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Youth participation and inclusion – also after the European Year of Youth

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.

Date: 7.12.2022

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

Register here(siirryt toiseen palveluun)


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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Register here(siirryt toiseen palveluun)