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Youth Summit: Your Europe, Your Future
Young Europeans discuss the future of Europe!Young people
Young people from all EU countries will meet in Rome to discuss key issues for the future of Europe, such as globalisation, environment protection, the European social and economic model and so on. The Youth Summit will be held in parallel to the meeting of Heads of State and Government in Berlin.
Youth Summit (3’37’’)
Youth Summit (5’52’’)
The first ever EU Youth Summit, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Parliament and the European Youth Forum, is an opportunity for the young generation to express its aspirations and to contribute actively to shape the future of Europe. The aim of this summit is to produce concrete youth input for the ongoing debate on the future of Europe in view of the European elections in spring 2009.
More than 200 young delegates from all 27 EU Member States will attend the Summit: six youth per EU country (appointed by the national debates and the national Youth Councils), plus representatives from International non-governmental Youth organisations.
In preparation for the Youth Summit, a debate and consultation process was launched in early January. In a preparatory meeting sixty representatives from National Youth Councils and international non-governmental youth organisations worked on identifying the themes to be discussed in Rome and produced a discussion document. This work has continued with national debates and consultations by International non-governmental Youth organisation all over the Europe. The results of the national discussions and preparatory meeting will be presented in Rome.
At the Youth Summit, the young delegates will finalise the input for the Rome Youth Declaration which will include the following sub-themes tackled in the working groups:
On Sunday 25 March, the young delegates will discuss the conclusions of the workshops. They will adopt the "Rome Youth Declaration [78 KB] " containing their messages on the future of the European Union, which will be conveyed to EU leaders gathering on the same weekend in Berlin.
To complement the Summit, there will also be the chance to party and take part in the other celebrations in Rome.
Programme of the Youth Summit
Download the programme [2 MB] .
Preparation phase of the Youth Summit
The preparatory meeting was held in Brussels on 18-20 January 2007.
Read the conclusions of this preparatory meeting.
The preparatory work continued with European, national, regional and local debates in all Member States The debates were organized by National Youth Councils in cooperation with the European Commission, European Parliament and National Agencies.
Conclusions of national debates and contributions from International non-governmental Youth organisations.
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