We have to talk
Talking Europe is a pan-European platform for political dialogue connecting people with opposing political views across Europe.
In multiple 1:1 chats at the same time, citizens engage in meaningful, but anonymous online conversations about European topics ahead of the EU elections in May, 2019. The matching algorithm finds a discussant from another European country with a different opinion about EU politics. Along the way, modern translation tools ensure real-time translation of the chats and enable discussants to participate in their mother tongue.
Discuss outside your own bubble! Exchange perspectives!
Your pan-European counterpart is only one step away…
How it works
Answer five questions to find a match. In our anonymous 1:1 chats you can discuss the start thesis or propose a new topic. Register now to engage in multiple chats at the same time and keep the conversation going!
Live-translation allows you to chat with Europeans who do not speak your language!
The Talking Europe platform can be accessed through your browser or the mobile app. The platform will be available in at least ten European languages before the European Elections. The digital infrastructure is currently being developed and builds on the existing national platforms of the German, Dutch and Swedish projects.
Within the national apps in Sweden or Germany, participants can discuss about national topics as well as they can discuss European topics in a Talking Europe Channel.
Besides, media partners like UpDay or German n-tv integrate Talking Europe as a widget on their websites, enabling news readers to directly discuss the just read topics.
I am Talking Europe!
Anyone can easily become part of our campaign. In addition to sharing our postings, you can claim I AM TALKING EUROPE to show friends, followers and your network that you participate in pan-European political dialogue and actively promote European democracy!
Whether a private person, influencer or organization, you can:
- Include us in your mailing/newsletter
- Include our banner on your website
- Support us on social media
- Bring us in contact: if you can't support yourself, but know someone who could potentially support us, send them this website or the the contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking Europe is a network of politically neutral non-profit organizations, institutions and initiatives from all over Europe. Some partners introduced their own national app, some participated in translating and coordinating a national campaign. In every country participating, Talking Europe wants to attract citizens via one pan-European campaign and coordinated national campaigns.
After the European elections, Talking Europe has the ambition to become a network of stand-alone national platforms connected to a joint pan-European platform. So far, national discussion platforms have been launched in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, by using the free-to-use source code. But we aim at creating many more national discussion tools. In addition, we are also expanding our cooperation with vote match tools like StemWijzer, Vote&Vous and Vokskabin. Together, we promote European democracy and foster pan-European political dialogue.
- Work with us on the pan-European campaign and set up your national campaigns during April and May 2019!
- Establish relationships with local media partners and others to promote the app!
- Work with us to translate the platform’s content in different language!
- Give input and decide with us on theses that will be discussed in the chats!
While you are an equal partner, development, administration and maintenance of the app are ensured by Diskutier Mit Mir e.V., a non-profit NGO from Germany. The German Federal Agency for Civic Education will cover the costs for developing the digital infrastructure, part of the pan-European campaign and templates for your national campaign.
Help us to promote dialogue and democracy!
You have questions, problems, proposals? Please complete the form below or feel free to contact us via email@example.com