"The people of the world are getting closer each day through the internet and social media. Although it doesn´t seem like it, we live in the most peaceful time ever in recent history. Rational politics has led us there and it feels like this development is now in danger. We need to prove that developed countries can unite and tackle current challenges together. Europe is a project, that needs to be supported to fight populism and selfishness."
"The EU is no longer an ambitious project, it is our future. That is why we EU-enthusiasts should raise our voice."
Dr. Jürgen Seitz is one of the leading digital experts in Germany. He is passionate about data-driven, creative and customer oriented digital marketing communication. in the role of CEO, founding partner and member of the board he has successfully helped to build several digital companies. He worked for companies such as Microsoft, WEB.DE and 1&1. He currently teaches and works at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart in the field of digital marketing and business. He helps NGOs to take advantage of digital marketing channels to support their goals.
"The European idea is a unique accomplishment of unity and peace; Europe is not just bureaucratic. Citizens in Europe have their own story and a diverse culture to share – ranging from multiple languages and opinions to different types of humor and cuisines – uniting, connecting and strengthening us all. It would be crazy if we took this all for granted. Maintaining dialogue and sharing our stories while recognising our cultural diversity will help dissolve populist views so that we can continue to experience borderless travel and education."
Sven is father of 2 children and lives with his family in Berlin. He works as Creative Producer and is owner of the filmproduction company The Video Agency. He studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts at the University of Arts Berlin. He as a communication expert is concerned about the huge amount of hate speech comments throughout all social media channels. He would like to turn it more into love speech.
TV Producer, Media Coach
"I've benefitted from Europe growing closer together in the most personal way. As a German-British dual national with family in three European countries, I identify with more than one culture and refuse to choose one over the other. I am German, British and European all in one.European integration has created more freedom, stability and prosperity than in any other period of our history. Reverting to nationalism feels backward and dangerous. Nationalists have only devided Britain and many other countries. We must strengthen our common European identity in addition to our national ones. It’s time to make Europe personal - share your story!"