Speaking up about Europe

20 June 2018 | How to kill two birds with one stone and empower young people who are passionate about Europe by giving them skills and knowledge? Organise a book club!

JEF Brussels organised a small event with the aim to have deep discussion around the five topics that are part of the Enjoy Your Future project (youth, employment, integration, borders and criminal organisations). A book club seemed the best format for this: a small group, books and articles to give the background knowledge, and the opportunity for all participants to speak up and voice their ideas about Europe. 

To encourage participants to speak up, we organised a little competition in which we gave a little prize for the best interventions by participants on each of the five topics. This inspired participants to keep talking about Europe, also beyond this event, now that they were strengthened by knowledge and skills. 

Do you want to be part of the next book club? Follow the JEF Brussels’ Facebook Page to stay tuned about upcoming events.