Facilitator(s): JCI Europe

Young Voices in Europe

In the light of the challenges Europe is facing today, it is important that young active citizens take a stance for a united, strong Europe and actively participate in the decision-making process happening on the local, national and European level. Civil society, especially young people, are being called upon to play a leading role in building the future of Europe. By overcoming barriers and furthering dialogue with decision-makers, we can advance participatory democracy.

Lately debates around the EU Copyright Directive have shown that young citizens do show interest in the future of Europe, but too often politicians and decision-makers do not take their opinions and movements seriously. This debate shall make the voices of young people across all sectors of society heard.

Join us on April 10 in Brussels and debate about how we as young people can be actively involved in political debates, make their voices heard and drive policy change based on the examples of protests against the EU Copyright Directive. Join one of the Debating Teams to present your ideas and solutions or join the audience in an interactive forum to spread your message!

Date: Wednesday, 10 April

Time: 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Location: Representation of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the EU, 19 A-D, Avenue des Arts, B-1000 Bruxelles


6:45 PM - Opening
  • Welcome speech by Kathrin Jaenecke of Representation of German Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Step Up for Europe introduction by JCI Executive Vice President for Europe Viktor Ómarsson
7:00 PM - Youth Activism on EU Copyright - Learnings from the Article 13 debate on how to make young voices heard
  • Keynote by MEP Tiemo Wölken
  • Debate on “Learnings from the Article 13 debate on how to make young voices heard.”
    • Team 1
    • Team 2
  • Open forum with the audience
7:30 PM - European Parliament Elections and the role of young people
  • Discussion and open forum with the audience
8:00 PM - Conclusion
- Tiemo Wölken, MEP (S&D)
- Viktor Ómarsson, 2019 JCI Excutive Vice President for Europe

Register for the event here: http://bit.ly/2YJjpJa

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Date & Time

10 Apr 2019
18:00 - 20:00


19 A-D Avenue des Arts , Brussels, 1000, Belgium Map


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