Your Europe, Your Say! 2023 is an event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that will take place on 23 and 24 March 2023 in Brussels.
As part of Your Europe, Your Say (YEYS), 35 schools (from the 27 EU Member States, the seven EU candidate countries and one of the European schools based in Brussels) are invited to participate in a two-day set of debates, workshops and interactive activities around a topical issue of interest to young people.
Are you between 16 and 18 years old? This is the best chance to discuss ways to better involve young people in participatory democracy and community building with other students from all around Europe.
Your Europe, Your Say! 2023 will be dedicated to Youth Democracy Dialogues. The purpose is to raise awareness about democratic values, while encouraging critical thinking and youth participation. The event aims to help young people understand what European values stand for and what active citizenship means in a participatory democracy.
Working in small groups within workshops, in a negotiation and debate format to reach consensus, the youth event will raise awareness about the way social agreements are reached between groups of separate interests.
These workshops also provide an opportunity to deal with related challenging topics such as freedom of speech, inter-generational solidarity and justice or the impact of the EU policymaking process on young people.
The participating students will come up with recommendations that will be submitted to the European institutions and high-level European policy and decision makers.
All the proceedings will be conducted in English.
Your school has not applied? Ask them to fill out the application form! The deadline for application is the 30th of November.