The European Youth Forum is delighted to invite you to a gala event in Brussels to celebrate and debate the work being done to #YouthUp Europe and boost youth participation across the continent.
On the evening of April 20, 2017, ahead of the Youth Forum’s Council of Members, hundreds of youth activists will gather with city leaders and European decision makers to discuss the future of Europe and how to empower young people within it. The event will focus on the potential for youth involvement in local-level democracy, and will feature:
- Testimony from the Mayors and representatives of the European Youth Capitals – a network of cities across Europe committed to investment in youth.
- The announcement of the ‘Young European of the Year’ award, from the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe
- An address from the Committee of the Regions on their priorities for youth participation
- An address from European Youth Forum President Luis Alvarado Martinez on the #YouthUp campaign and role of young voices in debates on the future of Europe
- Live music
- Drinks & refreshments
- Much much more!
The event will take place from 18:00-21:30, hosted in Atrium 5 of the Committee of the Regions.