Brussels, 6 – 7 September 2018
to the European Union
Rue du Montoyer 21 - 1000 Brussels
The Conference is 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 is 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 will be 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
is structured into two main parts. The first day (Sept. 6) will include panel sessions in which the key findings and recommendations from the project will be discussed with the contribution of experts and stakeholders. The second day (Sept. 7, morning) will include a special youth event in which high school students from five consortium countries who have been involved in an active citizenship intervention will present their work and their proposals to the EU stakeholders. The event will be moderated by young people from Radioimmaginaria, the web radio of adolescents.
Practices of active participation
The project Consortium
CATCH-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement n. 649538