Upgrading Europe is a European project that will offer greater visibility to the value of Europe and will promote a European Union with a quality supranational democracy and ready to face the challenges of the XXI century.
The goals are the participation of civil society in the European project, the interaction between European citizens and European institutions, civic collaboration in transnational networks, education as a key element of an active European citizenship, solidarity and renewed European politics.
The milestones and scope of the project will include: Citizens of the European Union, Participation, Representative Democracy complemented by participatory democracy, debates and exchanges culminating in the 2014 elections of the European Parliament.
Upgrading Europe will draw on the participation of University students from all over Europe, academia, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission, think tanks and other stakeholders from civil society. The project will also involve media, journalists, and bloggers from many European countries.
Upgrading Europe will be an integrative, dynamic and pan-European project with the union of the academic, political, social and institutional actors.
Susana del Río Villar -
Author and Director of Upgrading Europe; Doctor in Political Sciences and Sociology; PhD Extraordinary Award of the Social and Legal Sciences; Degree in Philosophy and Letters, Geography and History; Member of the independent Experts Committee of the European Commission in Science, Society and Governance and in: Citizens and governance in the knowledge based society, "Democracy in a supranational context"
Marta Hernández Ruiz -
Responsible for media at Upgrading Europe. Researcher at the University Institute for European Studies. Master with Honors in International Relations, Degree in Journalism.
Jorge Juan Morante López -
Community Manager at Upgrading Europe. Political Scientist. Author of "Ciudadano Morante" blog and winner of the Best Blog on the Lisbon Treaty in 2010.
Álvaro Segura Gómez -
Technological responsible at upgradingeurope.eu. Computer Engineer. Software and web developer.