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March 21, 2018: “Why Europe Matters, Youth Speak Up” conference at European Committee of the Regions in Brussels was designed to foster the dialogue between young Europeans, policy-makers and business representatives.

Paul Bulcke, Chairman, Nestlé

Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Christian Klein, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Chief Operating Officer

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April 11, 2018

“Why Europe Matters” campaign wins Out of the Box Award 2018

On 11 April, JA Europe and ERT received the “Out of the Box Award 2018” for the “Why Europe Matters” campaign. The award recognizes good practices of collaboration between companies, the civil sector, universities and young people in promotion of the European dream. The “Why Europe Matters” campaign was selected thanks to its combination of the promotion of entrepreneurship, solidarity,…
March 23, 2018

Youth Speak Up for a better quality education, jobs and a safer Europe

The final event of the 'Why Europe Matters' campaign took place on 21 March at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The occasion - held under the patronage of the Bulgarian EU Presidency - was designed to foster the dialogue between young Europeans, policy-makers and business representatives. Lilyana Pavlova, the Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency , opened the…
March 23, 2018

PHOTOS-Innovation Workshop in Brussels

On 20 March 2018, prior to the "Youth Speak Up" conference, JA students from 9 European countries took part in a innovation workshop to bring new ideas for the future of Europe. Their worked with volunteers from ERT companies who help them to shape their ideas on the three main concerns highlighted in the "Why Europe Matters" survey: Quality Education…
March 22, 2018

PHOTOS- Youth Speak Up

On 21 March, the 'Why Europe Matters - Youth Speak Up' event took place in Brussels, gathering 34 young people from across Europe, to engage in a dialogue with policy-makers and business representatives. Young people presented ideas on how to improve quality education, youth employment and security in Europe to a high level jury composed of several MEPS, ministers, CEOs…
March 22, 2018

The European Union matters to young people

An article published in POLITICO. Whatever the topic, whether it’s employment, education, security, or the environment, more Europe and closer co-operation is the answer. This is, in short, the conclusion of a survey amongst more than 4,500 young Europeans between 16 and 25 years of age, from across 31 countries.
October 19, 2017

The future of Europe is now

By Brian Ager, Secretary General, European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). The European Union seems to be in a better shape than little more than a year ago, when the EU was put under pressure as a result of the disappointing Brexit referendum outcome and the highly mediatised rise of populist anti-EU political movements in several Member States. The Dutch…