Youth - Young people building Europe

November 2005

"How big is your world?" - Europe, Youth and Globalisation

Edited by Yael Ohana

ISBN 92-871-5727-8
Format : 16 x 24 cm
No. of pages : 252
Price : € 25 / US$ 38

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In 2004, the Directorate of Youth and Sport, in co-operation with the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, held a large-scale youth event in Strasbourg on the themes of Europe, youth and globalisation under the slogan "How big is your world?".

"How big is your world?" was an opportunity for actors in the youth field to reflect on Europe's position in and its relationships with the rest of the world, while examining how Europe, the world and young people are affected by global processes, from the perspective of young people.

This publication brings together the contents of the discussions which took place during this unique three-day event, which brought together nearly 400 young people, experts, personalities and policy makers from all over the world. Whether in large-panel discussions or small-scale working groups, the participants of the event reaffirmed the importance of young people taking an active role in the struggle to humanise global processes and to become empowered actors of a more equitable and just process of globalisation.