CATCH-EyoU FINAL CONFERENCE

Brussels, 6 – 7 September 2018

Office of Region Emilia Romagna to the European Union
Rue du Montoyer 21 - 1000 Bruxelles

Renewing the EU project: young EU citizens on the stage

The CATCH-EyoU project

A major challenge for the EU is “bridging the gap” between young Europeans and EU Institutions, and improving dialogue, in order to enhance young people trust, identification and their active engagement in EU issues. Ensuring that all young Europeans have equal opportunities for participation and for having their voices heard is essential for the future of the Union.

The project

addressed the factors, at different levels (psychological, contextual-interactional, macro social) influencing young European’s perspectives on the EU and the different forms of youth engagement in Europe. A major aim has been 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. Representations and identifications of a generation approaching the 2019 European elections
  • Young Europeans and participation. Beyond traditional forms of engagement towards alternative ways of co-constructing democracy across generations
  • Closing the gap between young people and (EU) institutions? Lessons learned from research

The conference

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.

Where

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conference2018@catcheyou.eu

Location

Bruxelles

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The project Consortium

Department of Psychology
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Bologna, Italy

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Orebro, Sweden

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Institute of Psychology
Jena, Germany

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Department of Psychology
Athens, Greece

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação
Porto, Portugal

MASARYK UNIVERSITY
Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family

Brno, Czech Republic

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Department of Media and Communications
London, UK

Institute of Social Studies
Tartu, Estonia

Rome, Italy

CATCH-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement n. 649538