Tartu, Estonia

21/02/2019

Would you like to explore an innovative approach towards social inclusion? Create youth friendly environments for eParticipantion?

What about enjoying the country of Skype and online voting for a 4 days event focused on empowering, developing and involving young people in the decision-making process in the EU?

Have you ever wondered what would be the feeling of taking face-to-face with Members of the European Parliament. Commissioners or even your local government officials, and share with them your ideas for the future of Europe?

One of the best opportunities to do that would be during the Y Vote convention on Social Inclusion in the green Estonia in one of the 3 biggest cities – Tartu.

Y Vote aims to empower young people to make informed choices at the European Parliament elections while developing the needed knowledge about topics that are relevant for young Europeans. To reach this goal, seven conventions, corresponding to the topics of the EU Youth Agenda, are organised. As participant, you will learn about the functioning of the EU, Social Inclusion in the EU and discuss how to become active in society.

The result of this events is a set of political recommendations on the topic, which will be combined with all other convention results and then be presented to stakeholders: Our Agenda for Europe.

Date: 21st – 24th of February 2019
Place: Tartu, Estonia
Fee: Deposit of 30€*
Travel reimbursement: Up t0 90€**
Organisers: AEGEE-Tartu, Y Vote, Equal Rights Working Group and AEGEE-Europe
Facebook: https://www.fb.com/events/1934349626651136/
Apply via: https://goo.gl/forms/Tu2QQMyyrd9w1a0u1
Apply until 11.01.2019

Included

  • Workshops, discussions & more
  • Accomodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • A chill social programme with cultural dinner
  • A project hub to create ideas for a follow up

Learning points:

  • How do the EU institutions function together?
  • What does the EU have in store for including young people in society?
  • How can I take part in shaping the EU of tomorrow?
  • How could I interact with politicians?
  • What other ways do I have to get to know more about the EU?

Outcomes:

  • A set of recommendations for our agenda for Europe on the topic of social inclusion in the EU
  • Your ability to be a multiplier and inform people on the European Parliament elections 2019
  • 40 new friends from all over Europe
  • Great ideas for new projects regarding the topic of social inclusion, and eParticipation

The participants selection will be done with all organising entities, and the results be shared within 9 days after the application deadline. We encourage all young people, AEGEE members and not, to apply for this event.

This convention is part of the project “My Europe, My Say!”, which is made possible with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The event is financially supported by Hasartmängumaksu Nõukogu (Estonian Council of the Gambling Tax).

*The deposit fee will be given back to you upon the attendance of the event.

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

 

Speakers

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.


Antonia von Richthofen

Content Manager

Antonia is 22 years old and currently in her final year studying Communication Science and Sociology in Germany. Besides her academic career, she also dreams of higher goals, of strange countries, adventures and heated debates on political issues. When she found AEGEE in the winter of 2016 she thought: what better place is there to experience all that? After no time she became a board member of her local, AEGEE-Dresden, and left for her adventure – an Erasmus in Spain. However, since she deeply needed AEGEE by then, you can find her now being involved as Subcommissioner of the Networkcommission, as a member of PRC and as Policy Officer of the Equal Rights Working Group, through which position she also took the opportunity to engage in the Y Vote project at last.


Miroslav Mitrofanov

Member of the European Parliament

Miroslav Mitrofanov is a Latvian Member of the European Parliament from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. He holds a degree in Biology and has a journalistic background. Mr Mitrofanov was member of the Latvian parliament for 2 terms and now as an MEP he is part of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Committee on Petitions.


Saul Furones Ballesteros

Trainer

Saul is a Law and Business Graduate, politically involved since he was a teenager as taking part in some local movements before joining AEGEE three years ago. Once he experienced the freedom of movement participating in mobility programs, he became a big fan of the EU and joined the ERWG to work for a more equal Europe where everyone is happy, regardless who you love or wherever you come from.


Spyros Papadatos

President of AEGEE-Europe


Monika Mojak

Secretary General of AEGEE-Europe