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The Community Enterprise of the Municipality of Thessaloniki – KEDITH- organized digitally in the framework of the implementation of the project “Be Active – Shape Europe” funded by the European Program Europe for Citizens a 4-day conference: two days of dialogue and workshops (12 and 15 March 2020) and two days of European Parliament simulation (13 and 14 March 2020) with the participation of all members of the consortium to the project, aged 15-30 years old was realized on Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14 and Monday 15 March 2021 with great success!

The Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr Konstantinos Zervas and the President of the Community Enterprise and soon to be Vice Mayor of Education, Ms Ioanna Kosmopoulou opened up the conference with their remarks and advise to the young participants.

The conference was implemented in two distinct events and its topic and subtopics were:

  • DIALOGUE AND WORKSHOP, on Friday 12 and Monday 15 March 2021, 17.00-21.00 EET(short break included) . It entailed online dialogue and workshops during which groups of young people addressed the issues listed below.
    ‘The rise of Euroscepticism in Europe VS European Elections’
    – The new European Parliament: priorities and challenges of the new term
    – Building the future of Europe focusing on green growth and the new green deal
    – The European Citizenship and what EU should do to better reach its citizens
    – Challenges of the EU’ s cohesion and solidarity: migration issue and financial crisis
    – The Youth’ Voice in Europe, a reality or a utopia?
    – Participatory democracy in the European Union


  • EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SIMULATION,  on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March 2021, 12.00-17.00 EET (lunch break included)  with participants fully representing a formal sitting, addressing the issue of ‘The raise of Euroscepticism in Europe VS the European Elections’ and reaching a resolution. Participants discussed the key role of European elections, as to the results of the elections and the work achieved by the current MEPs up to now (topics, priorities, productivity, BREXIT, covid-19, etc.)


The AGENDA to the 4-day Conference was implemented as designed.
Schedule of the Activities (time in CET)

Friday 12 March 2021
16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Session 1
17:30 – 18:00 Short Break
18:00 – 20:00 Workshop Session 2

Saturday 13 March 2021
11:00 – 13:00 Simulation Session 1
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Simulation Session 2

Sunday 14 March 2021
11:00 – 13:00 Simulation Session 3
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Simulation Session 4

Monday 15 March 2021
16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Session 3
17:30 – 18:00 Short Break
18:00 – 19:00 Workshop Session 4
19:00 – 20:00 Closing of the Activities and the Project

The opinions voiced were recorded and reported upon, in a POLICY PAPER curated by the Community Enterprise of Thessaloniki.

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As this was the final event to the BASE project, KEDITH wishes to thank you all for your time and ideas and we remain optimistic that we will manage to meet again, as

projects like the Be Active- Shape Europe are at the heart of many EU programs, EUROPE FOR CITIZENS in particular, and very close to our heart!

Till we meet again, stay safe and PARTICIPATE!

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