We urgently need all to talk about Europe, understand and discuss what it is about, fight shallow thinking, ideologies and prejudices and find out how we can better live together on our continent. The Great European Disaster Movie is an excellent starting point. Come on: start the debate!
Journalist & Academic
A campaign focusing on real European issues and real people and their understanding of these issues. The debate on Europe is about to get interesting!
Founder of Bulbula, London, UK
Europe these days is facing an unprecedented level of frustration. It does not translate into a willingness to act, but a growing standstill and complete retreat from any form of constructive discussion. "Wake Up Europe" acts like an alarm clock bringing the citizens back to the table. You are for? You are against? Your voice is equally welcome! Just don't stand stand there scratching your head. From what I saw at the campaign launch in Brussels it has the potential to spread all over Europe and wake up the heavy sleepers in its most remote corners
European Movement International, Warsaw PL
This is an exciting, fun, and much-needed initiative to foster debate and controversy, and to connect conversation across countries. We are looking forward to using the campaign's online tools in hosting our screening at UCL!
Dr Claudia Sternberg
University College London, UK
No one is talking properly about Europe, people are either shouting "get out" or keeping quiet about it. It's not that simple, which is exactly why people need to discuss the issues properly. Being able to screen The Great European Disaster Movie for free plus some basic tips on how to organise a debate will really help people tackle the subject and generate the debate we really need in this country.
Photographer, London UK
At last a campaign that puts the onus on all of us to make the EU a better place to be rather than relying on some mysterious reform process from on high.
Professor Michael Shackleton
Maastricht University, NL
There is no escaping the call of the Wake Up Foundation, through their new campaign: What kind of Europe do we want? What kind of Europeans do we want to be?
Founder of New Europeans, London, UK