Le 19 Novembre 2015, au One Young World Summit (Thaïlande)

Lors du sommet annuel de l’organisation One Young World à Bangkok, le think-tank Réveil Citoyen était présent par la voix de son Président pour parler de nos objectifs, et pour représenter la France dans la période post-13 Novembre, afin de réaffirmer notre engagement plus que jamais nécessaire, avec la société civile toute entière. (en anglais)

Le Président de Réveil Citoyen a aussi eu l’occasion d’adresser un message d’encouragement au Président Hollande pour la bonne tenue de la COP21 qui a eu lieu quelques semaines plus tard à Paris. (en français)

Le 20 Novembre 2015, dans Deutsche Welle (Allemagne)

Retrouvez l’interview du Président de Réveil Citoyen au lendemain de son intervention au One Young World Summit à Bangkok en Novembre 2015, dans l’un des plus grands médias européens. (en anglais)

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French reactions to Paris attacks diverge from Charlie Hebdo response

After the attacks on satire magazine « Charlie Hebdo » a young man brought French citizens together to discuss political issues. But now Francois Reyes fears attacks in Paris have left his country too hurt to talk anymore.

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How can satire trigger a terrorist attack? When the staff of French satire magazine « Charlie Hebdo » was attacked in January, young French citizens were convinced that there needed to be more discussion of the issues facing their country.

Francois Reyes is the President of Reveil Citoyen (Citizens Awakening), a civic think tank that organizes monthly debates around France for citizens to share their views with each other. During the One Young World Summit in Bangkok, 19-year-old Reyes talked to Deutsche Welle about how his group is coping with the Paris attacks and the trauma of the French people.

DW: What was the motivation to create Reveil Citoyen?

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Reyes said he wanted to give people an opportunity to discuss their views

Francois Reyes: We created this after Charlie Hebdo, because we believed one of the main problems in France is people getting together and talking. We were very happy about the whole 11th of January movement and all the people that are coming together. But we knew it wasn’t going to last, which is why we tried to make it last by having people gather and fight about their different opinions.

We are compiling the propositions and putting it into books and we are sending those books to every single politician. The goal is to have all the sections of France’s population represented in debate. This is an incredible opportunity for them – and for us – to have a new voice in a matter and to get the people more interested in politics again. To tell them, this is your life, it is not theirs. You elect them and you vote for them and you giving your vote to someone means that this person has to fight for you.

The idea of Reveil Citoyen was to prevent further hate and extremism in France. How did the recent attacks impact your work? 

When the Charlie Hebdo attacks happened, it was all 9/11 [for the French people]. We did not really expect to get hit again. We have been told there is a risk, but it is just not something that you think about every day. So it happened and it’s horrible. It is breaking our society even more. After Charlie Hebdo there were attacks on Muslim people and the Muslim community. There were like 160 [attacks] in the whole month, which is more than we had in the year 2014. So we want to prevent that.

We are very afraid that, because of the new attacks, it is going to get even worse. People don’t have the same spirit as after Charlie Hebdo. People want revenge. People want to fight back, which is really not the spirit of Reveil Citoyen. The only way to fight back is to be more tolerant and to be more open. I can understand that this is not something that they want right now, because they are feeling angry, so am I. I just feel like we can’t let [the victims] down. The people who died, they didn’t die for more war, they did not die for more bombs. I think we have to make most of their death through openness and understanding.

Are there concrete measures that Reveil Citoyen wants to take after the Paris attacks?

We are just getting back on track, because we lost someone actually [in the recent attacks]. Our next [debate] is going to be how can we react to what happened? Do we have to have more police? We really hesitated on that, because we felt like it was breaking society even more. But the whole point of Reveil Citoyen is to ask questions that divide people so that the people can unite in them.

In the long term, what we want is that politicians can hear and can understand what we are saying. It is going to be difficult, because they don’t want to listen to what a bunch of young people have to say. Some of them did react pretty well and sent us congratulations, the president did, the minister of education did, the minister of foreign relations too, but it doesn’t mean that they are going to help us.

After the Paris attacks, it was revealed that the attackers had connections in Belgium and Germany. How can these countries face this issue together?

It’s a worldwide problem. The connection between refugees and what happened is going to come up. People are going to think we have terrorism because of the refugee crisis. Which is something we don’t believe in. We believe it happened because barbarians are all over the place, and they can be among refugees, they can be among us. The fact, that most of the terrorists were French citizens is living proof that it is not only a French problem. We can travel to Germany, we can travel anywhere around the world with a French passport. I think we need to have a global reaction. I am only worried that they are going to call for more bombs. That I don’t want. Nobody wants that.

Lire sur le site de Deutsche Welle ici

Le 22 Novembre 2015, dans Prospect Magazine (Royaume-Uni)

3 jours après le discours du Président de Réveil Citoyen au sommet de One Young World, Serena Kutchinsky de Prospect Magazine relate l’histoire de notre think-tank et le déroulement ainsi que les réactions du discours historique prononcé à Bangkok.

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What is the role of young people in the fight against terror?

Millennials were both the perpetrators and victims of the terror attacks in the French capital

 

The atrocities in Paris have galvanised young people into taking action to fight the terror threat © Guillaume Payen via ZUMA Wire

The atrocities in Paris have galvanised young people into taking action to fight the terror threat © Guillaume Payen via ZUMA Wire

Call them Millennials. Call them Generation Y. Call them whatever you like, but please don’t call them the future until they take responsibility for the present. That was the message delivered by Bob Geldof at the opening ceremony of the One Young World summit—a global gathering of future world leaders that took place this week in Thailand. “This generation, your generation is already stained with blood. Your age group are the killers of Syria,” he said in a solemn speech that called on young people to take a more active role in the fight against terror.

He has a point.The average age of a male Jihadi foreign fighter is between 18 and 29 years old, according to a study by US-based security and intelligence consultants, the Soufan Group. Those suspected of waging war against their contemporaries in Paris on 13th November were all in their mid to late 20s, the attacker who opened fire on the train from Amsterdam to Paris in August was 25, the gunman who killed two people in Copenhagen after a shooting spree at a free speech debate and a synagogue was just 22. Around 6,000 Europeans have so far left the liberal societies they grew up in and joined Islamic State, which Majid Nawaz, the founder of the Quillam Foundation—the world’s first counter terrorism think tank—described in a speech to the summit as “the worst terrorist group in history.”

Despite living in the digital age, with all the potential for collaboration and connection it engenders, Millennials are largely failing to forge an interfaith narrative to counter the doctrine of al-Baghdadi’s death cult. But, there are a few young voices fighting to be heard. Among them is the French activist, François Reyes, 19, who set up the innovative think thank, Réveil Citoyen (Citizens Awakening), in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo atrocities. Dedicated to promoting dialogue between different cultures and faiths, the work of Reyes and his growing team of volunteers has won plaudits from politicians across France including President Hollande.

Speaking at One Young World, which welcomes 1,500 representatives from 196 countries, Reyes said: “Terrorists have guns and bombs, we use words and actions. We read, we educate ourselves and confront opposite views peacefully.” He recounted an encounter with a member of the National Front who attended a Réveil Citoyen debate purely to express “his hatred for foreign communities”. His curiosity piqued by the debate, he then visited a mosque with one of the group’s Muslim members.

A few days later, he called Reyes to say; “Muslims aren’t as bad as the press makes us believe.” “He had become more tolerant, at that moment, I knew that, even if Reveil Citoyen was to end tomorrow, we would have achieved something,” said Reyes.

This vision of a more tolerant society is shared by many people worldwide, both young and old, but few are confident and courageous enough to take action. One Young World’s co-founder Kate Robertson, is committed to using this annual summit to counteract the tendency among the peace-loving majority to stay silent. “Desmond Tutu often said ‘it only takes for evil to triumph for the good to do nothing’”, she said. “As the mother of a millennial, I look at the stuff that teenagers get gripped by like anorexia and self harm— what’s cool about that? These are terrible illnesses. When I was a teenager in the Sixties the anti-war movement was the hip thing to be part of. Nobody who was cool picked up a gun, they had a spliff instead. Now, in certain parts of the world, joining [Islamic State] is the cool thing to do… In order to counter it we need a more powerful idea with a better narrative.”

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What shape that opposition should take is still unclear, but at least the debate over what role young people can take in the global fight against terrorism has begun. Other inspiring ideas showcased at the youth summit included a library-building project in the Philippines—ranked as the 11th worst country in the Global Terrorism Index—which offers scholarships to children of all religions and aims to help eradicate interfaith conflict through education. Half Jewish, Half Iranian delegate, Noam Shouster, also spoke passionately about the need for a more integrated approach to the peace process in Israel.

While tears were shed, especially when Reyes shared his grief over the Paris atrocities which claimed the lives of two of his friends, there was a shared sense of defiance— a recognition that closing your eyes and hoping the terrorist threat will go away is no longer acceptable, and that changing your Facebook profile picture does not count as taking action. “I will go home and tell them that we will fight intolerance,” said Reyes “we will fight intolerance peacefully and never ever give up.”

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Le 23 Novembre 2015, dans l’Expresso Show sur South African Broadcasting Company (Afrique du Sud)

La SABC dans son émission matinale Expresso Show diffuse un reportage sur One Young World et son sommet, en mettant l’accent sur l’action de Réveil Citoyen en France. (en anglais)

Le 24 Novembre 2015, dans The Huffington Post (Etats-Unis d’Amérique)

Le journal américain de référence publie l’intégralité du discours du Président de Réveil Citoyen au sommet de One Young World 2015. (en anglais)

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We Will Fight Intolerance Peacefully and Never, Ever Give Up

ONE YOUNG WORLD

This blog is an edited version of speech delivered by Francois Reyes to the One Young World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

I worked on a speech for several weeks. Explaining why I do what I do so that you could join my organization’s fight against intolerance, against senseless violence, against terrorism, against conflict.

But on the 13 November my life changed. Like anyone impacted by terrorism. It is my hope that you never know what it feels like, to board a flight to what is supposed to be one of your life’s highlights; and when you arrive, and turn your phone on, it is flooded with messages. You learn minute by minute what’s happened.

Looking at the growing body count, you selfishly hope that no one you love is part of that count. And then it comes, you learn there are wonderful people you will never see again.

Killed by cowards in the name of something they believe is their religion, 129 people, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, lovers, died under the bullets of barbarism.

In these kind of moments, it’s not a question of being French, its just about being human. You all know one or two victims: you, and me. Because we all are victims of terrorism. Whether it’s in France, or anywhere else around the globe.

Life is fragile. It’s everything. Those people were enjoying life. Having a drink in a bar, celebrating a birthday in a restaurant, having fun at a concert, supporting a football team… Living.

France has been hit for the second time in a year. It seems like an endless nightmare. And yet… We are not giving up. Trust me, we are NOT giving up.

To some of you, the French may sound arrogant. Cheesy perhaps… But they certainly are not cowards. None of us here, right now, are cowards. But they are. The barbarians commiting these atrocities.

So now, it’s our turn, civil society, to battle even stronger.

Following the first attacks in January, a strong wave of violence against the Muslim community came in France. In a month, more than 150 violent acts were committed against the Muslim community including beatings and setting mosques on fire. More than we’d had in the whole of 2014. Now, I’m scared this will happen again, actually it has already started with the beating of a young Muslim.

After the attacks in January, I with my wonderful teams of friends created a new kind of think tank in France: Réveil Citoyen. It means ‘Citizens Awakening’. The aim was to prevent further intolerant attacks. Every part fo society has the chance to come and debate subjects that matter, about the issues our country is facing, whatever they may be.

The idea is to generate understanding. Because not really knowing the person in front of you, the person of whom you’re speaking so harshly, that’s what drives conflict. That’s what can destroy our unity as the people.

At our first debate on secularism, a young National Front partisan came to our debate. His only intention, to express hatred for foreign communities, especially as we had with us, members of the muslim community. For two long hours, they sat very calmly, listening to him, which you can guess wasnt’t always very pretty. I was impressed by their calm. A few days later, one of them took him to a mosque. They discussed, they kept the debate alive, even though we weren’t here to organize it. He called me to say Muslims aren’t as bad as the press makes us believe. He had become more tolerant. At that moment, I knew that, even if Reveil Citoyen was to end tomorrow, we would have achieved something. You cannot put a price on that.

All the ideas that the people come up with, it would be a shame to simply forget about it. We gather their propositions and compile them into booklets, which are sent to every single politician in the country. Over 1000 of them. We’ve heard back from a lot of them, and even had a very positive feedback from the President. I am convinced that, after what we are going through, the People’s propositions can really be a force for everyone.

By the end of 2016, Reveil Citoyen will be in 20 cities across France. We are launching what could be one of the most powerful movements of empowered civil society, with the aim of healing our country. We believe we can create a more tolerant society, and spreading peace between the different communities that make France beautiful and the world beautiful.

I have to admit. I feel guilty. About being here, with you, watching my country being locked down and fall apart. Watching the funeral of my people on TV. Whilst all I do is stand here and use words. But thanks to my family and friends, to the people that I love, and especially to you, I can see that words have an impact. Terrorists have guns and bombs, we use words and actions. We read, we educate ourselves and confront opposite views peacefully. And whilst I wish to return to my mourning friends, being here has restored my faith and my hope that we can overcome intolerance. I will go home tell them that we will fight intolerance. We will fight intolerance peacfully and never ever give up.

I want you, the ambitious, smart and curious young leaders of the world to go back home and use my organization’s model, to empower every citizen of your country, no matter where they come from, what their social background is, or what their beliefs are to heal all our societies.

Francois Reyes, 19, is president of the Reveil Citoyen thinktank

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Le 29 Novembre 2015, sur la chaîne Al Jazeera English (Monde)

Lors des funérailles nationales organisées aux Invalides par les autorités publiques après les attentats du 13 Novembre à Paris et à Saint-Denis, François Reyes, Président de Réveil Citoyen est interviewé par la chaîne qatarie sur l’action du dialogue sur la tolérance nécessaire dans notre pays.

Le 8 Décembre 2015, sur la chaîne Al Jazzera English (Monde)

Juste avant le premier tour des élections régionales de Décembre 2015, le Président de Réveil Citoyen est interrogé par l’un des plus grands médias au monde sur les activités du think tank et l’éventuel climat délétère en France post-13 Novembre.

Le 25 Janvier 2016, dans Le Carnet Politique (France)

Le nouveau média en vogue Le Carnet Politique dresse le portrait du Président de Réveil Citoyen et expose les projets du think tank ainsi que ses actions en cours.

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A 19 ans, il fonde son think-tank, « Réveil Citoyen »

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Il se souviendra de ce mercredi 7 Janvier 2015 longtemps comme du premier choc de sa génération, de la secousse qu’il représentait et de la terreur qu’il suscitait. Ce jour là, il reste sans voix devant sa télé et se demande comme beaucoup d’entre nous : « Et après ? ».

Une envie d’agir

Cet « après », François l’imagine comme un réveil. Le réveil des citoyens, qui, bloqués entre deux extrêmes, ont le souffle coupé mais l’envie d’agir.  François Reyes a 19 ans, et envie de vivre dans un monde libre et tolérant.

C’est pourquoi il crée Réveil citoyen, une plateforme d’échange, de partage, de débat pour aboutir à des propositions.  L’idée tient en une formule « si on se connaissait plus on se détesterait moins », partant de cette idée certes un peu simpliste on peut faire de belle chose m’explique-t-il.

Tous les mois dans ses antennes  Réveil Citoyen organise des débats qui réunissent chaque fois un panel très large de personne. Il faut des gens d’univers différents prêts à s’ouvrir, à pousser un coup de gueule, et dont l’envie est de repartir en ayant appris sur l’autre, sur la société. Beaucoup de participants à ses débats disent avoir une envie de parler, d’être écouté, de partager, de proposer, ce qu’ils n’arrivent plus à faire au sein de la vie politique. Ce besoin d’échange traduit une profonde humanité en chacun des participants; me confie François, en ajoutant que souvent certains arrivent avec des idées préconçues que l’échange détruit. Il n’y a que le cadre de la loi qui puisse mettre une barrière à la liberté de s’exprimer au sein de Réveil Citoyen.

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Un citoyen « dégoûté » du système des partis

Avant de fonder Réveil Citoyen, François était très politisé, encarté dans un parti politique.  Il  est sorti  de ce « système » avec un certain dégoût et le sentiment que l’on nous prend un peu pour des cons. Un sentiment que beaucoup de jeunes ressentent, et n’ayant pas la flamme de l’engagement citoyen, se détournent de la vie en société. À ces jeunes-là, Réveil Citoyen apporte une réponse simple : « Il n’y a pas de petites actions il n’y a que de trop petites ambitions ». L’ambition de réveil citoyen est, elle,  grande parfois assez utopique d’ailleurs, mais a le mérite de nous inviter à rêver avec eux.

Un rêve que François est parti défendre lors du One Young World Summit à Bangkok  en novembre 2015. Un sommet regroupant 2000 jeunes du monde entier sélectionné préalablement pour leur projet. Il me confie que ce fut le sommet de l’espoir, et me parle d’une rencontre enrichissante parmi tant d’autres  avec une jeune fille de 18 ans originaire des Philippines qui grâce à son engagement a pu créer 14 hôpitaux dans son pays et 4 universités.  Un modèle pour nous jeunes européens en manque d’espoir.

C’est en atterrissant à Bangkok qu’il apprend que Paris est à nouveau ensanglantée, c’est d’abord la tristesse, puis l’envie de jeter l’éponge de dire que finalement on pourra pas changer le monde.  Mais le discours de paix et de tolérance avait encore plus de sens après de nouvelles attaques terroristes, il a alors choisi de s’adresser dans son discours de Bangkok à chaque humain présent sur place, à chaque humain susceptible de l’entendre. Une volonté de réveiller la société humaine il s’exclame devant la foule  » Nous allons battre l’intolérance pacifiquement et ne jamais au grand jamais abandonner » invitant chacun des participants à rentrer dans son pays d’origine avec la conviction que le dialogue est une plus grande arme que la haine.  Ce sentant un peu coupable d’être loin de son pays pendant une telle crise, il repartira de Bangkok avec le sentiment d’avoir fait un premier pas en faveur de l’unité de notre pays, en faveur de la paix.

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Une révolution citoyenne ?

A seulement 19 ans François est utopique il l’avoue lui même, mais il a l’espoir de contribuer à une révolution citoyenne : celle qui abandonne les partis traditionnels pour redonner au citoyen l’envie de contribuer à la chose publique. En 2017, Réveil Citoyen aura pour mission de confronter les programmes, de libérer la parole sur les candidats avec évidemment une ligne plus politique mais restant toujours à l’abri d’une quelque conque récupération partisane.

Lorsque j’interroge François sur une future candidature de sa part à une élection politique, je sens bien que l’idée lui a déjà traversée l’esprit à plusieurs reprise, mais il me répond que pour l’instant il ne veut pas prend part à ce système qui fait ressortir toujours les mêmes hommes avec les mêmes idées. Son travail est d’abord au sein de la société civile, accomplir son devoir citoyen en dehors de la lutte des partis.  Néanmoins, nous gardons son visage en tête, il risque de devenir familier d’ici quelques années.

En bref, Réveil citoyen est un projet humaniste qui à l’ambition de réunir les hommes. Peut-être un des rares endroits où la politique redevient une notion noble.

Clara Michielini

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Le 15 Février 2016, dans le magazine G7G20 (Monde)

Le magazine des sommets internationaux du G7 (ancien G8) et du G20 publie une tribune de Réveil Citoyen sur vaincre le terrorisme grâce à la société civile, signée François Reyes

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How to outsmart extremism

Terrorism hits us harder every day. Cairo, Istanbul, Paris, Beirut, Bamako, these are only a few of the many locations that have suffered and are suffering from the scars of senseless violence. Are we doomed? Do we have to watch our brothers and sisters, our neighbours, our countries fall apart because the spread of this cancer seems unstoppable? Some countries, such as France or the United States, have taken exceptional measures to try and counter terrorism, with results that are yet to have meaning for the general public. The threat is still present, not only in the short term, but also in the long term. So, how do we combat extremism? How do we get rid of the extreme thoughts that have roots in the failures of our past? And more importantly, how do we make sure that future generations will not be tempted to follow the same extremist ideology that tries to bring freedom and liberty to its knees?

 

We’ve heard ideas from the whole political spectrum: upgrade security, install electronic gates in train stations, arm the public, recruit more police, build prevention centres, put in place some kind of de-radicalisation process. Those are all options that are being tried by many nations around the globe. But they are all short-term answers to an issue that will extend way beyond our present time. The truth is that there is a way to fight extremism and the violence that comes out of it in the long term. We have been burying our heads in the sand and pretending that extremism can only be fought with more bullets, more desperation – in a way, more terror.

 

What the governments of our world have not yet achieved is a long-term strategy aiming to empower all citizens. We should not leave behind those that do not have the resources to find their place in our societies when we could actually learn from their lives. They could teach us a lesson in humility by explaining how they were left at the doors of our inclusion process, and how we could, from now on, include everyone in our society.

 

Believing that including people as much as possible into our societies will lead to less violence, to less temptation towards extremism, and that this inclusion can be achieved by speaking to one another, is something that no state has encouraged or backed up yet. Instead, the state is absent from the actions and negotiations of civil society. Perhaps it is better that way, you ask? Well, yes, without politics being involved things can go smoothly. But the most important task of the state is to make its citizens feel at home. To guarantee them the same inclusion and chances to fulfill their lives with greatness, free of violence caused by extremism. If the vulnerable are tempted by extremism because they need to feel part of something greater than themselves, then we have the obligation to give them something to believe in: an ideal.

 

The ideal that people do not have to be fragmented, that communitarianism can be addressed and the issue resolved. The ideal that yes, you can be the daughter of Algerian immigrants and hang out with the children of German-born citizens. The ideal that there is an answer to racism and xenophobia, and that it doesn’t have to spread like this. We can halt it. Fundamentally, the ideal of understanding.

 

There is only one tool capable of fighting violent extremism: words. As we see the effects of bombs and guns on people’s lives around the globe, let us be brave and arm ourselves with words, with the willingness to change the world through dialogue. Let us bring down violent extremism one word at a time.
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Le 26 Mai 2016, dans l’émission Inside Story sur Al Jazeera English (Monde)

Réveil Citoyen, par la voix de son Président, est l’invité exceptionnel du magazine Inside Story de la chaîne internationale Al Jazeera pour discuter de la tension sociale à la suite du projet de « Loi Travail » en France.

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http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/05/france-strikes-160526174144329.html

Le 31 Mai 2016, dans le média local alsacien Tchapp

L’antenne alsacienne de Réveil Citoyen marque un grand coup et s’offre une interview dans Tchapp avec le responsable communication de l’antenne, Timothée Houzel.

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À Strasbourg, des jeunes essaient de changer le monde

Timothée Houzel est étudiant à Sciences Po Strasbourg. Il gère également la communication de ce groupe de pensée qui se revendique apolitique.

Wake up

D’accord. Mélangez dans la même phrase Think Tank, jeunes, débat et Sciences Po, vous n’avez peut-être pas le programme le plus excitant pour une soirée. En plus le nom, “Réveil Citoyen”, ça sonne parti politique fermenté. Manquerait plus qu’un “Hé Ho la jeunesse” ou “En Marche Monique” pour tuer le concept. Ne jugeons pas trop vite…

Derrière le radio réveil, il y a des jeunes de Strasbourg, désireux de débattre de sujets sensibles pour dénicher des débuts de réponses à tout ce qui fait que la vie est un peu moche parfois.

La société civile veut s’exprimer. Nous proposons à tout le monde d’échanger, nous sommes ouverts.

Timothée répète ce mot plusieurs fois : ouverture (d’esprit). #CrochePied aux sympathisants Nuit Debout qui n’ont pas toujours fait preuve de grande ouverture d’écoutilles dans les débats sur la place de la République à Strasbourg…

Réaction

Le Think Tank a vu le jour peu de temps après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo en janvier 2015. Il se revendique “laboratoire d’idées citoyen innovant”. Des réveils, il y en a en Ile de France, en Rhône-Alpes, en Alsace donc. Bientôt ailleurs dans l’hexagone. Dans chaque Think Tank, une quinzaine de membres environ pour organiser, mener, porter les débats.

Le tout est piloté par un comité national. Dans les groupes et aux soirées, de tout. Profs, étudiants, patrons, secrétaires, chômeurs, artisans, juristes, tout ce qui veulent parler, débattre, turbiner pour sortir du “y’a jamais rien qui se passe dans ce pays de m…e”. Juré, “Réveil citoyen” n’a pas de carte dans un parti. C’est le club du peuple. C’est à la mode en plus, le peuple, le citoyen, la pensée citoyenne.

Nous proposons un cadre d’expression, avec des médiateurs pour enrichir les dialogues.

Tous les mois, des débats sont organisés à côté de chez vous. Le prochain à Strasbourg aura lieu jeudi soir 2 juin, à partir de 18h au FEC, place St-Etienne. Thème : la réforme du travail. La soirée est ouverte à qui veut lever la main pour s’exprimer.

L’objectif est, ensuite, de présenter un petit livret avec des idées, vos propositions pour éclairer nos chers élus. Parce que le rendu des débats, les conclusions des joutes oratoires vont se retrouver sur les bureaux des politiques, locaux ou nationaux. Voici LA promesse du Think Tank.

Nous sommes des intermédiaires. Nous rassemblons les idées des citoyens, des juristes mettent tout en forme et les documents se retrouvent chez tous les parlementaires, députés, sénateurs, même ministres. Nous avons déjà échangé par exemple avec le cabinet de la ministre de l’Education nationale. Les élus peuvent très bien reprendre les idées de “Réveil Citoyen”. Nous proposons même des idées qui sont à l’encontre de nos convictions personnelles, nous voulons juste faire bouger les choses !

“Réveil Citoyen” a déjà planché sur l’éducation nationale, la laïcité, et l’Europe. Un avis sur la loi travail, une idée pour sortir du blocage ? Participez au débat de jeudi soir au FEC…

Lire sur le site internet de Tchapp, ici

Le 13 Juin 2016, dans le documentaire « Génération UE »

Retrouvez l’interview du Président de Réveil Citoyen diffusée dans le documentaire « Génération UE », faite avant la publication du livret sur l’Union européenne par le think tank.

Le 17 Juillet 2016, sur Al Jazeera English (Monde)

La chaîne Al Jazeera interview le Président du think tank quelques jours après l’horrible attentat qui a frappé la ville de Nice et tué 86 personnes sur la Promenade des Anglais.