March on Europe 2024.
For all those who feel they are true Europeans.
For all those who want to show they are.
For all those who long to be part of the People of Europe.
I will march

Let’s Tip the Seesaw, People.

Member states still have more weight on the EU seesaw. But the price is high: The EU is losing ground. The world knows well the 27 disagree so often: Migration. Defense. Foreign affairs. Energy. Health. And it’s so easy to play them off against each other.

To get on safe ground, at last, the EU needs the legitimising power of Europe’s 440 million citizens. The power of the People of Europe.

Let’s tip the seesaw to the other side: to the side of the People of Europe.
Let Europe become a true democracy.

A Story of our Own.

Europe needs more than just laws, markets and money. It needs a soul: People who feel, think and act as free Europeans, complementary to their national identity.

We need, at last, to discover ourselves as the People of Europe. And we need to understand that no one but ourselves is called to decide the future path of Europe.

Being an Erasmus student or travelling across Europe is not enough to prove we exist. There must be more: a powerful story, entirely written by ourselves – but not a short story.

This is why we embarked on the March on Europe.

raising turnout in the next European election to a historic high: 65%

The March on Europe Supports our Natural Ally: the European Parliament.

In our capacity as self-confident citizens of Europe, the European Parliament is our natural ally. It represents best our pan-European interests and hopes. Hence, the March on Europe serves above all to declare our full support for the European Parliament and to request the substantial strengthening of its rights within the EU network.

The March on Europe will request the full right of legislative initiative for the European Parliament.

The March on Europe will encourage voters to give weight to this request by raising turnout in the next European election to a historic high: 65%.

The PeoplePower
of Europe.
The theme of March on Europe 2024.

In a Nutshell: the Core Elements of the March on Europe.

A 200 day walk on 8 trails to the seat of the European Parliament (EP): Strasbourg
Marchers request a pivotal role of the EP and its full right of legislative initiative
Marchers call for an all-time record turnout in the upcoming 2024 EU elections: 65%
Each Marcher contributes a piece to a sculpture / a monument to be assembled in Strasbourg symbolising the unity of the People of Europe
Arrival in Strasbourg mid-May 2024 (10 days ahead of the EU elections 2024)
Marchers form a guardian circle around the European Parliament
Closing rally in Strasbourg
A "Concert for the March on Europe“ in Strasbourg
Marchers receive a passport / a medal confirming their participation, no matter how long the distance walked

The Eight Trails.

March on Europe: The Eight Trails.
Details of the trails will be worked out in 2021/2022.
The northern trail

Stockholm – Strasbourg

The north-eastern trail

Helsinki – Strasbourg

The eastern trail

Kyiv – Strasbourg

The south-eastern trail

Bucharest – Strasbourg

The south-south-eastern trail

Athens – Strasbourg

The southern trail

Palermo – Strasbourg

The south-western trail

Lisbon – Strasbourg

The north-western trail

Edinburgh – Strasbourg

The March on Europe will touch at least 24 countries.



Bosnia and Herzegovina


Czech Republic



















United Kingdom*

* starting point of a trail

Some of the Guiding Principles.

  • This March is supposed to celebrate the unity of us Europeans. Hence, Marchers are cordially invited to display their culture, their language, their traditions and regional origins during the March – but not to overstress their nationality.
  • Applying for national or EU funding to act as the People of Europe is somewhat unworthy. We will have the power as Europeans to raise the funds for actions like the March on Europe ourselves.
  • Although the seat of the European Parliament as an EU institution is the destination of the March, we also invite non-EU citizens to participate as it may be not only the current EU member states that will have their say on the future of Europe.
  • The top priorities for all participants are fairness, the willingness to support others, including older and weaker people, to take part in the March on Europe, albeit only for a short distance, and the unbending and unconditional will to send a strong message of unity of all Europeans to the public.

What Marchers will Do in Strasbourg.

  • Marchers form a guardian circle around the “Louise Weiss Building” of the European Parliament, thus expressing their ultimate support for the Parliament and underlining their request of a full right of legislative initiative
  • The Closing Rally will offer the stage for speakers from the whole of the European civil society. Furthermore, it could be the place where the community of European citizens is sealed in a solemn act.
  • The foundation stone for a sculpture, a monument or an installation, consisting of elements brought to Strasbourg by Marchers of all eight axes, is ceremoniously laid.
  • On the last day, a “Concert of the March on Europe” will take place.

This is the Provisional Time Schedule of the March on Europe.

Departure in autumn 2023

at the starting points of eight axes: Lisbon, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Helsinki, Kyiv, Bukarest, Athens, Palermo, each of the axes stretching over 2,000 km approx.

Average speed of the march: 10 km/day

1- or 2-day-stops at appropriate places (cities, villages, landmarks): time for talks, action, recreation

Arrival in Strasbourg mid-May 2024

the Final Rally, the Guardian Circle, the Concert for the March on Europe

End of the March

approx. one week before the beginning of the 10th EU elections

The March on Europe Needs Effective Transnational Cooperation, Based on Trust.

  • A We are Europe! core team based in Düsseldorf or Essen will act as a hub for all partners involved.
  • A steering group, consisting of the core team and representatives of all eight trails, will be in charge of the general management of the MoE.
  • Working groups, each of them committed to a particular task – finance, IT, social media, trail planning, events, media asf – need to be set up.
  • Country teams (CT) must be sought in all countries the MoE touches.
  • A plenary meeting, consisting of the steering group and representatives of all PO’s, will take place regularly.
  • Most of the work will be done online. However, some travel will be inevitable.
  • A MoE budget needs to be fixed.

We are Looking for Reliable Partner Organisations in All 24 Countries.

  • Country teams (CT’s) should have the staff, financial, digital and managerial resources to organise a march across their country.
  • Fixing the trails in accordance with the steering group (by making use of experts like the European Ramblers’ Association), preparing overnight stops and encounters with local representatives, pro-European groups and media, setting up a list of youth hostels, B&B and hotels where marchers can book rooms, applying for permits where applicable, searching for local sponsors, advertising the MoE and providing assistance to Marchers during the walk are considered the main tasks of CT’s.
  • Each CT, including We are Europe!, is represented in the MoE Plenary Meeting and has one vote.
  • Financial issues need to be clarified in the MoE budget.
  • The project can only succeed if we all work together in the spirit of European friendship!