YEYS 2022 is over!
A big thank you to all of the schools, teachers and students for participating in our Your Europe, Your Say! 2022.
It was a great experience working with you over the two days of workshops, debates and plenaries online.
Your participation was what made the event a success; we appreciate your valuable contributions, and all the time, energy and input you gave to the event.
All the important conclusions you drew will soon feed into the final report on YEYS 2022!
Till then, you can consult our webpage for the short summary.
Thank you for the time and dedication you gave to preparing your school's delegation.
Your support and participation have been much appreciated throughout the entire event.
We hope that all of the 99 students and 44 teachers enjoyed this as much as we did!
Goodbye for now, but please stay tuned for the follow-up on our social media channels.
6 days to go!
We are counting down the days until we welcome online the 99 students for this year's youth event.
All 33 visits to the schools were completed, our Members travelled or met remotely with the schools, while all teachers and students are now super excited and looking forward to next week!
If you wish to follow the opening session, we will go LIVE on Thursday 31 March at 13.45: Click here
Your Europe, Your Say 2022! is in the pipeline!
While the EESC is getting ready to welcome online all 99 secondary school students and their supervising teachers, EESC members acting as communication contact points are visiting the selected schools to meet and exchange with national delegations. See some feedback from the visits to schools by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/youreuropeyoursay.
All these school visits are flagged as EESC events in the context of the Conference for the Future of Europe (CoFoE) and are encoded as such on the CoFoE platform, under the Education, culture, youth and sport chapters.
Your Europe, Your Say 2022! – YEYS2022 – has been flagged as one of the main events taking place during the European Year of Youth 2022.
09/12 - Random draw
One school will be selected from each of the 32 eligible countries.
03/12 - Registrations are closed
"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.