25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall / the Iron Curtain and the associated extensive political changes in Europe, a continuing repression of the achievements of that time and an increase of Eurosceptic forces arise. Thereby, the young generation especially ought to learn about and experience democracy and participation, tolerance and diversity as well as to convey the values of the democratic Europe in order to defy extreme and anti-democratic arguments. These messages can only be developed and implemented together with young people. Similarly important in a common Europe is the understanding that these developments are not exclusively national phenomena and the need to work on European solutions as well as to foster the dialogue with and between the young participants within the frame of a cross-border exchange. “Young Europe – Rethinking Democracy” will be implemented in cooperation with and young people from all EU member states.