The theme of European Youth Week 2015 is encouraging and helping young people to take part in civil society and in the employment market. We want to raise awareness about how important it is to participate in society and make sure your voice is heard. We also want to help you to understand how developing a wide range of different skills, often outside of school or university, will help you to find a job.
Hundreds of events are going to be taking place across Europe between the 27th of April and the 10th of May, ranging from youth conferences to rock concerts, all based around these themes.
Click on Events to find out what is happening near you, and for information about the major European events which are taking place in Brussels during European Youth Week.
Hundreds of thousands of young people each year take part in youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service and other youth projects which are funded by the European Union. Over 150 projects were nominated by Erasmus+ National Agencies in recognition of their outstanding work, and 35 of them have been shortlisted to receive one of three prestigious Youth Awards. Click on Youth Awards and then come back after the Youth Awards ceremony on the 6th of May to find out which projects received the awards.
Young people around Europe have been generating inspiring and innovative ideas on how to tackle youth unemployment, boosting youth entrepreneurship, encouraging young people to be active in civic life, and engaging young Europeans in international development issues. We want your help to prioritise their ideas by voting for each one. Visit the Ideas Lab to see their great ideas and to start voting for them!