European Youth Week returns
EYW is back. From May 26 to June 2, 2013, the focus will be on you and your contemporaries, your hopes and aspirations. So join in! Make sure you’re part of the action-packed activities taking place in over 33 countries across Europe.
This is the sixth EYW in a series that has grown steadily in scope and significance since its inception in 2003. A central focus this year will be 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 will also mark 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 have also nominated Youth Ambassadors who have played a particular role in promoting the YiA programme and have participated in the programme themselves. They will be invited to participate in the various events organised in the context of EYW2013.
For more information on the events taking place 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 will be over 600. They include 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 will organise 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’s going on where you are.
Info about EYW2013 will be published online on various social media platforms. Find us on Facebook on the European Youth Portal page and follow us on Twitter! If you want to tweet anything related to EYW2013, just use the hash tag #youthweek to see what’s going on across Europe.
EYW2013 will also feature as a thematic week on the European Commission’s official social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google +).
The debate and awards ceremony taking place in Brussels on 31st May and hosted by Commissioner Vassiliou, will also be available to watch online via a live web-stream on the EYW2013 website and the European Youth Portal.