Sunday, 24 November 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Due to the delay we decided to postpone the start of the tour. Instead of September 15th we will start the tour in October. The concrete date is not yet confirmed, but we are planning to leave in the two weeks of October.
By the beginning of the next week we will have the new route and we will further more have the new dates.
For organisations and Europe Direct offices who want to collaborate please feel free to contact us, every organisation promoting the European Parliament elections in May 2014 is welcome.
Companies who are interested in sponsoring the Rock the Union tour are asked to contact us in order to discuss a sponsorship agreement.
For everything else, we will keep you updated here on this blog in the coming week.
Friday, 23 August 2013
- the President of the European Movement International,
- the head of the European think tank European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin and
- the President of the European Economic and Social Committee,
- 14 European civil society organisations and
- the European Commission,
- the European Council,
- the Council of European Municipalities & Regions.
- We do not distribute flyers or high gloss magazines;
- We are non partisan towards any European Political party.
- We do not want to promote federalism and
- we do not want to tell anybody whom to vote for.
- in print,
- radio and
- European and
- global level.
- European Union institution,
- their members,
- European region,
- municipality and
- and city;
- the European civil society
- its member organisations
- their members
- European citizen.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Sunday, 18 August 2013
As for Rock the Union this means we can get going.
In the last 3 weeks we have been working on completing the team, making contacts and writing emails to companies, potential patrons and a lot of supporters from all over Europe. We are looking forward to have the first replies this week.
Let yourselves be surprised.
There are a lot of interesting and really great people and organisations we wrote to and thanks to you all, your interest, and your support we are already further than we could have imagined. With you and your help we will be able to create a great tour to change Europe together!
Looking forward to see you all from in 26 days on!
Rock the Union! Together, we change Europe!
Thursday, 15 August 2013
There is not much to say for today, except for this:
We finally finneshed our AISBL application. We will apply tomorrow and await the confirmation to be an International Non for-Profit Association.
This means we are a legal entity which has the right to become officially sponsored. As soon as the AISBL status is confirmed, we are allowed to provide donation receipts, for funding. Besides it means that you can become a member of the Rock the Union AISBL. This gives you the right to vote on what we are supposed to do together, to change Europe.
More about this in a few days ;)
Have a great day, for our overseas readers and a #rockthebed good night, sleep tight! for our readers in Europe!
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
"You know that it is just one months, until you want to start?!" - I have heard this sentence quite often in the last days when talking about the Rock the Union tour.
We are making sure that none of us will miss the bus.
There are people working on this project. By now we are eight people who dedicate their free time or in my case my whole time, to this project. We are discussing with Europe Direct offices, cities, representatives, and possible patrons; we write emails and call people.
We have little successes every day: news paper articles, people publicly talking about the Rock the Union tour, emails which are replies to requests for support or sponsorship, telling us that our matter is forwarded for closer consideration to the responsible units.
It is all nothing big. It’s step by step; one after the other, but it shows, that Rock the Union tour is something which is worth considering.
In times when supporting a pro-European awareness raising tour is a political statement, while keeping in mind that the whole continent is on vacation or summer work, all this is good and shows great progress.
We know we will not miss the bus,
because it is yours, hers, his, theirs, mine, our tour.
It is time for Rock the Union; we are at the point where we, the citizens of the European Union, have to change Europe. We all see this every day. But instead of hiding behind the "I am just one person..."-fear, we all, each and every one of us needs to collaborate;
We need to work together
No matter if Cypriots with Germans, Italians with Romanians, Czechs with Slovaks, English with French, Flemish with Wallonian, Catalans with Spanish, we are all citizens of the European Union; we are all people living on the same continent.
The Rock the Union team members figured that collaboration on this basis is the most human behaviour:
If you can solve a problem better if you work together with other people, you are stupid if you try it alone.
The Rock the Union tour has supporters from the whole world, friends outside every men made border. We are already collaborating and you are welcome to join!
Rock the Union – Together we change Europe!
Have a good night!