Take a Stand
Take A Stand – Supporting Civil Engagement
Take A Stand: An Awareness Campaign for Civil Engagement in Europe launched at the Yourope Members Meeting in London
The European citizens community faces a future of unknown challenges. The political climate and social conditions for residents in Europe are changing, leading to new demands for the protection and confirmation of European social achievements secured over recent years.
Recognising the undeniable variations in almost every field essential for the cohesion of civil society in Europe, Yourope, the association of music festivals in Europe, agreed and decided to initiate Take A Stand, a campaign aimed at raising awareness of, and encouraging civil engagement.
In the mission statement for Take A Stand, Yourope declares: “It‘s time to take a stand for Europe, and indeed for the whole world. To create a movement encouraging social cohesion in our society, promoting awareness and tolerance for all cultures, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, colours and origins. To motivate people to participate in politics and social activities, speaking up for peaceful dialogue, humanism, tolerance and mutual understanding, to make the world a better place for every single individual and for all of us.”
The key mission for Take A Stand is to motivate and to encourage all those who are in favour of the European ideal and its values to speak up, to tolerate & respect, to be open minded, to show solidarity and to become active.
Yourope welcomes all live music professionals to join as partners: festivals, promoters, clubs, associations, companies and others are invited to become ambassadors and representatives of this campaign.
Yourope furthermore welcomes other NGO’s, charity organisations, foundations and institutions, initiatives and individuals that share and agree on the aims of Take A Stand to participate and join the campaign.
Yourope represents more than 90 music festivals and associated members throughout Europe. Live music events and in particular festivals benefitted significantly from EU-achievements such as border free travel, allowing music fans and artists to discover and enjoy the widely diversified cultural environment offered by all European countries.
The roll out of Take A Stand will appear within this year’s festival season. A wide range of opportunities and information on how to join Take A Stand as well as logos and graphics can be found on the website www.take-a-stand.eu.
For further inquiries and information please contact:
General Secretary Yourope