International Workshop Taking Place in Thessaloniki

european_parliament_with_flagsMore than 30 young people from Italy, Portugal, Romania and Greece will be meeting in Thessaloniki from February 20 to 22, in order to participate in the international workshop The European Youth Capital 2014, organized by the city of Thessaloniki.

The main issues that will be discussed during the workshop are the upcoming EU elections, the European Parliament and the expectations young people have from the new European Parliament that will emerge after the elections in May 2014. Furthermore, the participants will attempt to answer major questions, such as “Can young people find a better future within the EU?”

The selection process for participants, in all four countries, was through an electronic quiz, testing their knowledge on the European Union. The winners from Thessaloniki will be participating along the EYC 2014 volunteers and students from the Department of Journalism and Media of the Aristotle University.

The international workshop is the first in a series of actions that have been included in the Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014 campaign to enhance the participation of young people in the EU elections of May 2014.

All actions are organized under the “Go For Europe!” which is funded by the European Union’s Youth In Action program.

Meanwhile, Thessaloniki is also involved in another action that focuses on young people from Europe in regards to the job market. This event is organized by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in Thessaloniki and its subject will be: “Skills and employability: labor market opportunities for youth.”