Welcome to the European Youth Week 2019! From 29 April to 5 May, more than a thousand events will be taking place across Europe under the theme “Democracy and me”. We will explore the ways young people can influence decisions and be active in society.
Join us in discussions and celebration!
Why “Democracy and me”?
Because you can influence decisions that influence your life! Upcoming European elections on 23-26 May are approaching. Make sure that this time you are voting: https://www.thistimeimvoting.eu/
Also because what happens between elections is equally important for a democracy to thrive: getting involved in voluntary work, talking to policy-makers or making yourself heard in other ways in order to attract attention to the issues that are important, be they climate change or youth unemployment.
Democracy is a value that we may take for granted, but in Europe we have developed and nurtured it for years. It’s ours. It’s our voices. It’s our achievement. It’s you.
What is the European Youth Week?
Every second year, the European Youth Week aims to celebrate and promote youth activities through events organised in all countries participating in Erasmus+ programme. Next to more than a thousand grass root activities at national level, the European Youth Week will bring together young people, project participants, youth organisations and policy-makers in a European event held in Brussels at the European Parliament.
Who organises the European Youth Week?
A European event is organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in close partnership with the European Parliament and involving fifteen other Directorates-General of the European Commission.
At national level, organisation and coordination is entrusted to the Erasmus+ National Agencies (list of coordinators) in close cooperation with Eurodesk network.
How to take part in a European event in Brussels?
A registration link and a detailed programme for the event will be published here on the 20th of March. Please do not hesitate to come back and register! There will also be a social media competition with an amazing opportunity for you to win 30 tickets and accommodation in Brussels for the European event.
How to take part in events near you?
Check out the events near you on this page and contact the organiser. The events are being added gradually. If you don't see any event near you yet, come back later!