— At Brussels, Belgium.


Place: Headquarters of the Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium

Date: May 14-15-16, 2012

Duration: 3 days




Main theme: Sustainable schools and cities (for more information, read the Step by Step Guide, in the ‘Resource’ section)

Subtopics: Natural Resources, Energy, Consumption, Solidarity, Health, Transports, Biodiversity

Other topical approaches are proposed here (per type of action, or in reference to the 2010 International Youth Charter)




  • 70 to 80 young delegates aged 13-16
  • 12 to 15 facilitators aged 18-29 (co-facilitation of the workshops and national delegations’ referents)
  • 10 organizors (logistics)


  • 20 to 25 chaperons
  • 10 facilitators
  • 10 guests and speakers


European countries: 10 to 17

Confirmed: Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey

To be confirmed: Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden




Planned activities:

  • topical workshops: debates on differents identified topics
  • workshops on a collective production: writing of an open letter to the political decision-makers and creative workshops (communication tools, posters, radio, video, happening, music…)
  • Awareness raising Workshops
  • Field Visits in Brussels, related with the conference topic
  • Dialogue with the political representatives (European Deputies, Regions representatives, etc).


More details available in the Draft Programme.

You can also consult a general outline of the planned activities.


Expected Results


Co-writing by the youth of a European Open Letter to the decision makers, elaboration of communication tools on the youth commitments, contribution to Rio + 20, collaboration between youth and local/regional councilors, artistic exhibition on the youth local commitments.


Enlaces y vinculaciones externas o internas

Youth European Conference 2012