Creating their Future: Young People in Europe 

Presentation and discussion of the book “Young People in Europe” by Young Liberals-Greece

The world is changing rapidly while stereotypes are collapsing. The new generation is seeking new roles and identity, beyond conservative determination and assumptions. In addition, emerging challenges such as climate change and economic inequality are rapidly growing and exceeding expectations.

Certain surveys, such as theEurobarometer-EY2016, emphasize that although young people are not actively involved in politics, they do have a profound political perception. This suggests that while they are concerned with political issues, they do not find fitting political channels of expression.

The FNF project office in Greece understood the call of many young people for proper means of conduct for a broad, open, mature and permanent political discourse that will enlighten and educate democratic, progressive and liberal citizens. Since 2012, a series of pan-European forums and events and eventually Liberal Labs (LibLabs) concluded now in a publication focusing on specific social, economic and political issues.

At this event, we will be presenting the main findings and policy reforms from the publication, discuss the current situation of youth in Europe and elaborate on ways in which they can be promoted and heard as active citizens.

 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12:30 – 14:00h

 

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

 

Kindly register for this event by 1 July at https://forms.gle/BRLG9PBAMiRGtsn79 *

 

Welcome

Thomas Ilka

Director European Dialogue,
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

 

Introduction

Dr. Athanasios Grammenos

Project Manager for Greece

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

 

Speakers

Eleni Siapikoudi

Member, Young Liberals’ Board

 

Fabienne Metayer

Head of Sector, Youth Policy, DG EAC

 

Edgaras Mascinskas
Vice President, European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)

 

Moderator

Pauline Chetail

Public Funding Manager, Bruegel

 

*Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly, please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org