“Between Tahrir Square and Indignados movement, which is the future of the Italian youngsters?”

API Rome Summer Fest @ Laghetto dell’Eur, Viale America, ROME
Salma Akl, Egyptian blogger
Marco Cappa, President YDE
Michel Martone, Lecturer LUISS Guido Carli
Giorgia Meloni, Minister for Youth Politics
In the geopolitical upheavals that characterized North Africa, the role played by young people was emphasized. They became aware  and self-determined of their future. The economic crisis and European constraints have also outlined a scenario of austerity and spending cuts that will affect drastically the conditions of young people. This  is where the movement of indignados came from either in Spain or Greece, etc.. What is the situation in Italy? How to become aware of the crisis under the age of 30 in the Belpaese? This is the track and the object of the discussion of the evening.

YDE Congress and ALDE Summer School June 29th/30th – July 1st 2011.

In the European Parliament in Brussels, there was the celebration of the 2nd Congress of the Young Democrats for Europe. The YDE elected a new bureau to drive the organization towards ambitious political challenges. Marco Cappa (Italy) is the new President. He will be helped in his mission by three Vice President: Hélène Courades (Executive – France), Donata Janusauskaite (Lithuania), Marios Kaminarides (Cyprus). The Secretary General chosen by the Congress is Miren Martiarena (Basque Country). She will be supported by the Vice Secretary General, Lisa Gualtieri (San Marino). The Treasurer is Adeline Blais (France).

This team will count also on the support of an executive group that will analyse and focus on specific issues developing concrete proposals and solutions. Among them: Emiliano Fatello (Italy) for Media and Communication; Mirka Demkova (Slovakia) Environment and Energy; Alexandra Rozinska (Poland) Immigration and Schengen policy; Norbert Kucharik (Slovakia) European Youth Forum.

The congress approved the entry of new full member organizations: Mladi Europania (Slovakia), Demokraticke Forum Mladeze (Slovakia), Związek Młodzieży Demokratycznej (Poland).

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