The National Student Confederation along with JEF and UEF-Bulgaria have the pleasure of inviting you to the international seminar “E(U)volution: The Generation” which will be held in Sofia from 10 to 17 April 2016.
The project aims at informing young people how the European institutions work and the rights attached to the European citizenship in order to provide them with knowledge and skills for active participation in the democratic life of the union.The better young Europeans understand their rights as EU citizens, the more informed decisions they can take in their personal lives. This will lead to a more vibrant democratic life in Europe at all levels.
The participants will be acquainted with the efforts of the European federalists to strengthen European democracy, seek ways to improve the European political debate and develop strategies to raise the awareness and the information level of the young citizens about the various possibilities for creating and being part of the European civil society.
Through the exchange of ideas, methodology and best practices, combined with discussions with experts, politicians and representatives of EU institutions the participants will improve their skills in the European communication and acquire competence about how to develop activities fostering active European citizenship
The political, social, economic and cultural aspects that the seminar addresses will contribute to shape a vision how to strengthen European democracy and reaffirm the concept of active European citizenship.The ideas and knowledge generated during the course can be used by every participant and be implemented at local level.
Panel discussions, working groups, lectures, plenary sessions, simulation games and information market will be some of the methods used to debate these issues.
The rich social program will enable the participants to explore the night life in Sofia, enjoy a horse ride in Vitosha mountain (optional) and see the Rila Monastery, one of the most significant and picturesque monuments on the Balkans, part of the UNESCO book of world heritage.
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: EU Member states only
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: Travel expenses of the participants to Sofia and the way back to a maximum of 275 EUR
ACCOMMODATION: Double rooms in a 3* hotel in the city centre provided by the organizers.
FOOD: 3 meals/day provided by the organisers
PARTICIPATION FEE: 75 EUR/PERSON
Deadline for applying: 10 March 2016!!!