Torino, Italy


Be active, be smart! Come and join us and share new ideas for Europe in Torino!

In the past year, the Y Vote project has aimed to encourage young people to make informed choices at the European Parliament elections while increasing their knowledge about topics that are relevant for young Europeans. To reach this goal, seven conventions, corresponding to the topics of the EU Youth Agenda, have been organised. As a participant, you will learn about the functioning of the EU and review the recommendations created in previous conventions.

What will follow is an event which will focus on self development workshops for citizenship and exchanges between you and other participants aimed at making you more aware of the variety of information that people receive and widen your spectrum. You will be able to see and discuss these interesting suggestions created by our previous participants as well as leave your own personal mark in our campaign.

Date: 3rd – 7th of April 2019
Place: Torino, Italy
Fee: 40€
Travel reimbursement: Up to 90€*
Organisers: AEGEE-Torino & Y Vote

The results are out!

This event is under the patronage of the European Parliament. European Parliament Elections are May 23-26 2019!


  • Workshops, discussions with policy makers & more
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day and coffee-breaks
  • A relaxing social programme with cultural dinner

Learning points:

  • How do the EU institutions function together?
  • How can I take part in shaping the EU of tomorrow?
  • How to talk to politicians at events?
  • What other ways do I have to take part in active society?


  • Our Agenda for Europe
  • Your ability to be a multiplier and inform people on the European Parliament elections 2019
  • 60 new friends from all over Europe
  • Great ideas for new projects and youth initiatives

The participants’ selection will be done with all organising entities, and the results are shared within 7 days after the application deadline. We encourage all young people, AEGEE members and not, to apply for this event.

*Travel Reimbursement up to 90€ can be provided  to participants residing in Austria/ Belgium / Bulgaria / Croatia / Estonia / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Italy / FYROM / the Netherlands / Poland / Romania / Slovenia / Spain / Turkey & France.

This convention is part of the project “European Youth Together: My Europe. My Say”.  This project is coordinated by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). This project is made possible with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


Brando Benifei

Member of the European Parliament

Brando Benifei, European Federalist, is one of the youngest MEPs and is from La Spezia, Italy. His main fields of legislative work in the EP are Employment and social affairs and Foreign affairs. He is co-chair of the Youth Intergroup and vice-chair of the Disability Intergroup. Among his parliamentary activities in the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs, he is currently Rapporteur for the European Solidarity Corps and was responsible for key legislative and non-legislative reports on the social inclusion and integration of refugees into the EU labour market; youth employment policy such as the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative; digitalisation and rights of persons with disabilities.

Leonardo Manganelli

Content Manager

Leonardo is a, half-Italian half-British, 19 year old student of Political Sciences and American Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Europe and the European Union were a part of his whole life, whether it was in his school or his parents’ work. His passion for politics and Europe lead to his joining both AEGEE-Frankfurt and the organising team of Pulse of Europe in March 2017. Even though he left the latter in November 2017, he continues to do all he can within AEGEE. Aside of his work for Y Vote, he currently holds the position of president of AEGEE-Frankfurt, moderator of the Public Relations Committee’s Design team, Moderator and PR responsible for the Politics Interest Group of AEGEE-Europe

Dorothea Harles

External Relations Manager

Dorothea is a master student in sociology at the university of Leipzig. She is an AEGEE member for more than three years and has been actively involved in the network before coming to the Y Vote project. During her studies and internships she gained experience on the topic of participation at elections and youth engagement. In the Y vote project, she is concerend with the external relations.

Philipp Blum

Project Manager

Philipp is a 28 year old computer scientist from Germany. Since he discovered AEGEE in 2013, he has been an active volunteer ever since. Now the project manager of the Y Vote project, his interests include photography, traveling, design and web development. One of his first events was a Y Vote Convention on Education and Mobility in 2014, which got him interested in European Politics and which inspired him to work on Y Vote nearly 5 years later.

Elitsa Hadzhieva

Financial & Fundraising Manager

Elitsa is a 25 years old political scientist from Bulgaria that loves to talk a lot and sometimes is about serious topics like the European Union, Structured Dialogue and elections. Right now she is finishing her Master’s degree in European integration and diplomacy in the EU with the topic of youth policy-making in the EU and the Structured dialogue process. Her first ever AEGEE event was a Y vote debate on the topic of compulsory voting in Sofia in 2014. One year later she became a member of AEGEE-Sofia motivated by a charming Italian Summer University and 3 years later she is the president of her local, part of the current Y vote project team and having no free time and other interests in her life.

Viola Bianchetti

Comité Directeur appointed member

Viola is a 25 years old student of Political Science, born in Italy and currently living between Germany and Brussels. She joined AEGEE in 2013 and her first European event was a Y Vote 2014 convention. That experience motivated her to become more active in AEGEE and to get involved in a European project dealing with active European citizenship and youth involvement in decision-making (Your Vision for EUrope). She is now part of the Board of Directors (Comité Directeur) of AEGEE-Europe and she is in charge of supporting the Y Vote team, thereby fulfilling her dream to contribute to the new edition of the project which brought her into AEGEE.

Nadia Deis

Project Officer

Nadia is one of two project officers of the “YEP: Why European Parliament” project. Before working for AEGEE, she worked in the Directorate General for Communication in the European Parliament, and after for a Danish Member of the European Parliament, while on the side writing her master thesis on “Local level Europe”. She holds a master degree in Public Administration and a bachelor in EU Studies, and have ground game experience with national EU campaigns.