European Youth Forum

Collège de France, 11 place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris - 12 March 2022 - from 8pm

No registration required - subject to availability


A European Night of Ideas

On the occasion of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the French Institute is giving a voice to the committed young people of the 27 Member States at thea major evening of debate on 12 March at the Collège de France. Young people from all countries will defend concrete measures, rooted in their experience of commitment and essential to meeting the challenges of tomorrow's Europe. The best of these will be debated with leading figures from research, civil society and public authorities.


Collège de France - 11 place Marcelin Berthelot - 75005 Paris

Hosted by Nora Hamadi, journalist and president of the European magazine Vox Pop on ARTE.

20:00 - 20:30 - INTRODUCTION

Thomas RÖMER, Administrator of the Collège de France

Jean-Yves LE DRIAN, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs


20:30 - 21:30 - PART 1 - PROPOSALS FOR EUROPE

Twelve young Europeans present twelve public policy proposals on the three major contemporary issues to which they are committed: the environment, the European Union and the world, and citizens' rights and freedoms.

Yavor Razboinikov(Bulgaria); Sheldon Saliba(Malta); Valentine Hendrix(Belgium); Aiste Verikaite(Lithuania); Zuzana Hellerova(Czech Republic); Inigo Benito(Spain); Mortiz Wille(Germany); Marcus O'Faolain(Ireland); Rocio Roldan(Spain); Vasilis Vouras(Greece); Saskia Postema(Netherlands); Luca Dudits(Hungary).


21:30 - 22:30 - PART 2 - EUROPE IN DEBATE

Nine young people discuss with a panel of personalities the proposals they have put forward and the major issues facing the European Union.

Christina Kakoulli(Cyprus); Nadia Gullestrup(Denmark); Maijia Kuivailanen(Finland); Matthias Lizst(Austria); Elisa Henke(Germany); Diana Majchrzak(France); Maria Francesca Cristea(Romania); Ergys Brocaj(Belgium); Esther Zitterl(Austria)


Composition of the panel :

- Samantha BESSON, Professor at the Collège de France, holder of the Chair in International Institutional Law;

- Sébastien MAILLARD, Director of the Institut Jacques-Delors ;

- Lluis QUINTANA-MURCI, Professor at the Collège de France, holder of the Human Genomics and Evolution Chair.


8 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. - CLOSING by Eva NGUYEN BINH, President of the French Institute.

54 young people from all EU countries to
debate the issues that concern them in the Europe of tomorrow

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