About the event
The European Youth Debate 2022 -- Milan (#EYD2022) is the seventh edition of a forum hosted by the student association European Generation. The EYD is an empowering and engaging experience for students who have the chance to think as policy-makers, to meet outstanding European institutional figures and to grow their interest on European issues.
The event will span over three days and its goal is to bring together students passionate about the European Union to discuss on concrete suggestions for the Union’s future.
At the beginning of 2022, we are starting to see the end of the Covid-19 pandemic especially thanks to the exceptional delivery of vaccines around the world, even though there still is high inequality between developed and developing countries.
However, the crisis is not over yet, new challenges are arising in the international arena, in particular following the escalation of the situation in Ukraine affecting the international political, economic and social equilibrium with massive consequences for citizens of the world. The crisis has to be taken as an opportunity for change towards a better tomorrow. Therefore, students and young citizens of the world need to discuss and take action to shape their future.
With this priority in mind, we have carefully selected the following topics for the 2022 edition of the European Youth Debate:
Climate & Development
Energy for Europe
The Future of Enlargement
Europe in Space
Our aim is to voice our idea of the European Union, present detailed proposals to politicians and the public as well as to connect with students from different nationalities and backgrounds to better understand the Europe we live in. We believe that our active engagement in today’s politics is essential to our future.
The EYD will begin with an inspiring opening event including key note speeches from politicians, professors and journalists. This will be followed by one-and-a-half days of collaborative working in four different round tables each developing one of the four themes mentioned. The last day will be used to present the proposals in a general assembly.