On 29th-30th April 2019, Aïssatou Touré, ACP YPN Policy Officer, and Sarah Gane, ACP YPN Expert were invited at the European Parliament in Brussels to the European Youth Week 2019, under the theme “Democracy and me” aiming to explore the ways young people can influence decisions and be active in society.
The European Youth Week takes place every second year aiming to celebrate and promote youth activities through events organized in all countries participating in Erasmus+ program bringing together young people, project participants, youth organisations and policy-makers. It is organized by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in partnership with the European Parliament and involving other Directorates-General of the European Commission.
Sarah and Aissatou alongside Celine Fabrequette, African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE); Martin Dethier and Mildred Nzau (AU- EU Youth Cooperation Hub); Karimot Odebode (One Champion); Guewaratou Zongo ( G5 Sahel Youth Voices) were invited on the European External Action Service stand to discuss and interact with participants about their respective work in youth-related projects.
Sarah and Aissatou were in charge of monitoring a Trivia Quiz, aiming to raise awareness and share knowledge on youth participation and involvement in politics in Europe and beyond. Cooperating with the young people invited on the stand, we set several questions for the quiz aiming neighborhood countries, African countries, and Europe as a whole. An interactive and fun way to discover different political contexts through concrete data, compare Europe and other parts of the world to make links but also promote connections among participants.
This event was perfectly included in the whole stand activity, among small roundtables, SDG games, pictures and Commission sensitization stand on youth and social inclusion.
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