Campaign of Avanti Europe
Greece is hit by the economic crisis and goes for almost 8 years through a severe recession. Youth unemployment is rising more than 50% and Greek youth takes the road of migration. The social tissue of the society is slowly collapsing and the future seems dark.
In this frame, youth must act! Last month Avanti Europe decided to launch a petition in order to put pressure on policy makers to reduce the economic measures applied to Greek economy and thus show solidarity to the Greek people. Avanti Europe is a group of concerned Europeans that live and act through the continent. In particular Avanti wants to establish an online platform to mobilize millions of citizens across the continent in European issues using innovative communication campaigns and participative tools. The act can be found online in the following link: http://www.avantieurope.eu/?i=avanti.en.campaigns&id=3
In coordination with this action, youth organizations gathered last month in Syntagma square in Athens and promoted the Avanti action through a public domino event. In the whole square dominos were placed with the flags of the European countries. Bystanders were informed about the Avanti action, the message of which was “If one falls, we all fall”. The domino effect was presented in front of a warm public of local Greeks.
In the action, AEGEE, JEF and YEU was represented by new members, Manos, Eirini, Penny and Panos from NAK Hellas led by the treasurer Vasili Zorba.