The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European Youth Foundation and the Youth Sector of the Council of Europe, is organising the Youth Assembly 2012: Youth and Democracy, the young generation sacrificed? in Strasbourg on 5-7 October 2012.
The opening session will take place in the Hemicycle of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Palais de l'Europe) on 5 October (from 2.30 to 6.00 pm) with the participation of Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Maria Paschou, Chairperson of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe.
Members of the Parliamentary Assembly and around 170 young people (selected from more than 500 applicants) from member states, observer states and states whose parliaments are partners for democracy to the PACE will open debate on youth's current challenges to democracy.
During the next two days, young participants will debate in working groups at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg on different themes such as: democracy and new social media, democracy and access to social rights, democracy and youth participation, democracy and migration, democracy and citizenship education, just to mention a few, trying to formulate their recommendations on how young people can better benefit from and contribute to the development of more democratic and more inclusive societies.
The Youth Assembly, organised in the framework of the World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 5-11 October 2012), will send from 8 to 11 October, 40 young representatives who will present works of the Youth Assembly 2012 and who will transmit their recommendations to the Forum
For more information, please read the attached Programme.