European Youth Conference

European Youth Conference

Regain or Retreat? European Youth in an Age of Uncertainty”
Young people carrying  letters saying "Europe"Creator: Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung. All rights reserved.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In the name of our consortium of partners I am happy to announce this year’s European Youth Conference. In a year full of elections and decisions that may strongly impact on the future shape and direction of European integration, we aim, together with you and our young participants from all over Europe, to elaborate on the question “Regain or Retreat? European Youth in an Age of Uncertainty”. The event takes place in Gdańsk on July 24 - 26 2017 and is organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw in cooperation with the European Solidarity Centre (Gdańsk) and the Green European Foundation (Brussels).

The three-day Conference in Gdańsk, to be opened by European Green Party co-chair Reinhard Bütikofer, addresses issues including globalization and European and nationalist answers to it. We will explore the current challenges to open societies and inclusive democracies, and how people risk being divided along lines of integration and identity. As well as this, the programme will include practical workshops and ample space for networking. For more detailed information, please refer to the attached concept note and framework programme of the conference. Please also check out the Event on Facebook, where we publish updated information. 

Let us discuss important points of reference and processes that are shaping the worldview of engaged young Europeans, who on an everyday basis are searching for ways to make a socially responsible, just and sustainable Europe happen, and also focus on the causes of and reactions to growing feelings of uncertainty, injustice and fear in EU member states.

Yours sincerely,

Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Director of the Warsaw office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

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