YEYS - Press Release - School visit in Serbia

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Students from Gimnazija i ekonomska škola"Branko Radičević" in Kovin,Južnobanatski okrug to speak their mind at Your Europe, Your Say! on European elections 2019

On 14th of February, Gimnazija i ekonomska škola"Branko Radičević" in Kovin,Južnobanatski okrug will welcome Roman Haken, member of European Economic and Social Committee, to prepare for "#YEYSturns10: Vote for the future!", the youth assembly which will take place in Brussels on 21 and 22 March.  

Gimnazija i ekonomska škola"Branko Radičević" in Kovin,Južnobanatski okrug is one of the thirty-three schools from across Europe that will come to Brussels on 21 and 22 March to debate their views, hopes and expectations about the forthcoming European elections.

Roman Haken, active member of Diversity Europe group, President of Solimut Centre Océan will work with the 16 to 18-year-old students ahead of the March meeting in Brussels. They will be ready to share ideas about the 2019 European elections and to have answers on specific thematic questions:

  • What in your view should be done to increase voter participation in the EP elections?
  • How can we strengthen representative democracy in the future?
  • What kind of political engagement exists beyond the European elections, and how would you take part in it?

During the YEYS plenary, the participants they will vote on three proposals for the European Parliament to take on board in its campaign for the European elections Furthermore, the YEYS final report will be considered from the European Parliament as the young's Europeans choice on "what Europe we want to live in".

Background:

The 33 schools were selected, among a record of 1038 applications, to participate in this initiative 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.

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

Through this initiative, the EESC aims to ensure that the views, experiences and ideas of the younger generation are taken on board in EU policy-making.

Further details about YEYS2019 are available on the event's official page, and you can watch the YEYS 2018 video here.

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YEYS - Press Release - School visit in Serbia