Future Europe Future You is an international conference for young people age 18-30 together with policy makers of any age.
With the rise of populism, the decisions of today’s politicians in every country will have a greater impact on the lives and welfare of future generations than at any time in the last 25-30 years: young people will have to live with, and manage, the consequences. So it is more important than ever to give young people opportunities for discussion about the future of Europe, dialogue with policy-makers and building intercultural relations for the future.
The conference will take place on 18th June at Europe House in London. It will bring together up to 100 youth delegates from all parts of the UK and 13 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. Representatives of other European countries are also welcome to attend.
The conference revolves around four key themes: Culture and Society, Education, Employment, and Security. The purpose of this event is to encourage young people's imagination, creativity and initiative on these topics, leading to active future participation in intercultural relations across Europe. We are especially hoping to motivate young people who are not regularly involved in youth parliaments or political activities.
This is not a politically based conference so although Brexit is inevitably part of the wider context, it is not the focus of this event.
The keynote speaker will be Sir Ciaran Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council. Other sessions will be led by participants themselves, with professional and VIP guests invited to listen, interact, challenge and support. The plenary sessions will be streamed on the Internet, with interactive discussion and feedback via social media.
If you are attending from outside London, they might be able to contribute to the cost of your travel. If you have any questions, please email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Europe Future You is organised by Momentum World CIC with support from the Erasmus+ programme and the European Commission Representation in the UK.
NOTE: a limited number of places are also available for the Future Europe residential youth meeting 15th - 20th June (including the conference). If you would like to attend, please fill in this application form.