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About YEYS

United in diversity: a younger future for European culture

"Your Europe, Your Say!" is the EESC's annual youth event. Schools from all Member States of the European Union and from the candidate countries are invited to apply for participation and one school per country is then selected by random drawing. Shortly thereafter, the 33 selected schools choose three pupils and one accompanying teacher who will be sent to Brussels to discuss a topical subject and draw up resolutions addressed to the EU institutions.

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), and the European Economic and Social Committee will ask the young participants for their opinion on the best way to engage European youth in the protection and promotion of our common cultural heritage. The Committee is also interested in the pupils’ fresh views on the relationship between culture, democracy and peace.

The EESC, as the voice of civil society, is eager to ensure that the ideas of Europe’s younger generation are heard.