Deadline: November 30, 2013
So, you’re too young or think you don’t know enough about EU politics to vote… But who says you can’t still have your say? The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) would love to hear from you. Having members in day-to-day touch with the people of Europe, they cherish the opinions and ideas of all citizens, young and old. So they have organised the most exciting, yet instructive, field trip ever … all the way to the EU’s capital … where 16- and 17-year-olds from all over Europe can meet like-minded students, talk to political leaders and exchange views.
The workshops will take place during the day on Thursday 27 March 2014. Students will arrive in Brussels on 26 March 2014 and will meet the other participants that evening. They will return home on 28 March 2014.
It could be you, if your school is selected to take part in the ‘Your Europe, Your Say’ event, hosted by the EESC from 26-28 March 2014. But first you have to convince your teacher to apply via the online registration form before the closing date on 30 November (midnight Brussels time).
One school from each of the 28 Member States will be picked at random and if yours is chosen, you might be one of the three lucky students who, together with their teacher, will be shown around Brussels, the EU district and sights.
The EESC will arrange and pay the accommodation in Brussels for the students and their teacher. It will also pay travel expenses for the international airplane/train connection from their home country to Brussels (including connecting flights/long distance connecting trains if needed), as well as the transport from/to Brussels station or airport and the hotel.
Sign up to ‘Your Europe, Your Say 2014’ so your actions and reactions can have animpact too.
For more information, click here.