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Local event in Austria

Round Table and Workshop
Youth Political Engagement Tools & Methodology
What is Europe to you?

InterAktion organized and implemented a round table and workshop under the European Project "Youth action towards respecting EU common Values” and acronym “EUVALUE" was held in Trofaiach, on October 24th 2022.

The event entitled "What is Europe to you" was organized in order to give to young people the opportunity to learn the available tools and methodologies to engage themselves in politics at this turning point EU is facing due to the raise of Euroscepticism and the lurking problems COVID-19.

The venue of the event was Stoschschloss, Rebenburggasse, Trofaiach.
The consortium was consisted of 8 EU countries: Latvia, Montenegro, Greece, Austria,
Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany.

The entire goal of this event was to promote the perspective of the perspective of active citizenship, including disadvantaged youth as it is evident that socioeconomic level plays a crucial role in political engagement and developing controversial behaviors. The successfully planned event was a part of a holistic attempt to understand the level of integration of politics in youth organizations and their role into fostering political engagement of youth into EU politics, by expressing their concerns and vision towards common challenges related to the European identity, diversity and the future of Europe among them and debate on their views of EU politics, policies and decision-making processes.

In this event were involved 30 participants

During the event, it was discussed how they are facilitating and increasing young involvement in politics. Participants were young citizens along with experts on EU politics. The event was open to different audiences and participants from all over EU were invited, focusing on how to best mobilize one’s personal resources and elevate active political participation and engagement, together with information on EU policies and decision making process.

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