When May 30, 2024 at 5:00pm 2 hrs
Where STAM Europa, Rue d'Arlon 104, Brussels
Contact Sebastian Berchesan [email protected]

Youth and EP Candidates in Dialogue

Date and time: May 30, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue: STAM Europa, Rue d'Arlon 104, 1000 Brussels

You are cordially invited to participate in an engaging debate featuring candidates in the 2024 European Elections, organized by Stand Up for Europe in collaboration with the Intercultural Dialogue Platform.

This event provides a platform for an active exchange of perspectives, ideas, and concerns, facilitating direct engagement between young individuals and candidates for the European Parliament. Addressing critical issues such as climate change, economic policies, mental health, human rights, social justice, and education, the session seeks to identify and help bridge the gap between youth aspirations and the legislative agenda. Through proactive dialogue, young participants and EP candidates are invited to express their views and gain valuable insights, paving the way for a more inclusive and responsive political environment. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with candidates from different parties, exchange ideas and delve deeper into their campaign programs. The goal is to foster closer connections between young people and their future representatives, facilitating discussions on their respective priorities and visions for the Future of Europe.

Our distinguished speakers include:
Lucie Rousselle, EP Candidate (Belgium), Member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders & City councillor in Ixelles, Representing MR (Renew Europe)
Johan Langerock, EP Candidate (Belgium), policy advisor for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, Representing Groen (Greens)
Olivia Ten Horn, EP Candidate (Belgium), Staff member at Ligo Brusselleer, Education Sector, Representing Volt (Greens)
Sebastian Berchesan, Executive Secretary at Stand Up for Europe - moderator

At the end of the event we invite everyone to continue the discussions in an informal setting during the networking drinks.
Our initiative is designed for young individuals, civil society organizations, youth associations, policymakers and all European citizens who are eager to actively contribute to shaping the future of Europe.
This event is part of the Forward EU project, aiming to cultivate a sense of belonging to the EU, increasing young people’s willingness to participate in decision-making processes, and building awareness and understanding for the EU's role and impact within local communities.

If you are interested in joining us, please register here: https://forms.gle/aboWMYfZBG4aqigW9
Please feel free to share/disseminate this email with people who might be interested.
Will you participate?