European Youth Event 2016

European Youth Event 2016

Date: 19/05/2016

Event type: Conference

Organized by: European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

Location: Strasbourg, France

 

In a time of growing anti-gypsyism, anti-Semitism, racism, online hate speech and right-wing extremism, it is important to strengthen the voluntary commitment and solidarity of all citizens to defend the basic values and human rights of our societies.

Join EUJS and Phiren Amenca at the 2016 European Youth Event in Strasbourg from the 19th - 22nd May and have the opportunity to discuss on these issues with European decision-makers and speakers from across Europe. Here, you will get the chance to become part of one of the largest youth events in Europe and meet with as many as 7000 other young people.

During the event, you will be able to exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, develop innovative solutions to crucial questions for the future and meet with professionals with a wide range of professional experience. The YoFest, coordinated by the European Youth Forum, creates a space for youth organizations to shape parts of the program and bring their issues to participants from all over Europe. An EYE report compiling the participants' ideas will be distributed to all MEPs in September 2016, and followed by a series of EYE hearings that will be organised in relevant parliamentary committees in autumn 2016.

 

The aims of the conference are to:

- Learn about dominant and resistant narratives of Roma history

- Make participants familiar with the concept and the mechanisms of antigypsyism and the situation of Roma in different European countries

- Facilitate the creating of a minority/majority youth alliance going beyond social boundaries

- Reflect on resistance and strategies of integration, inclusion and self-determination

- Preparing concrete actions for an active participation in the European Youth Event 2016 and local campaigns

 

The participation fee for this event is EUR 50. If you have any problems covering this fee, please contact the organisers. We can offer a certain amount off fee waivers. The reimbursements of travel expenses (based on economical prices, Apex, student price, special price) and visa will be by bank transfer after the activity. Participants should bring with them original invoices to prove the costs of travel (ticket and visa) as well the tickets. 

To apply for this study session, please complete this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X9NoML_KESY6ty1vpg5-pLnEz3HHDuR7xmD2RPb46fY/viewform

The deadline for receiving applications is 31st January 2015