Students across Europe welcome EESC members in preparation for Your Europe, Your Say!

Members of the European Economic and Social Committee are visiting thirty-three schools throughout February to prepare them for Your Europe, Your Say, the youth assembly that is now in its tenth year and is taking place in Brussels under the slogan "#YEYSturns10: Vote for the future!"

The 16 to 18 year-old students will come to Brussels on 21 and 22 March to discuss their views, hopes and expectations about the forthcoming European elections as part of the #YEYSturns10 plenary. The participants will vote on three proposals for the European Parliament to take on board in its campaign for the European elections.

Furthermore, the final report produced by YEYS will be viewed by the European Parliament as a statement on the part of young Europeans about "what kind of Europe they want to live in".

The 33 participating schools were selected from among a record 1038 applications using an electronic name picker. One school from each of the 28 EU Member States and five candidate countries (Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) will be involved.

The event is called Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS), and is being organised by the European Economic and Social Committee, the voice of civil society at European level. It is the Committee's flagship event for young people.

Further details about YEYS2019 are available on the website, and you can watch the YEYS 2018 video here. (ks/dgf)