Programme

Thursday 23 March

Arrivals till 2pm or 3pm and transportation to the EESC premises (99, Belliard str, 1040 Brussels)

16.00 – 17.00  WELCOME and participants’ registration

  • At the EESC entrance, participants will receive badges for the first and second day, backpacks and water bottles (by the EESC)
  • Photo of each delegation with EESC YEYS 2023 banner + European flag
  • + communication contact points or members who visited the school

17.00 – 17.15  Welcome addresses by the EESC

  • EESC Secretary-General, Gianluca Brunetti
  • EESC Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

17.15 – 18.15  Icebreaker

  • Knowing each other moderated by a facilitator

18.15 – 18.30  Group photo

18.30 – 20.00  Evening dinner


Friday 24 March - Students’ Programme 2023

Teachers' programme below

8.30 – 9.00  Arrival of participants at the EESC premises

9.00 – 10.15  Opening Youth Plenary

(interpretation EN/FR – web streaming)

Chaired by EESC Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

  • Opening speech by EESC President, Christa Schweng
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, Member of the European Parliament for SF (Green Left) and vice-chair for subcommittee on tax matter.
    • Ismael Páez Civico, Board Member of the European Youth Forum.
  • Questions and Answers

10.15 – 10.45  Break

10.45 – 13.00  Students’ Workshops, morning session

  • 10.45 – 11.15 Short Introduction to workshops by the facilitators.
  • 11.15 – 13.00 Students' Workshops

13.00 – 14.00  Sandwich Lunch

14.00 – 16.30  Students' Workshops, afternoon session

16.30 – 17.00  Break

During that time: Preparation of the presentations / Identification of 5 spokespersons
Briefing of the spokesperson of each team run by the lead facilitator.

17.00 – 18.15  Closing Youth Plenary

(interpretation EN/FR – web streaming)

Chaired by EESC Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

Keynote speaker: Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator at the European Commission

  • Presentation of the recommendations by the 5 spokespersons
  • Voting on the proposals
  • Concluding remarks by EESC Vice President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

18.15 – 19.00  Theatre Performance by Theatre Navpaky

19.00 – 21.00  Evening dinner


Friday 24 March - Teachers’ Programme

8.30 – 9.00 Arrival of participants at the EESC premises

9.00 – 10.15 Opening Youth Plenary

(interpretation EN/FR – web streaming)

Chaired by EESC Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

  • Opening speech by EESC President, Christa Schweng
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, Member of the European Parliament for SF (Green Left) and vice-chair for subcommittee on tax matter.
    • Ismael Páez Civico, Board Member of the European Youth Forum.
  • Questions and Answers

10.15 – 10.45 Break

10.45 – 11.15 Short Introduction to the Students' workshops by the facilitators.

11.15 – 11.30 Transfer from EESC premises to the HEH/EP on foot

11.30 – 12.30 Visit to the House of European History (European Parliament)

  • "European Integration, a historical perspective" – a guided tour of the House of European History and presentation of the learning offer available to teachers. Hosted and curated by Laurence Bragard, Project manager, Formal Learning.

12.30 – 12.45 Transfer from HEH/EP to the EESC premises on foot

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 European Economic and Social Committee

  • Meeting with the Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan
  • Presentation of the EESC's activities and initiatives in the field of youth engagement and empowerment

14.00 – 15.00 European Parliament – DG for Communication / Directorate for Liaison Offices

  • Presentation of the Ambassador School programme (EPAS), the European Parliament Youth offer and the together.eu initiative.
  • Session on bringing the EU into classrooms ​​​​​​by Federico Rossetto, Head of Unit and Angela Timmermans, Youth Project Manager (Strategic Support Unit for Liaison Offices).

15.00 - 15.45 European Commission – DG Communication

Presentation of some EC's Youth engagement initiatives:

  • The EU Learning Corner by Alessandro LENTINI and Anne-Sophie FABRY, DG Communication
  • Teachers’ toolkit ‘EU Citizenship in Action. Practicing Participatory Democracy with the ECI (European Citizens’ Initiative)’, by Barbara WALENTYNOWICZ, Secretariat-General

15.45 – 16.30 Council of the European Union - DG Communication and Information

  • Directorate Information and Outreach - Outreach and Engagement Unit
    Presentation of Learning session for Educators and Youth engagement initiatives by Petar Natsev and Silvia Colagiorgio (Communication Officers)

16.30 – 17.00 Break

17.00 – 18.15 Closing Youth Plenary

(interpretation EN/FR – web streaming)

Chaired by EESC Vice-President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

Keynote speaker: Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator at the European Commission

  • Presentation of the recommendations by the 5 spokespersons
  • Voting on the proposals
  • Concluding remarks by EESC Vice President for Communication, Cillian Lohan

18.15 – 19.00 Theatre Performance by Theatre Navpaky

19.00 – 21.00 Evening dinner

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YEYS 2023 - Programme Teachers
YEYS 2023 - Programme students