Youth, YOU can make a change! Cairo event to highlight EU support for young Egyptians
July 27, 2017
An event will take place in Cairo on Monday 31 July, highlighting success stories, achievements and concrete results of EU cooperation in support of young people in Egypt. The event – “Youth, YOU can make a change” – is hosted by the EU Delegation to Egypt at the GrEEK Campus in Cairo, and organised by the regional communication programme ‘EU Neighbours South’.
The Info Soirée will give the floor to inspiring young Egyptians who have benefitted from EU-funded initiatives. It aims at raising awareness about EU cooperation and its direct impact on beneficiaries, and at providing youth and civil society with a platform to network and exchange ideas.
The event will be addressed by the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, and will bring together over 120 youth and representatives of media and civil society organisations.
It will include a panel discussion offering the audience information on EU opportunities, ranging from education, technical and vocational education and training, entrepreneurship, and support to youth policy development. The evening will wrap up with an exhibition of selected EU-funded projects targeting youth and a music performance.
The Cairo event falls within the #EU4YOUTH social media driven campaign (Facebook, Twitter) aimed at raising awareness of EU-funded youth initiatives in the Southern Neighbourhood countries. The campaign targets one million young people in the 18-35 age group, in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.