The feature documentary CITIZEN EUROPE, capturing the lives of five Erasmus participants who work, study or volunteer across Europe, is set to have its TV premiere on ARTE under the title LES ENFANTS D'ERASMUS, on May 17th, as part of the channel's special programming leading to the EU Parliament elections.
Set against the current European crisis, fueled by unprecedented youth unemployment, fears about refugee influx and Brexit, the film offers a bird’s-eye view of a continent in transition and a ground level understanding of the many faces of Europe.
Distributed across Europe from May until December 2019, via TV broadcasts (ARTE France/Germany, ΕRΤ Greece, RTE Ireland, ORF Austria, RTP Portugal, MRKTV North Macedonia, bTV Βulgaria, CYBC Cyprus) and screenings in festivals, educational institutions and cinema events, the film is accompanied by live debates between young Europeans, journalists and experts which aim to challenge Euroscepticism and offer young Europeans the opportunity to debate the future of the continent.
Confirmed institutions supporting the event screenings include the Goethe-Institut South-East Europe, the Institut français Italy, the Institut français Germany & Austria, the pan-European Erasmus Student Network (ESN), Moving Docs (with screening partners in over 20 European countries), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as well as the French organisation Vote&Vous. In parallel, Debating Europe is carrying out a Europe-wide online vote about whether all Europeans should be obliged to carry out six months of Erasmus. French-German broadcaster Arte is also running a competition inviting Europeans to share their Erasmus experience.
More about the ARTE broadcast: https://arte-magazine.arte.tv/programme/39431
More about the film: https://www.facebook.com/citizeneuropefilm/