Your Europe, Your Say: It is your Europe, take your place! event at the EESC
Young people want to be heard in political decision-making processes and call for access to the relevant political bodies. “We have the ideas, and we know what we want and what we need.” This was the main message at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)’s 6th Your Europe, Your Say event, which took place on 23 and 24 April in Brussels. More diversity in education, proper political education, a focus on foreign languages and more exchanges within Europe were among the main demands. The young people called on the European Union to increase funding, especially for projects such as Erasmus or Young entrepreneurs. The event ended with a vote for the three top proposals for more active European citizenship: environment, youth employment and international transferring of educational qualifications.