FEML


ECONOMIC FORUM
OF YOUNG LEADERS

PROJECTS FORUM

YOUTH IN EUROPE


Young people from Central Europe are no longer invisible. They are advisors and heads of offices of ministers, prime ministers and presidents, work for the world's think tanks, reach for a significant position in the European institutions and indigenous political parties.

There is many youth organizations in V4 countries, and these organizations should to their best to help these young people increase their role in international policy of the region.

It is important to support young people from V4 countries in their activities and help them to design and deliver their opinions on topics important to them.



Project activities are aimed at giving Young people from V4 countries an opportunity and space to give their opinion and voice internationally by debate and discussion panel during big international event (XII Economic Forum of Young Leaders).

We also plan to prepare publication, which will contain opinion of young people about issues important to them and will be distributed in whole Europe

Organization participating in project in their daily activities are concentrated on supporting responsible citizenship activities of young people, so project will be occasion to upgrade existing practices by gathering different organizations in one action – giving young people opportunity to work together on development of joint opinion and present this opinion to wide, international audience.







1

Increase the sense of solidarity, unity, and cooperation of young people from V4 countries.

2

Increase participation of young people in social and political life of their country

3

Improve soft skills of young people from V4 countries









"Voice of young leaders from V4 countries about..."


Publication prepared by experts from partner institutions on the basis of consultation with young people cooperating with these organizations and online questionnaires distributed among young people. Publication will contain information about opinions of young people about the issues recently most important for future of V4 countries:

  • migration crisis and related challenges;
  • the questions around the United Kingdom’s EU membership;
  • economic slowdown and macroeconomic disparities undermining EU’s competitiveness;
  • deficiencies in the development of transport, digital and energy infrastructure;
  • future position of V4 countries and their role in EU.

Publication will be online and printed. Printed version will be distributed during XII Economic Forum of Young Leaders and will be sent to different organizations and institutions in EU countries.


  READ:
Vision of Europe through the eyes of young people from the countries of the Visegrad Group | PDF

This publication has been prepared by usage of different sources during implementation of the “Vision of Europe through the eyes of young peoplefrom the countries of the Visegrad Group” financed from the International Visegrad Found.






Discussion panel


Selected young people from V4 countries will participate in the discussion panel organized during XII Economic Forum of Young Leaders. They will discuss about 3 main issues:

  1. The future of the V4 countries in the face of new challenges of contemporary Europe - seen through the eyes of young people;
  2. The future of European Union in opinion of young people from the V4 countries, how the EU should function in the future;
  3. Summary of the Polish Presidency.






"Voice of Europe"


Young people delegated by partners institutions to take part in Forum will also participate in other activities during Forum. The most important will be taking active part in activity called “Voice of Europe”, which will be mini TV studio, in which invited guests (participating in Forum) will be asked about their opinion about different topics.

Young people from V4 countries will have the opportunity to ask their own questions (prepared before Forum and with support of experts from partners organizations). They will have opportunity to ask about issues related with Forum, but also about issues important for them as a young people from V4 countries.






Debate


Selected young people from V4 countries will participate in the debate organized during XII Economic Forum of Young Leaders. They will discuss about:

  • Whether the V4 countries should strengthen cooperation and take a uniform position towards the rest of the EU?
  • Will it help to increase the position of the V4 countries in the EU or on the contrary?.







Project Leader

European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation
http://www.eds-fundacja.pl

Project partners

European Youth Centre Břeclav. Czech Republic.
http://eycb.eu/en/news/

Mladiinfo Slovensko. Slovakia.
http://www.mladiinfo.sk/about/

Institute for Cultural Relations Policy. Hungary
http://culturalrelations.org






The project is financed by the Visegrad Fund



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