On 18-20 September 2019, the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth will organise a symposium bringing together up to 120 participants to explore questions, tensions, challenges and opportunities regarding the political participation of young people in today’s changing world and to create a space for learning and inspiration among actors involved in this topic.
The symposium will aim to:
• Offer space and possibilities for participants to share and explore examples of young people’s political participation in a changing world;
• empower participants from different fields and levels to address this theme in their work on supporting young people’s democratic values and political engagement;
• connect different actors working on these themes, from within and beyond the youth sector, to continue, develop or innovate in relation to that work;
• produce knowledge relating to the trends of youth political participation, their reasons and implications.
The symposium is open to politically active youth, policymakers, and researchers around the globe. Travel costs, meals and accommodation will be covered by the EU-CoE youth partnership. Specific information will be sent to successful candidates.
Interested applicants are invited to fill in an online application form at the following link by 22 April 2019, 23.59 CET: https://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/youth-partnership/application-form.
You can read more about the event in the official call for applications: https://pjp-eu.coe.int/documents/1017981/11474242/call-for-participants-S-2019.pdf/2f44ce3a-3a26-dde4-234e-a4811737ed02?fbclid=IwAR3_wtuXAaNO4t4vUI9zHFNHt_T9kJ_DZqUjb7P-D1gBd7GaB1zUCgZ4qIU.