From 23 to 26 April 2015, Madrid was the place-to-be for all young members of the Youth Council for the Future (YCF). Some of Europe’s most committed teenagers attended the Get2Gather event in the Spanish capital and presented their calls for action. They elaborated the second edition of the European Youth Manifesto and discussed future challenges in Europe with a range of high-profile representatives from business and politics. The conference themes were determined by the young participants beforehand: gender equality, education, religion, diversity and employment. According to the teenagers, these are the most important challenges for Europe and need to be addressed by decision-makers from politics and politics.
The Youth Council for the future is a committee of enthusiastic young Europeans aged 15 to 24. All members have won the “My Europe” writing contests in their home countries and act as an advocacy group for the needs of young Europeans. Members are originally from the following 16 countries: Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Belgium.