1-7 May 2017

The 8th edition of the European youth week will highlight solidarity and the social commitment of young people in Europe. The week will be a chance to inform people about opportunities with Erasmus+ and will give young people a chance to shape future EU policy.

Shape it, move it, be it

Shape it, move it, be it is the slogan of the European Youth Week 2017.

The week will encourage young people to:

European Youth Week is a celebration of the massive contribution young people make to Europe.

The week will put the spotlight on inspiring stories of the people engaging young people through Erasmus+ projects. These stories will demonstrate how individuals have used Erasmus+ to promote values such as solidarity, inclusion, democracy or active citizenship. Through hard work and innovative thinking, these people have managed to make a real impact and change their communities and the lives of the people around them.

In Brussels

The European Commission will host a conference in to discuss future EU Youth Strategy's priorities and instruments. The Commission will invite the participants based on their expertise, and to ensure the participation of a wide range of youth policy experts, Member State authorities, youth workers, youth organisations and young people. Inspiring change-makers will meet Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, visit the European Parliament and share their stories as part of the celebration.

Get involved around Europe

European Youth Week 2017 will consist of a broad range of events and activities organised in all 33 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme, with the coordination and organisation of events entrusted to the Erasmus+ National Agencies for Youth.

Anyone can organise a European Youth Week event. Make sure it's related to:

Get in touch with Erasmus+ National Agency for Youth in your country. Soon you will have the opportunity to register your event here.