The flagship event of the “Democracy Here | Democracy Now” campaign marking 50 years of the youth sector in the Council of Europe, will be organised by the Council of Europe Youth Department under the patronage of the Irish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers and in partnership with the City of Strasbourg.
Some 450 young people will share their expectations and aspirations about democracy, access to rights, participation and impact of digitalisation. The participants will propose a 50-point “Call for Action” at local, national and international levels. It will include recommendations addressed to politicians and other stakeholders aiming to revitalise democracy and support the meaningful participation of young people in democratic processes and institutions.
The opening session held on Tuesday, 28 June, at 10.45 a.m. in the Palais de l’Europe (Hemicycle) will feature addresses by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić; Permanent Representative of Ireland and Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers Ambassador Breifne O’Reilly; President of the Advisory Council on Youth Spyros Papadatos, as well as Deputy Mayor of the City of Strasbourg Veronique Bertholle.
Various thematic conferences and workshops will follow from 28 June to 1 July in the Youth Centre, in other buildings of the Council of Europe, in Lieu d’Europe and in the Apollonia centre.
The event is open to media upon preliminary accreditation.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41