Festival of Europe: focus on youth (May 9, 2013)
Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, wanted the Festival of Europe to focus on youth, a priority for President Hollande.
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, he met, on May 9, with the representatives of the European Youth Parliament as well as French lycée students who participated in a European election campaign simulation. It provided an opportunity to highlight the European initiatives promoted by France aimed at responding to youth concerns.
Mr. Repentin attended a presentation of the “Eurolycées” project organized by the “Association Civisme et Démocratie” (Citizenship and Democracy Association) at the European Parliament Information Office in France alongside European deputies.
On this occasion, the minister delegate exchanged views with the lycée students on Europe. The “Eurolycées” project allowed lycée students to develop ideas and recommendations on the EU’s energy and environmental future during European election campaign simulations.