The Europe We Want

Date

20 Nov 2017 16:30

Address

Yehudi Menuhin Space
European Parliament
1047  Brussels
Belgium

Section

Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

Eurochild would like to invite you to the event "The Europe We Want" organised with UNICEF Brussels under the auspices of Mr. Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament to celebrate Universal Children's Day. The event will take place on November 20 from 16:30 to 18:30 hrs at the Yehudi Menuhin space in the European Parliament in Brussels.

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, the European Parliament together with the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights will host a debate with 18 children and young people from 15 countries aimed at promoting children and young people's participation and ensuring that current and future MEPs are committed to realising children's rights.

The panel discussion will revolve around four values: Solidarity, Inclusion, Non-discrimination, Democracy and Peace.

#WorldChildrensDay #EuropeWeWant

Please find below a draft programme of the event:
 

  • Welcome by MEPs Anna Maria Corazza Bildt & Caterina Chinnici, Co-Chairs of the EP Intergroup on Children's Rights
  • Introduction by Sandie Blanchet (Director at UNICEF) and Jana Hainsworth (Secretary General of Eurochild) 
  • Opening by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament

Moderated by James Kanter, 'EU correspondent' from the New York Times. 
The children will ask questions to the panellists.

Panellists include:
 

  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Co-Chair of the EP Intergroup on Children's Rights
  • Caterina Chinnici, Co-Chair of the EP Intergroup on Children's Rights
  • HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta
  • Margaret Tuite, European Commission Coordinator for the Rights of the Child
  • Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of the Fundamental Rights Agency's “Equality and Citizens' Rights” department
  • Magnus Jagerskog, Secretary General of Bris
  • Video Call with refugee children
  • Conclusions by Sandie Blanchet (Director at UNICEF) and Jana Hainsworth (Secretary General of Eurochild)

The event will be followed by a reception.

Register latest by 16 November at 17 hrs.

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