Apply now for the chance to join us in Italy on 20-22 April for the second edition of our School of Democracy.

If you are selected you will have the chance to share your opinions with other young people from across Europe and the world on issues such as democracy, e-democracy, sustainable development and social justice.


Registration is closed.

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.

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

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A detailed programme is attached below

Weiterführende Nachrichten


Die S&D Fraktion fordert die EU-Kommission auf, ihre Ambitionen für Jugendliche höher zu schrauben


Beschäftigungspolitische Leitlinien: Gegen den Widerstand der EVP setzt die S&D Fraktion fortschrittliche Maßnahmen für einen gerechten Wiederaufbau durch


Die EU muss helfen, unsere Bildungssysteme zu einem sozialen Aufzug für alle zu machen, sagt die S&D Fraktion