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What is the role of young people in the future of Europe?  

​​​​​​​​​​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Bureau meeting ​on 11 September will include an online event with students, young people and young local politicians from across Europe.

Participants will be invited to discuss with politicians working at both local and EU level aspects of both the future of Europe and the role of young people.


  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions​
  • Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner, Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia​
  • Gabriele Bischoff, MEP


  • Prof. Dr. Michael ​Kaeding, University of Duisburg-Essen

The event will take place exclusively online and will be streamed on YouTube from the plenary hall of the Landtag building in Düsseldorf.


2.30 p.m. - 2.35 p.m.

Welcoming address from Prof. Dr. Kaeding, introduction of panellists and information on the programme

2.30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Topic 1: Is Europe fit for the future?

3 p.m. - 3.25 p.m.

Topic 2: What should the Conference on the Future of Europe seek to achieve and how can young people get involved?

3.25 p.m. - 3.50 p.m.

Topic 3: What specific action should local politicians take to get young people interested in politics in general and Europe in particular?

3.50 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closing remarks from the moderator

Registration and questions

Participation at the event is by registration only. When registering, those interested may also submit questions or concerns. Between 10 and 15 questions will be selected for the politicians to answer.

Follow the liv​estream here

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