Europe and its democratic challenges in 2014

Events / 17.10.13

This conference proposes to discuss the main finding of the 2012 publication “The Future of Europe: an Integrated Youth Approach” developed thanks to a joint effort by the European Free Alliance youth and the Maurits Coppieters Centre. It aims at exploring and reflecting the opinions of young people about the future of Europe, the economic and social crisis, linguistic and cultural rights, democracy and climate change.

It compiles political views of Youth activists from all over Europe and it is in itself an exercise of promotion of linguistic diversity.

It represents a call for a more social and united Europe, one that takes into account the needs of its Peoples, respects and protects its cultural and linguistic diversity and provides hope and opportunity for the future generations.

Keynote Speakers and schedule:

10:00 – Welcome word

  • Roccu Garoby. President of the European Free Alliance youth.

10:15 – Morning session: Youth activism and political commitment in the 21st century

  • Antonia Luciani. Representative of the Corsican youth organisation PNC Ghjuventù.
  • Emyr Gruffydd. Representative of the Welsh organization Playd Cymru Youth.
  • Jon Egeris Karstoft. Representative of the youth organization SSW Ungdom.
  • Pèire Costa. Representative of the political party Partit Occitan.
  • Maggie Dokupilova. Representative of the European Youth Forum.

13:00 – Opening of the afternoon session

  • Xabier Macias. President of the Centre Maurits Coppieters.  

13:15 – Afternoon session. Policy makers and the youth challenge

  • Lorena López de Lacalle. Representative of the political party Eusko Alkartasuna.
  • Sybren Posthumus. Representative of the political party – Fryske Nasjonale Partij.
  • Jean Christophe Angelini. Representative of the U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa.
  • Miquel Bofill, Representative of the political party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.

16:30 – Closure

  • François Alfonsi. Member of the European Parliament.

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When: Wednesday 17th October 2013, from 10:00 to 17:00
Where: Cinéma l’Alba, Faubourg Saint Antoine. 20250 Corti (Corsica)


Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Corsican.


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This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

This conference is supported by the Youth in Action program. The European Commission is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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This conference is a joint initiative of the European Free Alliance Youth and the Centre Maurits Coppieters in cooperation with PNC Ghjuventù.