Rebuilding social justice  |  Events  |  10.04.2013

Youth in crisis: Public conference

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament organises an event discussing the future of the youth in Europe. 

Date: 10 April 2013, 09.30 to 18.30
Venue: European Parliament, Room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels
Language: English

Around 200 young people (young activists, students, unionist, green activists and other partners from the movements and the young civil society) from all Europe will discuss the future of the youth in Europe and with which policy instruments we can counter the various crisis of our times.


 8.30h Registration and entrance ASP building

9.15-9.45h   Room A1G3

  • Presentation of the program "Youth in Crisis" by Raül Romeva i Rueda (MEP)
  • Presentation of the Federation of Young European Greens by Ingrid Nyman
  • Presentation of the European Green Party by Reinhard Bütikofer (MEP)

 9.45-10.30h Welcome by KATRIN GÖRING-ECKARDT, Candidate of Bündis 90/Die Grünen for the Bundestag 2013 elections 

11.00-13.00h Parallel workshops (approx. 40 persons each)

a. Youth vision on the European economic crisis - Room A5E1

  • FYEG Moderator Sebastian Power
  • External inputs: Aline Fares from Finance Watch 
  • MEP: Reinhard Bütikofer and Franziska Brantner

b. Youth vision on the European democratic crisis - Room A1G3

In cooperation with the Green Group Strategic Working Group.

  • FYEG Moderator Iva Markovic
  • External inputs: Natacha Cingotti from Friends of Europe
  • MEP: Rui Tavares 

c. Youth vision on the European social crisis - Room 1C47

  • FYEG Moderator Vesna Jusup
  • External inputs: Pablo Sanchez from European Public Services Union
  • MEP: Ska Keller

d. Youth vision on the European energy and environmental crisis - Room 1C51

  • FYEG Moderator Maarten Coertjens
  • External inputs:  Gabriella Zanzanaini from Food and Water Watch
  • MEP: Nikos Chrysogelos and Raül Romeva i Rueda 

 13.00-14.30h Lunch in front of the room A1G3



 15.00-15.45h What do young people want from the EU? 

  • Winner of essay on youth views of the EU crisis
  • László Andor's European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 
  • Representative of the Irish Presidency (tbc)
  • FYEG moderator Michael Bloss

15.45-16.15h Presentation of the 5 best proposals per workshop. 

16.15-16.30h Presentation winner of the essay competition by Ska Keller (MEP) 

  • Presentation of the Manifesto by the Portuguese youth group 

16.30-17.30h Open debate: Moderation by Ska Keller (MEP)

17.30-18.15h Next steps: Greens proposals for a Europe where young people have a future. Strategy for 2014.

  • FYEG Spokesperson moderator Terry Reintke 
  • MEPs will respond to proposals

18.15-18.30h Explanation of the action

18.30-19.30h Action! Place Lux/EP entrance 

 The group of 200 young people will do an action in front of the parliament.