On 11 & 12 July 2022, we invite 140 young people from all across Europe to Brussels - the political heart of the EU - to discuss together with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) what challenges young people are facing in Europe and brainstorm together about specific policy solutions.
Why should you join?
During this two-day event you will meet a lot of young people, you will interact with our MEPs, you will visit the European Parliament and you will engage in interesting discussions about youth employment, entrepreneurship, mental health, inclusion, environment and many other relevant issues.
During the public part of the event, Renew Europe will present the Renew4Youth project and kick off discussions on key challenges that youth are facing across Europe. Young activists, state representatives, MEPs and, of course, all the participants will actively engage in these debates. We will finish the first day with an open-air dinner and party.
The second day, the participants will be divided into working groups covering a diverse range of policy areas in order to identify together, through a meetup format, challenges that young people face and come up with specific policy solutions. After discussing these issues, you will have the chance to pitch directly your proposals to MEPs and decision-makers.
Additionally, your proposals will be pivotal for the elaboration of the Renew4Youth Manifesto, a document enlisting the main priorities of our political group for empowering young Europeans. Our MEPs will base their work on these proposals, doing their best to shifts from words to action, delivering tangible results!
What will be financially covered?
Renew Europe will provide your accommodation and reimburse your traveling costs.
Please do not book any flight or transport until you receive a confirmation email informing you that you have been selected. After reviewing all the applications, the confirmation email will be sent out by June 27 the latest.
How can you sign up?
If you will be between 18 and 30 years on July 11 2022 and you want to influence the future of young people in Europe, please send your application by June 26, 2022.
We will review all applications and notify selected participants on a rolling basis, making sure that there is a geographic, gender and diversity balance. If selected, you will receive your confirmation e-mail by June 27, 2022.
update 27/06 --- REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT ---
Plenary sessions of the event will be livestreamed on our website.
2022 is the European Year of Youth (EYY), shedding a light on
the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener,
more inclusive and digital. With plenty of opportunities for
young generations to learn, share their vision, meet people and engage
in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth is the moment
to move forward with confidence and hope in a post-pandemic perspective.
Renew Europe is the pro-European, centrist and liberal political group in the European Parliament.
We fight for your freedom and civil rights, we push for a fast and just
digital and green transition, and we are committed to the creation of
jobs and securing economic growth. We are committed to you, we are
committed to Europe and that is what we are fighting for. But, in order
to be successful, we need YOUth!