A team of 19 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) will take part in EYE2021, the European Youth Event 2021, in Strasbourg on 8-9 October.
EYE is organised by the European Parliament every two years, bringing together in Strasbourg thousands of young people from all over the European Union and beyond, to shape and share their ideas on the future of Europe.
This year, 19 YEAs from the Eastern Partner countries and the EU are representing their countries at EYE2021 under the tagline “The future is ours”.
During the event, YEAs will participate in activities and workshops, with the aim of learning what they like and improve their skills, but also to connect with other organisations and represent all the young people in the network.
Among other activities, the YEAs will be participating in a panel discussion on ‘27+? Youth take on EU NeighbourhoodPolicy and Enlargement’, looking at key issues connected to the EU’s role in its Neighbourhood. They will also be carrying out a series of interviews for an interactive video diary, asking young people with which actions they think they can change Europe.
In the run-up to the event, the YEAs also contributed to the Youthideas.eu consultation with 101 ideas (the greatestcontribution by any organisation on the platform), with one of the YEAs’ environmental ideas the most popular out of more than 350 ideas on the section.
The YEAs initiative is a non-political, voluntary, vibrant communication network connecting and building bridges of friendship among young people from the Eastern partner countries and the EU. The aim of the network is to raise awareness about the EU’s cooperation with its Eastern partners, showcase the tangible results of this cooperation, contribute to policy dialogue on various topics, help increase civic activism and work together for a better future.
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