The timely EU Year of Youth is drawing towards its end; what are the key lessons learned? Dialogue between youth and decision-makers is critical; what happened when mayors in 26 cities were mentored by young Future Mentors(siirryt toiseen palveluun) about the future of their city? And most importantly, how do we build future-proof cities and societies where young people thrive and feel like they belong?
Anyone interested in learning about practical examples of youth participation and fostering dialogue between youth and decision-makers is welcome to attend. Together we will hear the recommendations from the young generations themselves and share ideas! The event is hybrid and available both in Brussels and as a web stream.
Time: 11.00 to 12.30 CET
Helsinki EU Office, Rue Guimard 7, Brussels
(Lunch served after the seminar)
Link to the live stream is sent after the registration
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Welcoming remarks: Active and included youth is the best asset to a future-proof city
Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo
Keynote: European Year of Youth – key learnings
Karen Vandeweghe, Deputy Head of Unit for Youth, Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeship Office, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
Commentary: How Eurocities encourages youth participation in cities?
André Sobczak, Secretary General, Eurocities
Commentary: Youth participation, European Youth Forum, Speaker TBC
Concrete examples from local level on youth participation and inclusion
Future Mentors Programme – key learnings
Lien Snoeck, Participation Officer Youth Service City of Ghent
Jente Goddemaer, Participation Manager Ghent European Youth Capital 2024
Olha Bondarenko, Strategic Advisor on Citizen Engagement, City of Eindhoven
Panel Discussion – How to build a future-proof city where the next generation thrives?
Future Mentors and Youth representatives
Light lunch and networking
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