27 September, Brussels, Belgium
The final conference of “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” is going to look back on all project outcomes and look forward to the future of Europe seen through the eyes of young people around the continent. The model, recommendations and compendium of the Y-FED project local actions will be presented and discussed during the full-day event that takes place in Brussels, Belgium on the 27th September. It will gather around 100 people on site and digitally, including policy-makers, participants of previous project activities, representatives of EU institutions and youth organisations.
The “Y-FED Final Conference: Europe is what you(th) make of it” will showcase the activities and campaigns that were implemented by the project’s partnership and what are the future plans beyond the Y-FED project. The outcomes of the discussion will be compiled into a set of policy recommendations addressed to European decision-makers, creating synergies with the upcoming campaigns and projects of the project partners.
Objectives of the Final conference:
– Present the project outcomes of “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” and the policy recommendations based on the 11 European Youth Goals by young people who took part in the project.
– Bringing young people and decision-makers together in discussing the Conference on the Future of Europe and reflecting on the role of the Civic society organisations in the process.
The project “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” aims to bring the EU closer to its young citizens by developing a proposal for an improved institutional framework of the Union in line with the European Youth Goals. The initiative, supported by an Erasmus+ “European Youth Together” grant, will be implemented in the years 2020-2021 through a series of capacity-building training courses, public policy hackathons, a large-scale simulation of a reformed EU and advocacy actions. The project partners comprise 18 civil society organisations as well as 2 networks of European and regional decision-makers.
One of Y-Fed’s main objectives is Raise awareness of the European Youth Goals (EYGs) and support their implementation by embedding them in the reformed EU institutional model and bringing them from the European to the local level.
Monday 27th September
10H - 10:30H Welcome
10:30H - 11:30H Presentation of the Results
11:30H - 12H COFFEE BREAK
12H - 13:30H Interactive activity: Discuss with MEPs or representatives from the partners who opened the event and participants on the outcomes of the project in a Youth Agora, based on the project final report and how to localise the European Youth Goals from the European level.
13:30H - 14:30H LUNCH BREAK
Youth and the Future of Europe
14:30H - 15:30H Roundtable 1: EU competences in Youth and Education policies
15:30H - 16H COFFEE BREAK
16H - 17H Roundtable 2: Youth in the CoFoE
17H - 18H Workshop: How to use the CoFoE Digital Platform
18H - 19H Closing and Networking
The Y-FED Final Conference is going to be a blended activity with an online and offline (in Brussels, Belgium) settings, and we are looking for facilitators and participants! Check our calls below for more details.