Congress of Young Europeans

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The Congress of Young Europeans is an annual event, and this year it was organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Green European Foundation (GEF), the Ecopolis Foundation, and the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) in Budapest.

At the four-day Congress, selected participants from all over Europe had a chance to come together in this culturally diverse and politically charged Central-European capital and discuss their visions of the future of Europe.

The Budapest Congress was organized around the idea and theme of “CONTEMPORARY SPACE”: your understanding of and role in virtual, social, cultural, and all kinds of public spaces in Europe which is being re-defined the very moment you are reading this text.

The thematic priorities of the Budapest Congress entitled “(Re)Claim Your Space in Europe” were:

  • freedoms, rights and liabilities in the digital age,
  • urban future and
  • education for the future – the future of education

Additionally, special focus was placed on the current developments in Ukraine and its implications for Europe, and the asylum policies of the EU.