European Youth Week 2013
From May 26 to June 2, 2013, the focus was on you and your contemporaries, your hopes and aspirations, with action-packed activities in over 33 countries across Europe.
This was the sixth EYW in a series that has grown steadily in scope and significance since its inception in 2003. A central focus in 2013 was the importance of the active involvement of the younger generation in society and, in particular, your part in the 2014 European Parliamentary elections.
EYW 2013 also marked the 25th anniversary of European Union youth programmes, notably the successful implementation of the Youth in Action (YiA) programme. This programme supports young people in democratically influencing decisions, as well as engaging in economic, social, political or cultural activities that contribute to a better society.
The National Agencies also nominated Youth Ambassadors who have played a particular role in promoting the YiA programme and have participated in the programme themselves. They were invited to participate in the various events organised in the context of EYW2013.
For more information on the events in Brussels, see the EYW in Brussels page.
EYW2013 in the Member States
The number of national and international events and activities held across the continent during European Youth Week 2013 was over 600. They included student debates, street parties, public workshops, photo competitions, open-air concerts, conferences, film festivals, exhibitions and much, much more!
EYW2013 coordinators from the National Agencies organised the national and regional activities in Member States, in association with the national coordinators for the 2013 European Year of Citizens, EU Representations, Delegations and the Eurodesk network.
Click on your country to find out what was going on where you are.
Info about EYW2013 was published online on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
EYW2013 also featured as a thematic week on the European Commission’s official social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google +).
The debate and awards ceremony in Brussels on 31st May, hosted by Commissioner Vassiliou,, were also available to watch online via a live web-stream on the EYW2013 website and the European Youth Portal.