Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Centre)Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warsaw
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 13h00-16h30
Welcoming coffee, registration and networking
Importance of the 2019 European elections. How to strengthen European democracy? Voice of young europeans:
Jakob ESMANN, Public Affairs and Press Adviser, Danish Youth Council
Esther Elmegaard Bæk, Adviser, Democracy and Youth, Danish Youth Council
Aleksandra POLAK, European Parliament Information Office, Warsaw
Róża RZEPLIŃSKA, Stowarzyszenie 61
Bartosz KULCZYCKI, Warsaw Youth Council
Moderator: Maciej GIERS, Joanna ŚNIEG, In.Europa Institute
Conference European dream increase the awareness of European institutions and politics, especially on European Parliament elections.
Although the European Parliament is elected during a massive election, national considerations usually dominate vote choice. European citizens are not interested in European elections, they tend to abstain more, and they tend to use their vote as a way to protest against, or to reward, national governments, depending on the national electoral cycle. It would be also an occasion to sum-up the 15thyears after the enlargement.
During the conference we want young people to actively contribute and to share with us their thoughts on how to improve how to strengthen European democracy. It would be great opportunity to give voice to young people to participate in the debate about EU future. Their contribution will inform and enrich the debate among policymakers.
In.Europe We Trust. Welcoming remarks:
Anna RADWAN, President of In.Europa Institute
Rafał TRZASKOWSKI, Mayor of Warsaw
Jyrki KATAINEN, European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth and Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission Vice-President
Aleksander KWAŚNIEWSKI, President of the Republic of Poland, 1995-2005
Moderator: Anna KALCZYŃSKA, TVN journalist
Cocktail buffet and networking