• The chance to share opinions with other young people from across Europe and the world on issues such as democracy, e-democracy, sustainable development and social justice.

Interested? You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as for practical reasons we can only take into consideration the first 1000 applications.

The top 100 of these will be selected for the school and will be contacted by mid-February 2016 at the latest.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications.



What is it?

The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament will organise its second "School of Democracy", from 20 - 22 April 2016, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Over the course of three days, 100 young people from both inside and outside the EU will discuss the major issues facing Europe and the world. From democracy, e-democracy, globalisation, sustainable development and social justice to the threats of populism and extremism, participants will have the chance to debate with experts from the political, economic and academic worlds.

For more information, please contact: s-d.democracy-school@europarl.europa.eu.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply you have to be between 18 and 25 and be passionate about progressive politics. Participants from last year's event will not be considered for this year's edition.

There will be interpretation in the main languages of the EU, but a good knowledge of English would be an advantage.

Practical information

Travel, hotel and meal expenses will be paid.

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