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PROGRAMME

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, 29  APRIL

 

10:00 - 18:00

ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS AND REGISTRATION

 

 

European Parliament, Atrium Welcome Point

 

 

Pick-up of welcoming bags and badges at the European Parliament Atrium Welcome Point.
Welcome Point will be open until 18:00.

 

 

13:30 - 14:30

   

LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK

 

 

European Parliament Esplanade

 

 

Opening of the European Youth Week with artistic performances, #EUandMe tent activities and an exhibition of EU funded projects on democracy.

Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission

Artistic performance by:

Tripotes La compagnie, Belgium

De Kiesmannen, Netherlands

Drummer Group, Belgium

Moderated by Marlène de Wouters, journalist

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

15:30 - 17:00

EU YOUTH STRATEGY PLATFORM*

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E2

 

 

Gathering of youth stakeholders to exchange information on activities and results, start a regular dialogue, tune agendas and coordinate the implementation of the strategy to ensure optimal impact of policy and programme actions.

Speakers and moderators 

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Director for
Youth, Education and Erasmus+, Directorate General
for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European
Commission

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

16:30 - 18:30

AWARD CEREMONY OF ALTIERO SPINELLI PRIZE FOR OUTREACH – 2018 CONTEST*

 

 

House of European History

 

 

The EU-wide “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach” honours outstanding works that enhance the citizens' understanding of the EU and help broaden the ownership of the European project.This year the prize focuses on young people. During the award ceremony, we will find out who the lucky winners of the awards are.

Speakers and moderators

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission

Luigi Morgano, Member of the European Parliament


Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission


Constanze Itzel, Director of House of European History
Ties Gijzel, Editor, “Are We Europe” (Winner 2017)

Moderator: Professor Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Professor, University of Surrey

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

18:30 - 19:00

EUANDME @THE MOVIES

 

 

European Parliament Esplanade

 

 

Premiere of the two new EUandME movies:   

The Shape” from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael

The Key” co-directed by Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj.

At the heart of these films two crucial themes: freedom of speech and unity in diversity. 

 

EN          

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate-General for Communication

 

19:00 - 21:00

LIVE-SCREENING THE MAASTRICHT DEBATE 2019

 

 

European Parliament Esplanade

 

 

We’ll be bringing you the debate live from Maastricht where European leaders will be debating the main youth topics ahead of this year’s European Elections. Put your questions to the Spitzenkandidat and see what they have to say on what’s important to you!

 

EN

Organised by

European Youth Forum, Youtube and Politico

 

 

 

                                                                                      *upon invitations by the European Commission only 

 

     

 

MONDAY, 29 APRIL - Break-out sessions I

 

15:30 - 17:00

HOW CAN WE HELP TO INCLUDE MIGRANTS IN OUR SOCIETIES?

 

 

European Parliament Room P5B001

 

 

The stories of immigrants who learned the language of their host country, make friends, volunteer or go to a local sport club rarely make headlines. Yet, every year, many people come from abroad to study, work or join their family in an EU country. Over 8 % of EU population has a background from outside the EU: they, or one or their two parents, came to live here. How to support the inclusion of immigrants in our societies? What are the obstacles? What is the EU role? What needs to change to improve the integration of migrants where we live? Join us for an interactive workshop to explore the inclusion of immigrants in our societies. We are keen to hear your ideas and reflect together on what the EU and all of us can do to advance migrants' inclusion.

Speakers and moderators

Nuria Diez Guardia, Policy Officer  Legal Migration and Integration unit , Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

Justyna Głodowksa-Wernert, Policy Officer Legal Migration and Integration unit , Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

Angeliki Petrits , Policy Officer Legal Migration and Integration unit , Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs

 

15:30 - 17:00

LANGUAGES TAKE YOU FURTHER!

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E1

 

 

Languages are good for you – they make it easier to travel and get to know people from other cultures. How can we make language learning more interesting, relevant and fun? As our societies are getting increasingly multicultural and multilingual, do you know the meaning of the words “translanguaging” and “code switching”? Languages can also be a profession – translators and interpreters are a prime example. However, do we still need languages, now that we’re surrounded by information technology, machine translation and artificial intelligence? Come and test your thinking in our discussion-and-demonstration workshop on language professions and how technology can be a help or a hindrance.

Speakers and moderators

Nell Foster, former teacher in the European school, Researcher on multilingualism
Carlos García Vico, interpreter, Directorate - General for Translation, European Commission 
Ance Martinsone, Latvian student, European School of Brussels 2

Ofelia Masoin, Translator, French language department, Directorate - General for Translation
Miha Žličar, Translator, English language department, Directorate - General for Translation, European Commission

Moderated by
Kristina Cunningham, Senior Expert on Multilingualism policy, Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
Anna Holmén, Communication Officer, Directorate - General for Translation, European Commission

EN,

FR,

DE,

ES

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Translation and  Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

15:30 - 17:00

THE EU SPACE PROGRAMME FOR YOU

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G2 

 

 

Discover what EU Space can do for you and how the EU flagships - Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo - play a key role in our daily lives.

You will learn more about the services on offer for users worldwide and the key areas of application. For  instance, we rely on space when we are using our mobile phones to find the fastest way to get where we need to go, when watching satellite TV or withdrawing money, for autonomous driving and energy supply, for sports, for emergency and rescue operations and for so much more. The EU space programme enables innovative and smart solutions to tackle challenges of today like climate change and sustainability.

Speakers and moderators

Stefano  La Terra Bella, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs   European Commission

Vera  Pinto Gomes, Policy Officer, - European Satellite Navigation Programmes, European Commission

EN,

FR,

DE,

PL,

IT,

ES

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

 

15:30 - 17:00

ERASMUS+ OPPORTUNITIES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

 

European Parliament Room A1G1 

 

 

Join the session to find out about opportunities for learners in vocational education and training in Erasmus+ programme and discover benefits from mobility experiences abroad.

You will learn how quality of training and mobility experiences abroad enhance the understanding of different cultures and support gaining new skills in professional and personal development.

Speakers and moderators

Chrystalla Petridou, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture 


Malgorzata Kozak, Policy Officer, Directorate  General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

15:30 - 17:00

CLUSTER MEETING OF EUROPEAN YOUTH TOGETHER BENEFICIARIES*

 

 

European Parliament Room P1C047 

 

 

This session is for beneficiaries of the European Youth Together grants as administered by EACEA. The first European Youth Together grants were committed in 2018 as a pilot exercise and the session will focus on the experiences obtained so far. The goal is to use the feedback from beneficiaries to prepare for the further developments of the action.

Speakers and moderators

Ute Haller-Block, Head of Unit, Erasmus+ - Youth, Sport and EU-aid Volunteers, Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency

 

15:30 - 17:00

HOW CAN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BETTER SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATE WITH EDUCATORS?

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G3

 

 

Are you a teacher or a non-formal education trainer? Do you talk with young people about active citizenship and democratic participation? What obstacles do you come across? What would you need to make it easier? Do you miss a toolkit, some specific material, a training or just more accessible information? Do you want to learn how others deal with this challenge? Or maybe you have ideas on how the European Parliament could better support you in your role? If so, then this session is the occasion to discuss your needs and wishes with the unit in charge of youth outreach in the European Parliament!

Speakers and moderators

Facilitated by the Youth Outreach Unit of the
European Parliament

EN

Organised by

European Parliament

 

15:30 - 17:00

LET’S COMMIT TO MORE YOUNG WOMEN IN POLITICS AND DECISION-MAKING IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE!

 

 

European Parliament Room P3C050

 

 

Gender inequality persists worldwide, depriving women of their basic rights. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women will require more vigorous efforts to counter deeply rooted discrimination. This panel session will discuss efforts that contribute to a more favorable cultural and legal environment as well as inclusive structures leading to a higher involvement and influence of young women in political parties in Morocco and Benin. It is promoting an active role of young female members amongst senior members of political parties. The session including female politicians, activists and implementers will discuss various activities and best practical examples raising women’s participation in public life and decision‐making.

Speakers and moderators

Badria Zeino-Mahmalat, Project Manager of EIDHR project 'Get involved! Women empowerment in Morocco and Benin'

Barkatou Sabi Boun Adamou, Member for YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative), Benin

Insaf Cherrat, Member of the Istiqlal Party, Morocco

Doris Pack, Board member of the European Network of Political Foundations, former Member of the European Parliament

Moderated by Dr. Steffen Krüger, Director Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Office Morocco and Project Director

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations and European External Action Service

 

15:30 - 17:00

STEPPING UP ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

 

 

European Parliament Room JAN2Q2

 

 

Is climate change in your mind when you think about your future? How do you learn about climate issues? What does climate change mean for our consumption patterns and lifestyle choices? How can we foster changes in the right direction?  Join us to discuss what is the impact of climate change in  your daily life, the role of the EU and other stakeholders in tackling climate change and how can you become agents of change on climate issues.

Speakers and moderators

Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission

EN

Organised by

European Commission – Directorate General for Climate Action

 

                    

                                                                                                      *upon invitations by the European Commission only 

 

                         
     

 

MONDAY, 29 APRIL - Optional activities

 

15:00 - 16:30

GUIDED TOUR OF HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY (GROUP 1)

 

 

House of European History

 

 

Growing up in Europe, 1945 to now

Guided visit of the temporary exhibition: Restless Youth

In the past 70 years, young people in Europe have gone from being a group to whom history happened, to a group that actually makes history. This exhibition looks at four generations of such young people who came of age at key moments in the European story: the late 1940s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 2000s. It explores the key experiences of youth; from education and employment, to forging an identity and finding love.

   EN

Organised by

House of European History

 

15:30 - 17:00

GUIDED TOUR OF HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY (GROUP 2)

 

 

House of European History

 

 

Trans-European viewpoint
Guided visit of the permanent exhibition
This guided visit of the museum will take a trans-European viewpoint exploring the historical memories, diverse experiences and common ground of the peoples of Europe and how these relate to the present day.

EN

Organised by

House of European History

 

16:00 - 17:30

GUIDED TOUR OF HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY (GROUP 3)

 

 

House of European History

 

 

Growing up in Europe, 1945 to now
Guided visit of the temporary exhibition: Restless Youth
In the past 70 years, young people in Europe have gone from being a group to whom history happened, to a group that actually makes history. This exhibition looks at four generations of such young people who came of age at key moments in the European story: the late 1940s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 2000s. It explores the key experiences of youth; from education and employment, to forging an identity and finding love.

EN

Organised by

House of European History

 

16:30 - 18:00

GUIDED TOUR OF HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY (GROUP 4)

 

 

House of European History

 

 

Trans-European viewpoint
Guided visit of the permanent exhibition
This guided visit of the museum will take a trans-European viewpoint exploring the historical memories, diverse experiences and common ground of the peoples of Europe and how these relate to the present day.

EN

Organised by

House of European History

 

15:00 - 18:00

EU ON WHEELS – BRUSSELS BICYCLE TOURS

 

 

Quai des Pêniches, in front of KANAL centre Pompidou

 

 

How about exploring Brussels from a new perspective? The guided bicycle tour will take you to the up-and-coming Canal area. The tour is an opportunity to have first-hand experience on how European urban, social and ecological projects improve quality of life and contribute to sustainable development. Three guided bicycle tour of European Regional Development Fund cofounded project near the Canal.

 

2 tours in EN

1 tour in FR

Organised by

European Commission  - Directorate General for EU Regional and Urban Development

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 30 APRIL

 

8:00 - 15:30

REGISTRATION

 

 

European Parliament, Atrium Welcome Point

 

 

If you haven’t managed to register on Monday, the Welcome Point will be open also on Tuesday.

 

 

8:45 - 9:45

“THIS TIME ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE VOTING”

 

 

European Parliament Hemicycle

 

 

It takes a village to raise a child, they say... It takes a community to raise a citizen. An active one. In a community - between friends - we support and encourage each other to take part in political life. To go and have a say in what our future will look like.

Are you afraid that your vote is too little to count? What if you could convince all your friends to go vote with you? And they would convince their other friends? What if we brought the entire village to vote with us?

Join this interactive session in the hemicycle of the European Parliament to discuss how each and everyone of us can make a difference.

Speakers and moderators

Jaume Duch Guillot, Director-General for Communication and Spokesperson, European Parliament


Moderated by Christina Altides, European Elections 2019 coordination, European Parliament

All EU
languages

Web streamed

Organised by

European Parliament

 

9:45 - 11:15

FLAGSHIP EVENT ‘DEMOCRACY AND ME’

 

 

European Parliament Hemicycle

 

 

The week's flagship event will be a moderated debate about democratic participation in its various facets with young people who will be invited to share their own stories.

Speakers and moderators

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission

Luca Arfini, Erasmus+ participant

Natalia Filipowska, DiscoverEU participant

Moderated by Christophe Robeet, journalist

All EU languages

Web streamed

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

11:15 - 11:45

COFFEE BRAEK

 

 

European Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 30 APRIL - Break-out sessions II

 

11:45 - 13:15

CITIZENS VS TROLLS – SECURING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS IN EUROPE

 

 

European Parliament Room P3C50

 

 

As the elections move online, so do the threats: hate speech, abuse of personal data, non-transparent political advertising and disinformation campaigns conducted for third countries or private interests. European citizens need to be able to vote with a full understanding of the political choices they have. This entails more awareness of threats and more transparency in our political process. An open public sphere, secure in its protection from undue influence, ensures a level playing field for political campaigning and electoral processes the public can trust.

Speakers and moderators

Noemi Arcidiacono, Missions Manager, AEGEE
Election Observation

Assya Kavrakova, Executive Director, European
Citizen Action Service (ECAS)


Nadia Vissers, Coordinator of EUfactcheck,
European Journalism Training Association (EJTA)


Felix Kartte, Digital Strategist, European External
Action Service (EEAS)


Moderated by Irena Moozova, Director for Equality
and Union Citizenship, Directorate-General for
Justice and Consumers, European Commission

EN,

FR,

DE,

PL,

IT

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Justice and Consumers

 

11:45 - 13:15

WHAT NATURE DOES FOR YOU – WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR NATURE

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G3

 

 

Join our interactive session and discover the EU Natura 2000 network, the world’s largest coordinated network of protected areas! The session brings together young volunteers who have worked on nature conservation projects and young people living in rural areas in and around protected areas. They will share their practical experiences about living with nature: what nature means for them, how they face the challenge of reconciling their activities with nature! Get inspired, bring your ideas and let’s reflect on how we can do more for nature for our sustainable future!

Speakers and moderators

Marina Valentina Lupu, Volunteer, LIFE CHOO-
NA project, Italy
Alessandro La Rocca, Volunteer  LIFE VisPO
project, Italy
Nico Espadilha Patriarca, Volunteer ESCAPE
LIFE project
Leonardo Cerno, Representative of the Prealpi
Giulie Nature Park, Italy.


Moderated by Sofia Pachini, Policy Officer,
Nature Protection Unit, Directorate General for
Environment, European Commission

 

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Environment

 

11:45 - 13:15

HOW SHARING INFORMATION HELPS THE EU TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E2

 

 

Wonder how an area of 26 countries without internal borders can be the safest region in the planet? Wonder how the EU safeguards the free movement of more than 400 million citizens? From arresting criminals to finding missing children, the Schengen Information System is the centrepiece of information exchange in the EU –and a great unknown to the general public! In this workshop, you will have a unique opportunity to know first-hand what happens when suspected terrorists try to move through Europe, or how border guards and polices share information to prevent the arrival of dangerous criminals to the EU.

Speakers and moderators

Karolina Klizaite, Legal Officer Information Systems for Borders and Security Unit, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission.


Víctor Rico Reche, Policy Officer Information Systems for Borders and Security Unit, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission.

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

 

11:45 - 13:15

A TASTE OF INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN ERASMUS+

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G2

 

 

Inclusion and diversity are important in Erasmus+ youth projects. So what do we really mean with inclusion and diversity? What can it look like in youth projects?

With different activities, cartoons and stories you will get a flavour of inclusion and diversity. Come and experience how you can connect better to different people.

The session will be run by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and will also present different tools to work on inclusion & diversity yourself.

Speakers and moderators

Tom Geudens, SALTO Inclusion & Diversity
Resource Centre

Andreia Henriques,  SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre  

EN

Organised by

SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities for Erasmus+) Resource centre for Diversity & Inclusion in cooperation with European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

 

11:45 - 13:15

JUMP INTO THE FUTURE ERASMUS PROGRAMME

 

 

European Parliament Room JAN2Q2 

 

 

Do you want to be the first one to find out what are the main novelties of future Erasmus programme beyond 2020? Join this session and you’ll hear about youth participation projects, Discover EU, European universities and virtual mobility.

Speakers and moderators

Elena Tegovska, Policy Officer, Higher Education
Unit, Directorate General for Education, Youth,
Sport and Culture, European Commission

Jacqueline Pacaud, Head of Sector, Erasmus+ programme, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, Adult Learning, Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European
Commission

Mathieu Orphanides, Programme  Manager, Youth Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office, Directorate - General for
Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European
Commission

Amy Rockler, Programme Assistant, Youth Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office,
Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport
and Culture, European Commission

 

Moderated by Sarah Lynch, Team Leader, Erasmus+ Coordination Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

EN,

FR,

DE,

PL,
IT,

ES

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

11:45 - 13:15

THE SECRETS OF DATA FROM ERASMUS+

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E1 

 

 

Who says data is boring? Join us as we draw the curtain and reveal ten secrets from ten years of research on young people, Erasmus+, participation, citizenship and democracy. More than 100.000 online surveys and close to 1.000 interviews are the core of our dataset at the RAY Network – the network for the research-based analysis of the European Youth Programmes. What secrets can this dataset reveal?

Speakers and moderators

Andreas Karsten, Research Coordination, RAY Network for the research-based analysis of Erasmus+

Irmeli Karhio, Spokesperson, RAY Network for the research-based analysis of Erasmus+

EN

Organised by

RAY Network - the network for the research-based analysis of Erasmus+

 

11:45 - 13:15

A SEAT AT THE TABLE – HOW (NOT) TO BECOME A DECISION MAKER?

 

 

European Parliament Room P1C047 

 

 

You don’t need to join a party to influence politics and play the “big league”. But you can. Would you dare? How would you change the world? Would you start a petition, digital revolution, rather organise a demonstration, candidate in local elections, start a student club or something else? There are a number of ways how you can become a decision maker. You could make history! However, a number of things can go wrong. Twists and turns, excitement and analysis. We guarantee an exciting game which introduces you to a number of different ways to get you voice heard and also gives you the chance to experiences the benefits and weight of being a leader.

Your game masters are the members of the Think Tank on Youth Participation which works to help SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre to guarantee young people more “seats at the table”.

Speakers and moderators

Meelika Hirmo, Coordinator, SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre

Corina Pirvulescu, Member Support and Project Manager, European Youth Card Association (EYCA)

Georg Feiner Coordinator Youth Participation, SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre

EN

Organised by

SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities for Erasmus+) Resource centre for participation and information

 

11:45 - 13:15

SOCIAL ECONOMY, DEMOCRACY AND YOU

 

 

European Parliament Room P1C051

 

 

Social economy is made of different stakeholders focusing on generating social and societal impact rather than profit. It defends participatory democracy by encouraging citizens to raise their voices and opinions through digital participation. It also helps strengthening local communities.

Speakers and moderators

Lisa-Maria Sommer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, More Than One Perspective (MTOP)


Veerle Klijn, programme manager, Euclid Network

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

 

11:45 - 13:15

WOMEN IN RESEARCH

 

 

European Parliament Room P5B01

 

 

Women are still underrepresented in science, technology and research fields in Europe, even though at school they do as well as boys in science and maths. Europe needs young people to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s problems in the world. Therefore, making science education and careers attractive for young people, and specifically for girls and women, is crucial to address future challenges of European societies.


After presenting STEM education’s progress and plans, speakers will talk about research career opportunities, training and mobility. Women in science will be in the focus with researchers who will share their way into science, experience and background. Interesting and inspiring!

Speakers and moderators

Yuliya Shakalisava, Postdoc/Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow , Leiden University 

Gwendolin Bailey,  PhD candidate/Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow,  KU Leuven University

Michael Teutsch, Head of Unit Schools and Multilingualism, Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture , European Commission

Gyula Cserey, Deputy Head of Unit, Higher Education Policy Coordinator, Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture , European Commission

Moderated by Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture , European Commission

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

11:45 - 13:15

HUMAN LIBRAY

 

 

European Parliament 3D bar near Vox Box in ASP building

 

 

Come and meet our “books” – participants of Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps, Discover EU, European Institution trainees, the winner of Juvenes Translatores contest and other young people that benefited from European Union provided opportunities. Read their stories and learn how to find the best mobility opportunity for you. The Eurodesk Human Library is a place where real people are lent out to readers. A place where questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

Speakers and moderators

TBC

EN

Organised by

Eurodesk

 

13:15 - 14:15

LUNCH

 

 

European Parliament, Yehudi Menuhin space

 

14:15 -15:45

FLAGSHIP EVENT “MAKING A CHANGE MEANS THE EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS”

 

 

European Parliament Hemicycle

 

 

Commissioner Navracsics will host a debate to gauge the impact and transformational effect of the European Solidarity Corps for young people, NGOs and local communities. The event will illustrate the impact of the European Solidarity Corps as one of the flagship initiatives of the EU. It will show how much it has already achieved in the first 2 years of its existence, allowing young people to learn and experience what it is like to be volunteer or contribute to society as a trainee or young worker. It will also illustrate the societal needs addressed thanks to the Solidarity Corps.

Speakers and moderators

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission

Nicola Alemanno, Mayor of Norcia, Italy


Joe Short, President of Associazione Kora, Italy

Jack Andersson, volunteer at Associazione Kora, Italy

Paolo Rodriguez, social media influencer, France


Barbara Grabowska, social media
influencer, Poland


Ildikó Tóth, foreign/international volunteer
coordinator, 'Budapest Bike Maffia', Hungary


Elizabeta Ružičić, former volunteer former volunteer at Budapest Bike Maffia

Róbert Weisz, social worker, Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy and Its Institutions, Hungary

Moderated by Christophe Robeet, journalist

All EU languages

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture and
Directorate General for Communication

 

16:00 - 16:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

European Parliament, Yehudi Menuhin space

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 30 APRIL - Break-out sessions III

 

16:30 - 18:00

BUILDING A EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS COMMUNITY

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E1

 

 

Be part of the future European Solidarity Corps network. How, just join the European Solidarity Corps alumni/participants/registrants who developed an action plan on their network at a kick-off meeting in March and who will present their concept to you at the European Youth Week. You will have the possibility to comment and shape your future network. Be part of it and step on board.

Speakers and moderators

Marc Kuster, Head of Sector, Youth, Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

 

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

16:30 - 18:00

NETWORKING FOR EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS ORGANISATIONS

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G3

 

 

Are you a newcomer organisation to the European Solidarity Corps? Perhaps been involved in offering volunteering opportunities already earlier? Or are you new in this, but interested to become the European Solidarity Corps participating organisation? Come to this session to find out what the Corps offers to organisations and meet your potential partners.

Speakers and moderators

Robert France, Head of Sector for the European Solidarity Corps, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

EN

Organised by

European Commission _ Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in collaboration with Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

 

16:30 - 18:00

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EU AND BEYOND

 

 

European Parliament Room P3C50 

 

 

Are you interested to become a volunteer? Want to experience living abroad doing good, learning language, getting new friends and do not know where to start with? Come to this session to find out what opportunities for young people provides the European Solidarity Corps and EU Aid Volunteers initiative.

Speakers and moderators

Andrei Popescu, Programme Manager, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Caterine Ebah-Moussa, EU Aid Volunteering Team Leader, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, European Commission

Cinzia Dellagiacoma, Project and Communication Manager, Association of European Border Regions

Moderated by

Malwina  Sedzikowska,  Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Eric Adrien, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, European Commission 

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture,
Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid,
Association of European Border Regions

 

16:30 - 18:30

A NEW WORLD OF WORK – WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

 

 

European Parliament Room JAN2Q2

 

 

Globalisation, digitalisation, automation: buzz words with a profound impact on the way we work. Technological progress allows for more flexibility. Thanks to our laptops, smartphones and tablets we can work when we want, where we want. But insecurity is also on the rise. Robots and machines could take over between 37% and 69% of today's tasks (depending on the Member State) in the future. And non-standard forms of employment such as platform work, temporary and part-time contracts have become more common.
What impact will technological change have on the way you will work in the future? What skills will you need to thrive in a new working environment? And what impact will all these new developments have on your personal wellbeing?

Speakers and moderators

Kathrin Riedler, Policy Officer for Youth Employment, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission 

Moderated by Nora Ganescu & Stien Michiels

 

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

 

16:30 - 18:00

BUILDING BRIDGES ONLINE THROUGH ERASMUS+ VIRTUAL EXCHANGE

 

 

European Parliament Room A3G2

 

 

Technology is revolutionising our capacity to communicate. We are globally connected in unprecedented ways. At the same time, our diverse societies and communities trigger polarisation and divisions, pointing to the need to invest in dialogue between the young people. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange uses modern technologies to bridge divides and build intercultural understanding. More than 25,000 young people from European and Southern Mediterranean countries are debating online with the help of trained facilitators. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange expands and enriches the Erasmus+ programme, and helps young people develop soft skills that are increasingly demanded in the labour market. Debates usually take place as part of higher education degrees and youth projects.

Speakers and moderators

Jose Diez Verdejo, Policy Officer, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Stephanie Siklossy, Project Manager for Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, Search for Common Ground

Daniel Dixon, Youth Organisation Officer, UNICollaboration

Casper Van der Heijden, Managing Director, ‘Sharing Perspectives’ Foundation

 

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

 

16:30 - 18:00

ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: START-UP WITH US!

 

 

European Parliament Room P4B001 

 

 

Develop your entrepreneurial capacity, acquire skills, find an experienced business partner and mentor, establish a Europe-wide network of contacts. Meet new and experienced entrepreneurs from the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Find out how to join the club. Start your start-up today!

Speakers and moderators

 Katerina Nejdlova, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Project Manager, European Commission
Giancarlo Ostuni, New Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Sagelio Project

Yagmur Masmas, New Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Greenstory
Florian Piette, New Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Day by Day Brussels
Moderated by Mr Marco Iacuitto, Deputy Secretary-General, Belgo-Italian Chamber of Commerce

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

 

16:30 - 18:00

#SHARINGISCARING – WHAT IS HAPPENING ON YOUTH POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT IN AFRICA, THE MIDDLE-EAST AND BEYOND?

 

 

European Parliament Room A1E2 

 

 

A lot is happening on how young people get politically and democratically involved – and the innovative initiatives are not just coming from the EU, but also from Africa and the Middle East. This session brings together young people from Africa, the Middle-East and the EU, involved in the Africa-EU partnership and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. They will discuss and share their experiences and best practices on different ways that young people can become more democratically savvy and influential at all levels from local and national to regional and international – not just as voters and citizens, but also as political candidates, decision makers and agenda setters. How can we learn and become inspired by each other and what can the EU and others do to ensure youth inclusion? 

Speakers and moderators

Karimot  Odebode, Youth Champion, ONE Campaign Africa

Mildred  Nzau, Young Expert, African Union-European Union Youth Cooperation Hub

Guewaratou  Zongo, Youth Representative, G5 Sahel Youth Voices 

Anisa Bek, Youth activist, SDGs advocate and founder of Project Mulan, Libya

Jasmine Farrugia, Youth activist and Maltese Youth Delegate at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Tina Hočevar, Vice-President, European Youth Forum

Moderated by Celine  Fabrequette, Head Project and Communications Manager, African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe 

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations and European External Action Service

 

16:30 - 18:00

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THE BIODIVERSITY CRISIS TO SAVE THE PLANET?

 

 

European Parliament Room P5B001 

 

 

Biodiversity loss is as great a threat for our future as climate change and it is all happening faster than even the pessimists have predicted. There is an EU Biodiversity Strategy aimed at halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The EU has created a strong legal framework – the Birds and the Habitats Directive - to help countries to work together in order to protect Europe’s most threatened and vulnerable species and habitats. However, more efforts are urgently needed!

Speakers and moderators

Marion Picot, Policy Officer, European Council of
Young Farmers


Edel Shanahan, Communications Officer, World
Wildlife Fund


Leonardo Cerno, Representative from the
Prealpi Giulie Nature Park, Italy


Harriet Bradley, EU Agriculture and Bioenergy Policy officer from BildLife

Lizet Ramírez, Offshore Analyst, WindEurope


Moderated by Dr Micheal O'Briain, Deputy Head
of Unit, Nature Protection Unit, Directorate
General for Environment, European Commission

EN,

FR,

DE,

PL,
IT,

ES

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Environment

 

16:30 - 18:00

CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE: HOW TO BECOME A DISINFORMATION AVENGER

 

 

European Parliament Room A1G1

 

 

Is your news feed infested with false stories, comments by trolls and other misleading content? This session, led by disinformation experts from the European External Action Service and the European Commission, will focus on what disinformation is – a complex phenomenon with many facets that nobody is immune to. Throughout this interactive presentation you can learn of ways to become more aware of and resilient to fake news, using evidence-based materials and best practices in positive communication.

Speakers and moderators

Anneli Ahonen, Disinformation & Response, East Stratcom Task Force, European External Action Service

Janis Rungulis, Campaigning & Social Media, East Stratcom Task Force, European External Action Service

Moderated by Tom Moylan, Speechwriter to Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström , European Commission  

EN

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for for Communication and European External Action Service

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 30 APRIL – ACTIVITIES

 

MONDAY

from 11:00

TUESDAY

all day

Yo!Fest

 

 

European Parliament Esplanade

 

 

The biggest youth political festival in Europe is taking place outside the Parliament. Join the European Youth Forum, youth organisations from around Europe and the European Commission for a two-day programme of activites and entertainment.


For the full programme and more information visit www.yofest.eu

Organised by

European Youth Forum

ALL DAY

Market square

 

 

European Parliament, Area near VOX BOX in ASP building and mezzanine of the Yehudi Menuhin space in PHS building

 

 

European Commission and its partners will showcase actions, projects and programmes for young people. Come and learn about:

  • Youth guarantee, EURES jobs, Europass
  • European elections
  • Erasmus+ 2014 - 2020
  • European Solidarity Corps
  • European Youth Card
  • EU Space Programmes - Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus
  • Eurodesk
  • Road Trip project
  • Development cooperation.. and more!

ALL DAY

Exhibition

 

 

European Parliament Esplanande

 

 

Showcasing exemplary projects on democracy from Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps 2014 - 2020.

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

ALL DAY

EUandME pop-up cinema

 

 

European Parliament

 

 

An ongoing screening of EUandME short stories about how the EU makes a difference in your daily lives. Something in it for everyone: Love, Comedy, Travel, Nature, Diversity ... and the latest by the famous Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael!

Organised by

European Commission - Directorate General for Communication