‘Your Europe, Your Say’ High School Conference, Brussels

Deadline: 30 November 2013
Open to: 16- and 17-year-olds from all European Union member states (see list HERE)
Venue:  26-28 March 2014 in Brussels, Belgium


So, you’re too young or think you don’t know enough about EU politics to vote… But who says you can’t still have your say?

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) would love to hear from you. So they have organised the most exciting, yet instructive, field trip ever … all the way to the EU’s capital … where 16- and 17-year-olds from all over Europe can meet like-minded students, talk to political leaders and exchange views.

The workshops will take place during the day on Thursday 27 March 2014. Students will arrive in Brussels on 26 March 2014 and will meet the other participants that evening. They will return home on 28 March 2014.


One school from each of the 28 European Union Member States will be picked at random and if yours is chosen, you might be one of the three lucky students who, together with their teacher, will be shown around Brussels, the EU district and sights.


The EESC will arrange and pay the accommodation expenses (two nights) of students and their teachers in Brussels. It will also arrange and pay travel expenses for the international airplane/train connection from their home country to Brussels (including connecting flights/long distance connecting trains if needed). Travel will be by air or train depending on the participants’ country of origin. The EESC will pay also transport from/to Brussels station or airport and the hotel. The EESC will not pay any domestic transport in the home country. This means that travel from/to the departure station or airport in the home country will not be reimbursed.


Teacher needs to apply via the online registration form HERE before the closing date on 30 November (midnight Brussels time).

You can contact the organizers with your questions by sending an email to: [email protected]

More information is available on Frequently Asked Questions page HERE and the official website HERE.

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