Join a Youth Seminar with your class or youth group for a unique opportunity to meet other European young people and discuss topics relevant to today’s Europe.
During a Youth Seminar, young people from different European countries brainstorm together and debate social challenges, then present their solutions to a Member of the European Parliament.
A multicultural experience for young citizens
A Youth Seminar is an activity for groups that takes place in Brussels, Strasbourg or online. Each seminar addresses a key challenge for the future of Europe, such as climate change, digitalisation or education, and includes:
- An introduction to the European Parliament, how European democracy works and how it affects citizens’ lives;
- Idea Labs where participants are divided into groups to discuss the topics, identify challenges, and vote on potential solutions;
- A closing session where groups present their ideas to a Member of the European Parliament.
This activity aims to encourage critical thinking and participation in the democratic process. Participants will have to overcome cultural, linguistic and social differences during the debates and vote in order to reach a common solution, just as Members of the European Parliament do.
Request a Youth Seminar
Group leaders – student representatives, teachers, university professors, lecturers or assistants – can fill in an online request for a Youth Seminar.
- Participants’ age: 16-18 or 18-26 years old;
- Number of participants: minimum 10; maximum 40;
- Language: English, French or German. Other languages are possible upon request and subject to availability;
- Location: Youth seminars normally take place in Brussels or Strasbourg. Upon availability, you can also opt for an online Youth Seminar.
Once the request is confirmed, the group leader will receive all necessary information. Groups with similar ages, interests and languages are matched to take part in a Youth Seminar together.
The onsite Youth Seminars in Brussels and Strasbourg are a full-day activity, while the online version is designed to last 3 hours.
For any questions about Youth Seminars, you can contact email@example.com.
Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament
Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament. Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport. The Zweig entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.