#2ndYoungCitizens’Convention and Civic Engagement Hub in Brussels

In the framework of the project #EngagEU, TEPSA organised the #2ndYoungCitizens’Convention in Brussels on 24 September 2019.

#EngagEU aims to mobilise and empower young citizens to partic­ipate in European politics by devel­oping concrete recom­men­da­tions for the future of Europe. To this end, over 600 young Europeans came together from September 2018 to April 2019 to discuss and to contribute to the Manifesto “Young ideas for the Future of Europe”.

The #1stYoungCitizens’Convention took place in Berlin on 30 April 2019, where the manifesto was presented to the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Stein­meier, and discussed by six young candi­dates to the European Parliament ahead of the European elections.

The young authors of the manifesto now came to Brussels on 24 September 2019 to present their manifesto and to discuss it with members of the European Parliament and around 120 partic­i­pants.

During the event, Members of the European Parliament from different Parlia­mentary Groups engaged in a debate, moderated by Jacki Davis, focusing on the topics of the #EngagEU Manifesto (European identity, environ­mental policy, integration policy and foreign policy).

Following the debate, a Civic Engagement Hub took place, where several civil society organi­za­tions will present their work and how young Europeans can get engaged in civil society.

Read more about the project here.