"Your Europe, Your Say!" is the EESC's annual event for young people. Schools from all of the 27 EU Member States, the 5 EU candidate countries and a Brussels-based European school are invited to apply to take part and one school from each country is then selected by drawing lots. The selected schools then each choose three pupils and one accompanying teacher to meet virtually and discuss, debate and draw up recommendations addressed to the EU institutions. A total of 99 students and 33 teachers will be invited to attend the event.
This year, the discussions will focus on disinformation and fake news. The goal of the event will be to raise awareness of the dangers of disinformation and to encourage the participants to become more active in the fight against fake news. It will focus on helping youngsters to detect disinformation easily and act against it. This EESC activity will be linked to the youth chapter of the Conference on the Future of Europe because a European youth that can make choices on the basis of trustworthy information is vital to our shared future.
The EESC, as the voice of civil society, wants to ensure that the ideas of Europe's younger generation are heard.
Stay tuned for the launch of the event, expected on 25 October 2021!