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Shape it, move it, be it - European Youth Week, 1–7 May
The eighth edition of the European Youth Week will take place across Europe from 1 to 7 May 2017. It will highlight the solidarity and social commitment of young people in Europe, inform and celebrate the Erasmus+ programme and serve to listen to young people's ideas on how to shape the future of EU youth policy.
With the slogan "Shape it, move it, be it", European Youth Week will encourage young people to shape their future by participating in the discussions on the future of EU youth policy, to move abroad with Erasmus+ mobility experience and to be part of the newly launched European Solidarity Corps, which gives an opportunity to young people to express their solidarity with those in need.
Young people are making a big difference in Europe, and European Youth Week celebrates their achievements.
Youth Week will put the spotlight on inspiring stories of change-makers in the field of youth and their projects under Erasmus+ to encourage more young people to get engaged. To celebrate their stories and illustrate the human impact of the Erasmus+ programme, before and during the Week we will share the stories of people who have made remarkable contributions to Europe's challenges, including solidarity, inclusion, democracy and active citizenship. These are people who have achieved change in their community, inspired other people and developed innovative ideas. They have changed their lives and the lives of others.
In Brussels, the European Commission will arrange discussions around the priorities and instruments of future EU Youth Strategies. The Commission will invite participants in order to ensure participation by a wide range of youth policy experts, Member State authorities, youth workers, youth organisations and young people in general. Inspiring change-makers will meet Commissioner Navracsics, visit the European Parliament and share their stories at the celebration of the Week.
European Youth Week 2017 will consist of a broad range of events and activities organised in all 33 countries participating in the European Union'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 related to:
- Solidarity and the European Solidarity Corps
- Mobility and Erasmus+ 30 year anniversary celebrations
- Participation and youth policy making
To register your event or get involved in other regional or national events, visit the website www.youthweek.eu, which gives an overview of the activities organised throughout Europe.
Further information is also available from the National Agencies for Youth of the Erasmus+ programme