Europe is important to me, but what can I myself do for Europe? This is where our non-partisan, non-profit initiative “Do something for Europe!”, founded in February 2019, comes into play. We see ourselves as a civic facilitator, inspiring, motivating and supporting individuals, groups and institutions who want to get involved and make a commitment to a united Europe and its values. “Do something for Europe!” aims to encourage people to stand up for Europe, actively and visibly. We can’t abandon Europe to the people who want to abolish it. Let’s do something for Europe together!
For us, in concrete terms that means:
The association “Do something for Europe!” acts as a springboard for projects, campaigns and support measures designed to bring to life these four imperatives. We work with a range of cooperation and project partners to do so.
In keeping with our non-partisan stance, we have deliberately chosen not to make any concrete political demands or develop any concepts concerning how Europe or the European Union should develop. Rather, we are concerned with strengthening the basic shared pro-European consensus and bringing to life the European idea in terms of understanding among nations, with the emphasis not on the institutions of Europe but on the people of Europe.
You think you or your organisation can do something for Europe? Let’s talk.
Chairman of the board
Deputy chairwoman of the board
Our founding members
Martin Schulz is a member of the 19th German Bundestag. He served as the leader of the SPD (German Social Democratic Party), was a candidate for the German chancellorship and spent 23 years as a Member of the European Parliament, including two terms as President from 2012 to 2017. In 2015 he was awarded the Charlemagne Prize for his outstanding efforts towards a strengthening of the European Parliament and democratic legitimation in the EU.
Johannes Kram is an author, blogger, activist and marketing strategist. He has written various theatre plays, writes a column for BILDblog and was a founding editor of the media think tank VOCER. In 2017 the Charta der Vielfalt (“German Diversity Charter”) initiative chose him as an ambassador for the field of sexual orientation and identity. In 2016 his Nollendorfblog site was nominated for the Grimme Online Award. March 2018 saw the publication of his book “Ich hab ja nichts gegen Schwule, aber – Die schreckliche nette Homophobie in der Mitte der Gesellschaft” (“I’ve Got Nothing against Gays but … the Nice Ghastly Homophobia at the Heart of Our Society”).
Prof. Monika Grütters MdB
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Tu was für Europa e.V.