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Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 31/10/07All EU countries
20th Anniversary of ERASMUS

20th Anniversary of ERASMUS

Different celebrations will take part in the 20th Anniversary of ERASMUS, involving former and current students and decision-makers in the area of education. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 31/12/07Latvia
Students' creative work competition on the internet “Zenta Mauriņa un mūsdienas”

Students' creative work competition on the internet “Zenta Mauriņa un mūsdienas”

The State Youth Initiative Centre and the Education Board of World Free Latvian Society will launch a competition aiming to raise  students ‘awareness and interest’ in Latvian and European values. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 31/03/07Riga and regions - Latvia
School competition "Esam klāt!" ("We are here!")

School competition "Esam klāt!" ("We are here!")

The city of Riga will host the final event of the regional school competition. The winners of the contest will be prized during the awarding ceremony that will conclude the event on the 23 of March. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 09/02/07Ireland
Tea with Robert Schuman essay contest

Tea with Robert Schuman essay contest

An essay competition for secondary school students asks them to imagine a tea party held by Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Union. The prize is a trip to Brussels in April. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 31/12/07Throughout Finland
Art competition for schools and publication of a book of art and essays

Art competition for schools and publication of a book of art and essays

Art competition for state school pupils on the theme "Together since 1957". ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 15/01/07Across Poland
The Treaties of Rome as a Link in the Integration of Europe

The Treaties of Rome as a Link in the Integration of Europe

The aim of the contest is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and give young artist a possibility to participate in a specific form in the discussion on Europe.  ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/01/07 > 31/12/07Extremadura - Spain
Forum: Time for youth in Europe

Forum: Time for youth in Europe

The “Time for youth in Europe” Forum is a project that includes several activities such as workshops, theatre, radio programmes, meetings and debates where people from Extremadura have a shared space in which to express their vision of Europe, their dreams about it and the benefits they gain from it. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 02/01/07 > 10/09/07Across Poland
My School in the European Union

My School in the European Union

Information and educational activities will be carried out in participating schools. Students will write essays commenting a quotation of P.H. Spaak in the context of 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 15/01/07New Zealand
New Zealand – “EU – What does it mean – 4U?”

New Zealand – “EU – What does it mean – 4U?”

Aspiring young journalists can be Ambassador for a day or win a trip to Europe if they win the competition celebrating 50 years of the EU ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 20/01/07 > 15/02/07Warsaw - Poland
Student’s competition

Student’s competition

The competition asks students to come up with a draft declaration for theAnniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Students will prepare the draft declaration that they think the Heads of States and governments should adopt at the EU Berlin summit in March 2007. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 22/01/07Cities all over Germany
European project day in schools

European project day in schools

Commission Officials and members of Parliament (European Parliament and national) visit their old schools for discussion purposes. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/02/07 > 30/04/07Throughout Lithuania - Lithuania
Youth debates

Youth debates

Young people will have the opportunity to join in a series of debates on EU-related issues. The events will involve students and pupils throughout Lithuania. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/02/07 > 20/03/07Athens - Greece
50 years of the EU: Europe – Project Future

50 years of the EU: Europe – Project Future

Young multimedia artists at work! The Hellenic Association of Industries has organised a competition of artwork, created with the help of multimedia tools. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 07/02/07 > 12/03/07All EU countries
EPK+50

EPK+50

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Europocket TV presents it’s first ever competition open to all young talented Europeans: EPK+50. ››  More

Videos and photos
Young peopleYoung people 12/02/07 > 01/03/07Across the country - Poland
My Europe My Future

My Europe My Future

The European Commission Representation in Poland and the Polish Youth Council are launching a competition for young people aged 18-26. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 12/02/07 > 01/03/07Across the country - Poland
Competition: Your Europe Your Future

Competition: Your Europe Your Future

Have your say on your Europe and your future! The European Commission Representation in Polandand the Polish Youth Council are launching a competition for young people from all over the country. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 13/02/07 > 22/03/07Cardiff - United Kingdom
Primary School Birthday Card Competition

Primary School Birthday Card Competition

The European Commission, in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly Government and the British Council, has launched a primary school competition inviting children to design a birthday card for the 50th birthday of the EU. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 16/02/07 > 22/02/07Velenje, Ljubljana, Koper, Maribor - Slovenia
"Your Europe - your future": youth consultations on their future in the EU

"Your Europe - your future": youth consultations on their future in the EU

A series of four debates will take place in Slovenia from February 16 – 22. Young people will discuss, together with Members of the European Parliament, local authorities and representatives of the media, their fears and concerns on living in the EU, and their views and ideas for the future. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 19/02/07 > 09/05/07Throughout Estonia - Estonia
Student competition "My Europe"

Student competition "My Europe"

The Estonian History Teachers’ Association in co-operation with the State Chancellery of the European Union Information Unit is organising a student competition. Students are invited to present short research papers explaining how the principles laid down in the Rome Treaty affect their lives today. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/02/07 > 25/03/07Various cities in the Czech Republic - Czech Republic
Your Europe, your future

Your Europe, your future

A number of debates will be held in all major Czech cities. The debates are designed to encourage young people to participate actively with a view to the Rome Youth Summit. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07 > 31/03/07Belfast - United Kingdom
Primary school postcard competition

Primary school postcard competition

Primary School competition to design postcard to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07 > 31/12/07Riga and regions - Latvia
School competition "50 stories on EU told by Latvians"

School competition "50 stories on EU told by Latvians"

Pupils will gather stories about people living in their region who have brought EU closer to citizens, used opportunities offered by EU. The event will be a good occasion for children and adults to reflect on European integration. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07 > 30/04/07Vilnius - Lithuania
"European lessons" on the establishment of the European Union

"European lessons" on the establishment of the European Union

The Lithuanian Parliament will help pupils and students become familiar with the history of the EU. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07Venezuela - school project
Venezuela - Let’s Paint TOGETHER!  - Painting contest for Venezuelan school children

Venezuela - Let’s Paint TOGETHER! - Painting contest for Venezuelan school children

In March and April 2007, representatives of the EU delegation in Venezuela will visit French, German, Portuguese and Italian schools in Caracas to explain the role and importance of the EU today. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07 > 30/04/07Brno - Czech Republic
How the Union was born - 50 years together!

How the Union was born - 50 years together!

‘50 years together!’ is taking the European Union into the classroom. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn, in an amusing way, about the origin of the EU and the story of the people who first had the idea of creating the EU by laying down the foundations for modern Europe. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/03/07 > 09/05/07All Czech regions
Literary and Fine Arts Contest

Literary and Fine Arts Contest

Literary and Art Contest on EU topics and on the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 02/03/07Warsaw - Poland
“Your Europe Your Future”

“Your Europe Your Future”

During the opening panel, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange views with the invited experts. Afterwards, participants will be divided into three working groups to discuss different topics, namely: ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/03/07The Hague - The Netherlands
Debate on the future of Europe

Debate on the future of Europe

Flemish students together with Members of the Upper House of the Dutch Parliament will open a debate on the future of Europe on March 9. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 12/03/07 > 16/03/07University of Malta - Malta
Europe Week at the University of Malta - SDM

Europe Week at the University of Malta - SDM

The University of Malta– SDM is organising various activities on the University Campus between 12 and 16 March 2007, including a photography exhibition, European Food Fest and poetry night. The event will also include a live concert on campus and various sports events. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 13/03/07 > 14/03/07Mollina - Spain
"Jóvenes andaluces construyendo Europa"  (Youth Andalucian building Europe)

"Jóvenes andaluces construyendo Europa" (Youth Andalucian building Europe)

For the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the Europe Direct centers of Andalusia organize in Mollina (Malaga) a couple of days of dialogue and debate about The European Union. The meeting is for students of the high school (more or less of 16/17 years old). ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 15/03/07 > 31/07/07Rome - Italy
The Senate Bookshop in European Guise

The Senate Bookshop in European Guise

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the Senate Official Information Office will organise a number of events in cooperation with the Senate Library reconstructing the debate in Italy on the origin, evolution and the enlargement of the European Union. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 19/03/07 > 31/12/07Across Slovenia - Slovenia
Let us discuss the European Union

Let us discuss the European Union

Students belonging to secondary school and university debate clubs will participate in a series of discussions taking place throughout Slovenia. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 22/03/07 > 27/03/07Torino (TO), Settimo Torinese (TO) - Italy
The Phoenix, Freedom and Liberations: International Campus

The Phoenix, Freedom and Liberations: International Campus

Young people from 17 European countries are currently attending a collective educational course to build together their ideal of Europe. 400 young people will meet in Turin at the end of March for “The Campus” project, spend one week together and attend workshops and discussion groups. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 23/03/07Madrid - Spain
"Giant Puzzle Europe" at the Plaza de Oriente

"Giant Puzzle Europe" at the Plaza de Oriente

Four orchestras of four schools of Madrid will play a concert while other students build a giant puzzle of 27 pieces (27 Member States) and place the 27 national flags.  ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 23/03/07Nadur - Malta
FLIMKIEN - 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Nadur - Gozo

FLIMKIEN - 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Nadur - Gozo

Various educational, social and cultural activities in different public areas of Nadur focusing on young people. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 23/03/07Schools in Gozo - Malta
Activities for Schoolchildren

Activities for Schoolchildren

Activities for Schoolchildren in Gozo including debates, competitions and re-enactments by school children of different ages. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 23/03/07Bucharest - Romania
European School

European School

50 classes from schools throughout the country will receive the name of one of the “founding fathers” of the European Union. Plaques with the new names will be mounted ceremoniously in the presence of the local authorities and media representatives. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 24/03/07 > 25/03/07Rome - Italy
Youth Summit: Your Europe, Your Future

Youth Summit: Your Europe, Your Future

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. ››  More

Videos and photos
Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07 > 30/03/07Sofia - Bulgaria
Together since 1957

Together since 1957

Series of debates on EU topics in big Bulgarian universities moderated by prominent personalities from the EU member states and institutions, Western Balkans and candidate countreis. The debates will end up with a regional youth conference with participation from the above countries ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07Iasi, Timisoara - Romania
What do we know about Europe?

What do we know about Europe?

25 March will see children from Iasi and Timisoara placement centres participate in a contest testing their knowledge of the events linked to the Treaty of Rome. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07Rome - Italy
Let’s play Europe

Let’s play Europe

Special information day on Europe for primary school pupils at the “Children’s Museum of Rome”. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07Strasbourg - France
Euroscola

Euroscola

Each year the “Euroscola” programme attracts visiting groups of secondary school students from throughout the EU member countries to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of Euroscola is to provide young Europeans with an insight into the work and role of the European Parliament. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07France
On the track of the Treaty of Rome

On the track of the Treaty of Rome

Young reporters grab your cameras! France 24 in cooperation with the French Ministers for Education and European Affairs is launching a journalism competition for students aged 14 to 26.  ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 25/03/07Palais Lobkowicz, German Embassy Prague - Czech Republic
Erasmus students celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Erasmus students celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Participants attending the annual meeting of the Erasmus student network, academics, cultural figures and political representatives will be celebrating together the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/03/07 > 30/06/07Schools across Europe - EU and candidate countries
Spring Day for Europe

Spring Day for Europe

Spring Day for Europe is an initiative aimed at encouraging debate, discussion and reflection among primary and secondary school pupils on the principles, achievements and future of the EU. This year will be "Together since 1957: Schools celebrating Europe". ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/03/07 > 27/04/07Slovakia
Knowledge competition for secondary schools

Knowledge competition for secondary schools

With the aim of improving young people’s knowledge of EU-related issues, the Slovak Government, in collaboration with the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia and Europe Direct Relays, is organising a challenging competition. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/03/07 > 09/05/07Malta
Competition: Happy Birthday to YOUrope

Competition: Happy Birthday to YOUrope

A competition by the Education Division for schoolchildren to coincide with Europe Day on 9th May. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/03/07 > 16/05/07Slovenia
Spring day in Europe

Spring day in Europe

133 Slovenian primary and secondary school students will create artistic works on different topics related to the 50th anniversary of the EU. The art works will come under different categories and will involve the use of various artistic techniques. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 30/03/07 > 31/12/07Ljubljana - Slovenia
Launch of series of youth debates on the European Union

Launch of series of youth debates on the European Union

A big ceremony will mark the launch of organised debates through students’ debate clubs. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 30/03/07Gabon
School quiz with TV final to celebrate EU's 50th birthday

School quiz with TV final to celebrate EU's 50th birthday

In spring 2007 secondary schools in Gabon will have a chance to find out who knows most about the EU, with computer equipment as a prize for the winner. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 30/03/07 > 01/04/07Munich - Germany
Youth Parliament to discuss EU enlargement

Youth Parliament to discuss EU enlargement

Young people, make your voices heard! The Bavarian Parliament is to be transformed into a mini European Parliament for 80 youngsters aged between 16 and 21. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/04/07Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau - School quiz to celebrate the EU’s 50th birthday

Guinea Bissau - School quiz to celebrate the EU’s 50th birthday

A quiz is to be organised in schools across Guinea-Bissau for schoolchildren aged 8-11, giving them a chance - with the help of their teachers - to demonstrate their knowledge of the EU ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/04/07 > 11/04/07Various European cities
Mission Europossible

Mission Europossible

Want to discover Europe? Travelling to Berlin, Prague, Brussels, Paris and other European cities, students of the Danish folk high schools will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss issues such as European values and democracy.  ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 13/04/07Svishtov and Varna - Bulgaria
Conferences at University

Conferences at University

Three academic conferencesdevoted to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome in three Bulgarian university cities in April, May and June 2007. In parallel with the conferences, cultural events will also be organised. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 26/04/07Dublin - Ireland
Mock European Council

Mock European Council

The Mock European Council is an event for Transition Year students. 27 groups of students will "represent" the heads of state or government of each of the 27 EU Member States and will debate topical issues relevant to European citizens. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/05/07 > 31/05/07Madrid - Spain
EUROSCOLA

EUROSCOLA

Contest among secondary schools about European issues. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 07/05/07 > 09/05/07Turin - Italy
Signs of Europe

Signs of Europe

From 7 to 9 May, the most derelict building facades and walls in two areas of Turin’s historic centre will come to life with the colours of beautiful artistic graffiti. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 08/05/07Oldenburg - Germany
50 Years of the EU – birthday party for young students

50 Years of the EU – birthday party for young students

EU anniversary posters, designed by young students, will be displayed. The three best poster designers will receive prizes. The Head of the EU Representation in Germany will give a short speech and discuss European topics with the young people in attendance. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Schools across Europe - All EU countries
9 May Europe-day in schools

9 May Europe-day in schools

On 9 May schools across Europe will celebrate Europe Day by organising debates on EU external aid and development cooperation policy. EU officials and experts will visit schools and take part in the discussions with students and teachers, and answer their questions. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Japan
Japan - The EU comes to your school

Japan - The EU comes to your school

European diplomats will be visiting Tokyo’s schools to share the story of their country in Europe with children of all ages ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Malawi
Malawi celebrates through art and food

Malawi celebrates through art and food

As part of the EU's 50th birthday celebrations, Malawian pupils in primary and secondary schools will vie for the honour of illustrating a poster and a postage stamp. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Tanzania
Tanzania - School stamp drawing competition

Tanzania - School stamp drawing competition

To celebrate the EU's 50th birthday, the EU mission in Tanzania is launching a drawing competition in schools. The theme will be Tanzania's exceptionally rich wildlife – well‑known to tourists from Europe - and the format a postage stamp. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07 > 12/05/07Bologna and Rimini - Italy
"Venti di Erasmus"

"Venti di Erasmus"

The University of Bologna is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Erasmus programme on 9-10 May, with an event which will gather together representatives of Italian and European Institutions, students, lecturers and the general public. Activities will take place in Rimini on 11-12 May with the “Erasmus village” initiative that will involve people in debates, exhibitions, sports, concerts and much more. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Ljubljana - Slovenia
Student open-air fair

Student open-air fair

Student open-air fair and festival with games, sports, regional corners, a European village, an EU parachute team, concerts and more! Opening at 12:00 pm ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Madrid - Spain
Competition: 50 years of European integration

Competition: 50 years of European integration

Pupils from the Madrid region wishing to participate have to produce a poster commemorating 50 years of European integration. The best 12 posters will be exhibited at the Madrid Regional Government’s headquarters and their authors will receive a prize, awarded at a ceremony on 9May. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 09/05/07Murcia - SPAIN
6th staging of the ”My city, Europe” drawing competition

6th staging of the ”My city, Europe” drawing competition

Competition prize-giving ceremony ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 10/05/07 > 31/12/07Schools across Europe - All EU countries
Are you a top translator?

Are you a top translator?

Juvenes Translatores – who are Europe's best budding translator's? ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 12/05/07Ispra - Italy
Joint Research Centre (JRC) competition

Joint Research Centre (JRC) competition

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, a science and research competition is being organised by the JRC, the Ministry of Education and the Regional School Office of Lombardy. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 16/05/07Vienna - Austria
Spring Days 2007 in Austria

Spring Days 2007 in Austria

This festival offers pupils the opportunity to present selected projects on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and have discussions with representatives of the EU.   ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 19/05/07Ukraine
Ukraine - European Village: birthday tent packed full of history and knowledge for all ages

Ukraine - European Village: birthday tent packed full of history and knowledge for all ages

May 19 2007 in Kiev and Yalta will see the erection of a special tent to commemorate the EU's 50th birthday. The tents will house information materials of all kinds: posters, postcards, games, and quizzes, and will host a children's drawing competition on the history of Europe. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/06/07 > 01/07/07Riga - Latvia
Celebrating the European Youth Week in Latvia

Celebrating the European Youth Week in Latvia

Latvian young people will celebrate European Youth Week, in June. Parallel events will be organised throughout the EU to promote the European Youth Programme and European Youth Policies. This successful event is being held for the third time. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 24/06/07 > 29/06/07León - Spain
EXP0 0,7  - 17th Fair of Youth Movement Associations

EXP0 0,7 - 17th Fair of Youth Movement Associations

Young people cannot afford to miss the 17th edition of the EXPO 0.7, dedicated to the EU’s 50th anniversary. Parties, concerts, stands, graffiti exhibitions, games along with memorabilia from the ‘European year of equal opportunities’ and the EU’s 50th anniversary - all to enliven the atmosphere of this unforgettable week of European fun. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/09/07 > 30/11/07Edinburgh - United Kingdom
The Treaty of Rome, the European Parliament and the Regions and Substate Nations of the European Union

The Treaty of Rome, the European Parliament and the Regions and Substate Nations of the European Union

Essays are invited to address the interactions between the Treaty of Rome as the constitutional framework for the Union and the role of the European Parliament as a legislature and site of democratic representation for citizens, in the specific context of a substate nation such as Scotland. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 03/09/07 > 31/12/07All EU countries
50 Years Together in Diversity

50 Years Together in Diversity

European Schoolnet and the Museum of Europe invite teams of students from 14 to 20 years of age to take part in a competition, experience teamwork and express ideas and thoughts about the next 50 years in the EU, whilst looking back at what we have achieved since 1957! ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 24/09/07 > 29/09/07Across Europe
Your First Job Abroad

Your First Job Abroad

50 European workers to be offered a qualified job abroad thanks to the event organised by the European job mobility portal – EURES. ››  More

Young peopleYoung people 01/10/07Belfast - Northern Ireland
Mock Council of the European Union

Mock Council of the European Union

Groups of students from 27 schools will "represent" the Heads of State or government of each of the 27 EU countries and debate topical issues including climate change and the Common Agricultural Policy. ››  More

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