Brussels, 6 – 7 September 2018
to the European Union
Rue du Montoyer 21 - 1000 Brussels
The Conference was organized by Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna and H2020 project
”Constructing Active Citizenship with European Youth. Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions” in
collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Delegation to the European Union
The CATCH-EyoU project
Bridge the gap between young Europeans and EU Institutions, improve dialogue to enhance young people trust and active engagement in the EU issues, ensure equal participation opportunities and youth’s request meeting: these are major challenges for today and future’s European Union.
With a multilevel and integrated approach, CATCH-EyoU project identified and addressed the factors that influence young European’s perspectives on the EU and the different forms of youth engagement in Europe. The aim was to understand how EU and national Institutions can be supported in cultivating a generation of informed, competent, critically aware young Europeans to revitalize the EU democratic project.
During the conference
the following topics that were discussed:
- Young Europeans and the EU: lessons learnt approaching the 2019 European Elections
- Young Europeans and Participation: experiences learnt in co-constructing democracy across generations
- Closing the Gap between Young People and (EU) Institutions: findings and recommendations for policy makers
was structured into two main parts. The first day (Sept. 6) included panel sessions in which the key findings and recommendations from the project were discussed with the contribution of experts and stakeholders. The second day (Sept. 7, morning) included a special youth event in which high school students from five consortium countries who have been involved in an active citizenship intervention presented their work and their proposals to the EU stakeholders. The event has been moderated by young people from Radioimmaginaria, the web radio of adolescents.
The project Consortium
CATCH-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement n. 649538