Save the date! The European Youth Week is getting close

The European Youth Week will take place from Monday, 29 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019. This event takes place every two years and aims to celebrate and promote youth engagement through activities organised in all 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

The event is organised by the European Commission, and coordinated at national level by the Erasmus+ National Agencies. Under the theme of "Democracy and me", the 2019 edition will explore the ways young people can participate in the democratic process. It is true that, with the European elections coming up, voting is essential, but there are many other ways young people in Europe can bring attention to the issues they truly care about – whether it is getting involved in voluntary work, reaching out to policy-makers, and so on.

To find all the European Youth Week events taking place around you, have a look at this map.

Additionally, a central event will take place in Brussels on Monday, 29 and Tuesday, 30 April 2019. It will consist in interactive conferences and debates on a wealth of topics of relevance to young people, from immigration to space, education, gender equality, volunteering opportunities, climate change and many more.

The highlight of the event will be a moderated debate about democratic participation in its various facets with young people who will be invited to share their own stories – in the presence of Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. There will also be activities such as bicycle tours, a live-screening of the Maastricht debate, the EUandME pop-up cinema and the Yo!Fest.

For more information about the European Youth Event, please read the full programme here. If you wish, you can register here (until Wednesday, 17 April 2019).

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