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European Youth Week 2015

 

Panel Debate and Youth Projects Awards Ceremony

Enhancing youth participation to prevent intolerance and antidemocratic behaviour

 

6 May 2015, Albert Hall, 9 Ave Eudore Pirmez, Brussels

Speakers

14:30 Welcome and opening

Chaired by Jens Nymand Christensen, Deputy Director General, DG Education and Culture

Keynote speech by:

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports

 

Addresses by:

KRYSTYNA ŁYBACKA MEP, Member of the European Parliament's Education and Culture Committee

Mārīte Seile, Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Minister of Education and Science, Republic of Latvia

 

Introduction to the panel debate
Moderated by Méabh McMahon, Journalist, Brussels

 

Panel Debate

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports

KRYSTYNA ŁYBACKA MEP, Member of the European Parliament Education and Culture Committee

Mārīte Seile, Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Minister of Education and Science, Republic of Latvia

Johanna Nyman, President of the European Youth Forum

Omar Ramadan, Head of RAN Secretariat (Radicalisation Awareness Network)

Johnas Agdur, Chair of InterCity Youth – the European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work

 

Debate topics introduced at various points by:

Marthe Clair, participant in the Young Europe – Rethinking Democracy project

Hayden Taylor, youth ambassador for Think Big

Shihame El Kaouakibi, founder of the Let's Go Urban dance company

 

Additional input from representatives of the Ideas Lab Seminar held on the 5th of May.

 

17:00 Youth Projects Awards Ceremony

Special performance by the Young Kingz dance group.

Thirty-five projects funded under the Erasmus+ and Youth in Action programmes have been selected as exemplary projects from their country/community. Three of these projects have been chosen by an inter-institutional jury to receive additional special recognition awards for their outstanding work and their potential to inspire other projects, in the following categories:

  • Empowering young people through meetings with decision-makers.
  • Empowering young people through mobility and other initiatives.
  • Training and networking of youth workers to support youth empowerment.
Agenda

European Youth Week 2015

Panel Debate and Youth Projects Awards Ceremony

Enhancing youth participation to prevent intolerance and antidemocratic behaviour

6 May 2015, Albert Hall, 9 Ave Eudore Pirmez, Brussels

Day 1:  Towards a gender equal European Union: Visions and priority areas
13:30Registration of guests
14:30Welcome and opening
17:00Youth Projects Awards Ceremony
17:30Reception

 

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