IED/YDE Winter Academy

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Date(s) - 24/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
All Day

Thon Hotel EU


The Institute of European Democrats and the Young Democrats for Europe are organising the 2nd edition of the Winter Academy which takes place on 24 and 25 of November 2017 in the Thon Hotel EU in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s Winter Academy will deal with the Youth Engagement in Building a more efficient Europe.

The event will be attended by 31 young delegates from different political youth organisations from 19 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain (Basque Country and Canaries), Ukraine.

On Friday, the Academy will welcome a distinguished keynote speaker, Vice-Chair of the Greek Parliament and Vice-President of the European Democratic Party (PDE-EDP) Marios GEORGIADIS, who will talk about the voice of European youth in democratic life of Europe.

On Saturday, young delegates will discuss the most important current issues that resonate across Europe in the workshop “For a Europe of United Diversity” which will be composed of five groups:

Iron Curtain Group
Crystal Curtain Group
Solidarity Group
Equality Group
Opportunities Group

The presentation of the conclusions from this interesting workshop will be followed by the roundtable “Where will we be in 2027?” in which young delegates will discuss how Europe and the world will look like in ten years time.

The event is organised with the financial support of the European Parliament.

Young Democrats for Europe (YDE)
Jeunes Democrates Europeens (JDE)
YDE is the youth wing of the European Party.We embrace the key role of democratic principles, underlined in the Lisbon Treaty and shrined in our political belief: democracy, freedom, equality, participation, sustainability and solidarity.

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