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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

‘Protests and activism in time’ will be the main theme of this year’s Congress of Young Europeans taking place in Prague. The selected participants from all over Europe will reflect on the protest movements in the past and discuss the role of youth activism in shaping our future.

About the event

At the four-day congress in Prague, selected participants will have the chance to come together in a historically important Central European capital to discuss their visions of Europe’s future. Participants will reflect on the protest movements from 1968 and 1989 and debate issues that concern them today as well as ways in which they can mobilise to shape the future for the better. In addition to this, the Green European Foundation (GEF) will contribute to the congress with a pre-event online course, providing for a common knowledge base for all participants, as well as a platform for debates ahead of their trip to Prague.


Thursday August 30

18:00-22:00 Opening event and dinner reception

Friday 31 August

9:30-10:30 Welcome remarks & ‘tuning in’

10:30-12:30 ‘It’s Our Turn’ – plenary discussion with young activists, politicians and artists

14:00-17:30 City walks in Prague

17:30-19:30 Film screening: ‘Leave/Stay’ followed by discussion with Imre Loránd Balázs, film director

 Saturday September 1

9:30-10:00 Introduction of the community space Studio ALTA

10:00-12:00 WORKSHOPS: Protest Movements and Activism

  • Participatory action research in activism
  • The use of artistic tools in contemporary activism – Studio ALTA
  • Human Rights
  • 1968 Protests and their meaning in Europe

13:30-15:30 Participants’ presentations and discussion

16:00-18:00 WORKSHOPS: Our Role in Public Spaces

  • Sustainable urban development
  • Alternative urbanisation
  • Active citizenship and supporting young people in public spaces
  • Art and culture shaping public spaces

19:30-21:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Europe

Sunday September 2

9:30-11:30 WORKSHOPS: Our Future of Europe

  • European green activism
  • How young people may have an impact in shaping the future of the EU
  • Roots of flight and migration in Europe
  • Safeguarding democracy in the EU

11:45-13:30 Presentations from workshops – Follow-up

14:45-16:00 Evaluation and closing

16:30-19:00 Film screenings and discussion


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung Prague and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

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