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European Youth Project
European Youth Project (working title) A series of events in Prague in October 2018 where young people will explore what it is to be European and what the EU should offer young people. The project will be targeted at young people in Central and Eastern Europe including the candidate countries. Age range approx.. 17-22 (older high schoolers and younger university students). The outcomes of the project will be: 1. To promote the engagement of young people with the EU and to demonstrate that they can actively participate with the EU policies and EU institutions on various levels. 2. To help foster the European identity by exploring common European values and by exposing the young people to their peers. 3. To obtain practical recommendations and ideas for the future of the EU. The overall aim of the programme is to develop a yearly tradition of meetings, which will enable participants from diverse backgrounds and beliefs to actively engage in European issues.
The Forum 2000 was founded in 1996 as a joint initiative of Václav Havel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and Japanese philanthropist Yohei Sasakawa. The Forum 2000 Foundation pursues the legacy of the late Czech President Václav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights, assisting the development of civil society, and encouraging religious, cultural and ethnic tolerance. It provides a platform for global leaders, as well as thinkers and courageous individuals from every field of endeavour, to openly debate and share these critical issues. The Foundation fulfils its mission through long-term projects and other ad hoc activities. The main projects include the annual Forum 2000 Conference with the associated program the Festival of Democracy, annual fair of non-profit organizations NGO Market, Democratic Solidarity focused on democratic processes in Latin America, Coalition for Democratic Renewal or the Interfaith Dialogue. During the last two decades, the Foundation has become a widely recognized among experts, built a solid reputation among the general public as well as a wide network of contacts, partners and long-term supporters who contribute to the development and constant improvement of the Foundation’s work. The Foundation also strives to ensure its financial sustainability by diversifying its sources of income and building long-term partnerships with supporters. Role of the Partner Organisation: To assist with the nomination of participants from individual countries (2-4 persons) and to help publicize the outcomes of the project in their respective countries. Especially partners from: AT, BG, DE, EE, LT, LV, HR, HU, PL