European Union Youth Conference

Schedule

Time zone: Lisbon / WET




12th March

15:00

Reception and technical check

16:00

Welcoming session

16:30

Panel Discussion Strengthening Democracy with Young people: the way forward

17:15

Presentation of the Hackathon and Conference programme

17:30

EU Youth Conference meets Solve the GAP 48-hour EU Youth Hackathon

Breakout sessions with Conference and Hackathon participants

18:30

End of 1st day of the Conference

19:00

Cultural Programme


13th March

09:00

Presentation of the programme of the day. Plenary session

09:15

Road to the Portuguese EU Youth Conference


Presentation of the main conclusions of the German EU Youth Conference


Presentation of the Qualitative Consultations Report

10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Youth Goal #9 Becomes Youth Actions: working groups
12:15 Lunch break
13:30 Youth Goal #9 Becomes Youth Actions (Continuation of working groups)
15:15 Coffee break
15:30 Youth Goal #9 Become Youth Actions (Continuation of working groups)
17:00 End of the 2nd day of the Conference
19:00 Cultural Programme

14th March

09:00 Plenary and preparation of dialogues with decision-makers
09:30

Dialogues with decision-makers


(Breakout dialogue sessions with decision-makers on each target of Youth Goal #9)


  1. European Youth Goal #9, target 1: young people can adequately influence all areas of society and decision making
    Dialogue with Mr. Joćo Paulo Rebelo, Portuguese Secretary of State of Youth and Sports
  2. European Youth Goal #9, Target 2: Ensure equal access and inclusion of young people from all backgrounds in decision-making
    Dialogue with Mr. Pedro Silva Pereira, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  3. European Youth Goal #9, Target 3: Increase youth participation and ensure equal representation of youth in the electoral process
  4. European Youth Goal #9, Target 4: Provide autonomous, open, safe, accessible and youth-led physical youth spaces
    Dialogue with Ms. Antje Rothemund, Head of Youth Department Council of Europe
  5. European Youth Goal #9, Target 5: Ensure safe virtual spaces for every young person
    Dialogue with Ms. Dolores Kores, Director of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth
  6. European Youth Goal #9, Target 6: Ensure sustainable funding, common recognition and development of quality youth work that supports youth participation
    Dialogue with Ms. Juliane Seifert German Federal State Secretary at Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  7. European Youth Goal #9, Target 7: Provide youth-friendly, comprehensive information to enable youth participation
    Dialogue with Ms. Johanna Maria Pannebakker, Head of Unit for Editorial Service and Targeted Outreach at Directorate-General for Communication of the EU Commission
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Wrap up of the dialogues and Youth Actions into Practice (working groups)
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 Youth Actions into Practice (continuation of working groups)
14:45 Coffee-break
15:00 Pitch of the digital tool projects resulting from the Hackathon and voting
16:00 Youth Actions into Practice (continuation of working groups)
17:30 End of 3rd day of the conference
18:30 Cultural Programme - Piano Concert / Europa Grand Cafe

15th March

09:30 Presentation of the programme for the day
10:00

Announcement of the Hackathon winner and Address to the Conference

- Address by the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel

- Address by the Portuguese Minister of Education Tiago Brandćo Rodrigues

10:15 Presentation of the Working Group Conclusions
11:00 Coffee-Break
11:15

Panel Discussion Future of Europe: Space and Participation for young people

Speakers: Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission Themis Christophidou; Portuguese Secretary of State of Youth and Sports Joćo Paulo Rebelo; President of the European Youth Forum Silja Markkula; President of the National Youth Council Joćo Pedro Videira

12:15

Official Closing session

Speech by the President of the Portuguese National Youth Council Joćo Pedro Videira

Speech by the Portuguese Secretary of State of Youth and Sports Joćo Paulo Rebelo

A symbolic transfer from Portugal to Slovenia

Speech by the President of the Slovenian National Youth Council Miha Zupancic

Speech by the Director of the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports Dolores Kores

13:00 End of the EU Youth Conference
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