Creating a better future for young people and helping Ukrainian war victims are the two themes of this year's EESC Civil Society Prize
Chuir daltaí meánscoile ó gach cearn den Eoraip ocht gcinn de thograí nithiúla faoi bhráid Leas-Uachtarán an Choimisiúin Eorpaigh um Luachanna agus um Thrédhearcacht, Věra Jourová. Bhí páirt á glacadh ag na daltaí san imeacht fíorúil don óige, Leatsa an Eoraip, Abair leat! (YEYS2022) faoin teideal: An fhírinne a scagadh ón mbréag. An tAos Óg ag dul i ngleic leis an mBréagaisnéis. Ba é Coiste Eacnamaíoch agus Sóisialta na hEorpa (CESE) a d’óstáil an ócáid ar 31 Márta agus 1 Aibreán 2022.
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At the annual YEYS 2022 event, students from all over Europe will have their say on disinformation and fake news. The event will take place virtually between 31 March and 1 April 2022.
A mandatory syllabus on European politics to increase knowledge of citizens before casting their ballots was the most voted proposal in the 2019 edition of Your Europe, Your Say (YEYS), the youth event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 21-22 March 2019. This initiative and three other selected proposals, focused on the use of new technologies and social media to increase participation in EU elections, will be sent to the European Parliament for their consideration.
Better scrutiny and management of food waste, an internationally agreed European history curriculum to combat nationalism, and better knowledge of the EU via the creation of a European day for schools. These were the main recommendations made to policy-makers by the students who took part in Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) to overcome the challenges the EU is facing.
You are our present and future, and Europe needs you: with these words, EESC Vice-President Gonçalo Lobo Xavier welcomed 99 young people to the yearly Your Europe, Your Say! event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
33 schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to discuss the future of the EU. Today the EESC selected the schools which will be participating in this year's edition of Your Europe Your Say!, its flagship event for youth. In 2017, the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will be the theme of the Committee’s annual "Your Europe, Your Say!" youth event, offering young people from around Europe the opportunity to share their ideas about the EU of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
According to Eurostat figures, in May 2016 there were 4,197 million unemployed young people (18.6%) in the EU-28. Although an improvement on the previous year (20.3%), the figure remains appalling and shows that the threat of a "lost generation", which has loomed large since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis, is still hanging dangerously over Europe. Despite this, businesses across the EU are struggling to find young people with the skills they need.
33 schools from across Europe selected to come to Brussels to discuss migration