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YES Forum - YO!Fest partner at the European Youth Event 2016

On 23-25 October, the YES Forum participated at the first YO!Fest preparatory meeting taking place in Brussels.

29/10 2015

During the European Youth Event (EYE) organised by the European Parliament, on 20-21 May 2016, 8000 young people will gather from all over Europe to meet with their peers, policy-makers and high-level speakers to exchange ideas on youth-related issues and debate under the motto “Together we can make a change”. As the EP’s main partner for the EYE2016, the European Youth Forum is organising  the YO!Fest (Youth Opinion), a political youth-led festival.

On 23-25 October, the YES Forum participated at the first YO!Fest preparatory meeting taking place in Brussels. The aim was to build a programme reflecting young people’s concerns and expectations. The brainstorming sessions and (sometimes) heated debates focused on creating an attractive YO!Fest, a youth-led space, a sustainable and inclusive event,  and enhancing advocacy. The YES Forum’s contribution was based on the input of its members.

The activities proposed by the youth organisations are interactive, have a highly qualitative content, and a great variety, ranging from political debates and workshops to games and educational activities. They will be clustered around similar lines as the EYE’s 5 themes: 

The next steps are to finalise the programme and register the groups of young participants. The YES Forum will bring a group of 36 participants to the EYE, in May 2016, in Strasbourg.