On March 25 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, more than 100 students from different Danish folk high schools (educational institutions unique to the Nordic countries - inspired by Danish author Nicolai Grundtvig), will compare their views and exchange their opinions about the EU.
The Europe Convention is part of the Danish Folk High Schools project “Mission Europossible”. A project aimed at raising awareness about the EU.
The discussion will focus on topics such as European values, intercultural dialogue, political challenges and democratic education in modern society.
Students will have to present 10 theses on European subjects. Examples of these theses could be:
- The environmental benefits related to EU activities;
- Brits are the best rock musicians in Europe;
- Germans are the most hard working people in Europe.
These theses will be ‘checked’ at a second phase of the project by a group of 10 students. Travelling around Europe, the group will be required to assess the accuracy of the ideas.
The convention is organised in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DR Undervisning (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), and the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister, Per Stig Møller, will attend the convention.