Call for participants Cross-border seminar Lille

Dear cross-borders,

It is with great pride that we present you the call for the second cross-border seminar which will take place in the city of Lille from 8 to 10 November 2013!

Breaking borders!

JEF Belgium makes part of a network of neighbouring JEF sections from the NetherlandsNorth Rhine-Westphalia (DE)Rheinland-Pfalz (DE) and Lille (FR) and the Jugendparlament of Luxemburg that has been established in 2012. Because of the success (they even won the JEF Europe success story award) of the first cross-border seminar which took place in Maastricht, we would like to welcome you all in Lille for the second cross-border seminar on Breaking borders: Nationalism and populism as a dangerous path for Europe? By attending the seminaryou will get the chance to discuss the new raise of nationalisms in the EU and the importance of breaking borders as a way to overcome this evolution. There will not only be discussions with the other participants, but we have also invited policy-makers and experts working on these issues to join the debate. The seminar will also be an occasion to exchange best practices for the work of your association with Europeans from other regions/countries.

Practical information:

  • Location: The second cross-border seminar will be held in Lille (France), which is mostly famous for being the second biggest city of France and for being the hometown of les Jeunes Européens Lille!
  • Date: 8 – 10 November 2013
  • Who: The seminar will gather around 40 young Europeans – from 18 to 30 years old – representing the countries and regions of the cross-border network
  • Working Language: English (note: your knowledge of English has not to be perfect!)
  • Participation fee: 50 euro (incl. food and accommodation) and your travel costs will be reimbursed up to 70%. People who don’t need any accommodation in Lille pay 30 euro.

**You want to be part of the seminar? Please apply HERE before 7 October, 12pm**

More information can be found on their website or don’t hesitate to contact the cross-border team via if you have still a specific question.


The Cross-border team

Group picture of the first cross-border seminar in Maastricht in 2012.
Group picture of the first cross-border seminar in Maastricht in 2012.