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On November 26th we welcome you to a party at one of Brussels hot clubs, the Bazaar. In this informal atmosphere participants can get to know each other, dance and enjoy the oriental atmosphere and buffet.
Evening Welcome Party
Sunday, 26th November 2006 at the Bazaar Club
|18:30||Short Welcome Address|
European Voluntary Service - 10 years and 30.000 reasons to celebrate
|18:45||Buffet-Dinner and Opening of the dance floor|
|21:00||Intercultural Juleklapp Game|
Exchange of the gifts prepared by all participants attending the evening party.
Transfer to the hostel
Event "10 Years of Solidarity and Active Citizenship - European Voluntary Service 1996-2006"
Monday, 27th November 2006 in the Le Plaza Hotel
The morning session will start with a photo shooting after the registration followed by a welcome speech by Commissioner Figel' and two panel discussions.
After the lunch break, topics can be discussed in smaller groups so called "table discussions". Each table discussion will have a specific topic, for which the participants will register in advance. Former volunteers, EVS organisations, National Agencies, but also policy-makers and representatives of the European institutions will attend these groups so that a true European dialogue can be expected. The specific topic on each table will be introduced by a "table manager", an expert in the specific field. After the introduction, the participants have the chance to discuss which each other, ask questions to the expert and get to know examples from others. One table discussion participant will be selected as the table speaker (rapporteur) who will present the discussion results to the other conference attendees in the afternoon plenary session.
|9:30||Preparation of participants for photo shoot|
Welcome speech by Commissioner Ján Figel’
|10:20||Panel Discussion I:|
EVS - from the beginning to today
|11:05||Panel discussion II:|
EVS - the future
|13:00||Table discussions in smaller groups|
|14:45||Plenary: Presentation of table discussion results|
|15:45||Statement by Margot Wallström (Vice President of the European Commission, Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy)|
|16:00||Closing Speech by Pierre Mairesse (Director for youth, sport and relations with the citizen, DG Education and Culture, European Commission)|
|16:15||End of the festivities|