Ten young people from all over Europe stay at IPC from the 6th to the 12th of May working together with ten IPC students – all in the name of democracy 🧠💪 They are a part of something called ‘Young Europe is Voting’, which means they have one week to discuss, plan, and bring new ideas to the table in how young people around Europe can be become more motivated to vote in the upcoming European election ✒️🇪🇺🔜
This is happening at ten different Folk High Schools in Denmark, which means that 200 young Europeans are working hard to strengthen the voice of the youth!
By the end of the week they will all gather at the ‘Youth Island’ in Copenhagen and meet the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, who will kick-off the weekend.
Read more about ‘Young Europe is Voting’ here: https://www.yeiv.eu
International People’s College is an active partner in the European project Youth Summit Denmark: Young Europe is Voting. The project is funded by the European Parliament and is a joint initiative of the Danish organisation Nyt Europa, FFD-Federation of Folk High Schools in Denmark and nine other Danish Folk High Schools (Egmont Højskolen, Grundtvigs Højskole, Gymnastikhøjskolen i Ollerup (Official), Idrætshøjskolen Aarhus, Højskolen Østersøen, International People’s College, Krogerup Højskole, Silkeborg Højskole, Uldum Højskole and Vrå Højskole).
“The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 for encouraging peace and democracy. The EU has the ability to function as a starting point of global partnerships. However, new risks and challenges have emerged in connection to globalization. How influential will the EU become in a new global order? How are the EU relations with the USA, China and Russia now and how will they be in the future? Will the EU be able to establish a more balanced partnership with the African countries? These and many other questions will be argued and discussed in ‘EU in the world’.”