The Sounds of Europe project is now collecting sounds that Europeans associate with their homeland on its website www.sounds-of.eu. A unique map of European sounds is being created. In the end, a song will be created from all the sounds – a somewhat different European anthem. The mastermind behind the idea for Sounds of Europe is Jonas Wintersteiger. As a trained sound engineer, he is very familiar with sounds and noises and knows that the sound makes the music. "Music and sounds offer the possibility to overcome language barriers in a unique way. It is precisely these qualities that I would like to harness to create an exchange between young Europeans," says Jonas Wintersteiger.
9 May is Europe Day! The TUI Foundation (based and operating mostly in Germany) has set itself the goal of strengthening the idea of Europe among young people with its projects. For example, the #RestartEurope competition started at the end of 2021. During the Corona pandemic and due to the associated travel restrictions, cross-border exchange was no longer easily possible, especially for young people. With #RestartEurope, the TUI Foundation in cooperation with the Berlin think tank iRights.Lab gave young people the opportunity to "restart" their Europe and develop and implement their own ideas for digital, cross-border togetherness. The competition was looking for project ideas from young people between 16 and 26 to bring Europeans together digitally.
After their pitch in front of a top-class jury and after intensive weeks of preparation and a lot of voluntary commitment by the young people, the project websites of the three winning ideas are live just in time for today's Europe Day!