is to be located in Auschwitz-Oswiecim, Poland. It encompasses the vision of building a “City of Hope”, a destination where long or short-term visitors can experience the stark realities of the past alongside opportunities and models of transformation for a culture of sustainable peace and the uniting of humanity.

A One Humanity Institute Think Tank Summit took place from September 19 – 24, 2018. Dr. Nina Meyerhof and Domen Kocevar, who is also involved in the Co-Creating Europe project, brought together a group of 20 prominent people from many corners of the world, five of whom were Polish colleagues, to Oswiecim-Auschwitz.

The mission of the One Humanity Institute is to help create a future that embraces the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity for all life. The purpose of the summit was to further formulate and ground this philosophy by focusing on the framework for content and specifics of transforming the buildings. The group held many perspectives coming from the fields of education, sustainability, government, media, and business. The Polish colleagues were helpful in understanding the local political context and the need for integration with the local community.

For more information, visit: https://onehumanity.institute/

European Walk along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Aumont-Aubrac, France.

From the 14th till the 20th of June 2019 there will be a European Walk from Le-Puy-en-Velay to Aumont-Aubrac, France. It is organised by Angelika Albrich, who is an experienced walker.

This 95 km section of the GR 65 is the beginning of the so-called „Via Podiensis“, which is a section of the “Camino de Santiago” or “Chemin de Saint-Jacques”, a path that continues another 1,400 kilometres through France and across Spain until it reaches Santiago di Compostela. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful hiking paths in France. Walking along gentle country roads in the peaceful French countryside you get to enjoy the sight of green hills and small villages. Old stone chapels invite the pilgrims to rest and reflect.

For any further information you are welcome to contact Angelika Albrich

For a United Europe

On Saturday, October 13th 2018, people gathered in more than 50 European cities to stand up for a united Europe.

13-10.org was initiated by the Swiss-German writer Jonas Lüscher and the Austrian philosopher Michael Zichy. According to them the unity of Europe is our best guarantee for peace, freedom and the rights of people. Individuals as well as organisations followed their call and planned demonstrations, discussions and other colourful events dedicated to a democratic, peaceful and tolerant Europe.

The most northern city where people were involved was Eskilstuna in Sweden. Lisbon was the most western outpost, Nicosia, Cyprus the most southern (and at the same time most eastern) one. On October 11th an event organized by a group of artists took place in Minsk, Belarus. Moreover groups and many individuals in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany,  Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland joined forces. It is estimated that e.g. in Berlin about 250.000 people took to the streets.

Turning Europe into a “Deliberately Developmental Civilization”

Marco A Robledo is  Professor of the Department of Business Economics at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He defines himself as a change agent that helps organizations and individuals in their integral development and transformation towards higher levels of consciousness. He is the author of a pioneer integral theory of management called 3D Management that tries to create organizations that are more conscious, humane, agile and socially responsible. He is experienced with and integrates in his work many of today’s most innovative tools for transformation, including: Integral Theory and AQAL, Spiral Dynamics, Immunity to Change, Sociocracy 3.0, Holacracy, Non-Violent Communication, and Evolutionary Coaching.

According to him one of the aspirations of Co-creating Europe should be to turn Europe into a “Deliberately Developmental Civilization”, so that as many people as possible and as soon as possible get a kosmocentric perspective. And using another Wilberian concept he feels that the project should act as a conveyor belt for this kind of transformation. He recently wrote a short article on both concepts. You find it here: https://juniperpublishers.com/gjaa/pdf/GJAA.MS.ID.555648.pdf