Welcome! Talos is a civic organisation with a mission: to foster European civicism, by encouraging political engagement.
We are building Europe’s Online Public Sphere, an online platform for Europeans to become more informed, interconnected and impactful citizens.
Talos seeks to inform citizens about the various opportunities we have to make an impact on decision-making in Europe.
Talos provides Europeans who want to become politically engaged with the tools they need to further their own Causes.
Through interconnecting citizens across Europe and working closely with EU institutions, Talos aims to make these possibilities even more impactful.
Talos is convinced that certain values are fundamental. Respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights including the rights of persons belonging to minorities are at the very core of our mission. They are indispensable to civic life within societies in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail.
We consider it evident, that in the light of millennia of European history Europeans are dutybound to cooperate in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect. That cooperation can only occur within an institutionalized framework, and while we encourage constructive proposals of reform, Talos will not accept Causes that aim at the abolition of that framework. Since Causes must contain constructive proposals, they cannot consist of self-promotion alone. We are a platform that empowers citizens and their ideas. Talos is determined to empower constructive proposals based on these European values, and will not accept Causes that do not respect them.