Young people from Gozo having their say for Malta in Europe

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Young people from Gozo having their say for Malta in EuropeThree students from Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School in Victoria, Gozo, accompanied by a teacher, will represent all the young people from Malta at a “Your Europe, Your Say” event taking place in Brussels, which will take place on 26-28 March 2014.

Next Tuesday, the 28th of January, during the course, a preparatory visit will take place at their school with Ms Anna-Maria Darmanin, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an advisory body of the European Union.

“Your Europe, Your Say” is a simulation of the EESC members’ work and is being held for the fifth year running. It will involve the participation of students from 28 schools chosen from among 700 applicant schools in the EU’s 28 Member States, i.e. one school from each Member State.

During this extraordinary meeting, approximately one hundred students representing young people in the EU will debate and negotiate a consensus on the most important priorities for young people in the run-up to the European elections of May 2014.

These students will also be able to hold discussions with the EESC president and with senior officials of the European Union.

During her visit to Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, Ms Anna-Maria Darmanin, a member of the EESC’s Group II (Workers,) will meet the students to help them prepare for the event. She will answer their questions and give them an overview of how the EESC works. She will explain how to conduct negotiations and form coalitions and will also give them a few tips on how to win the support of their allies.

For further information on “Your Europe, Your Say” and to watch a video of the 2013 event click here.

You can also get in touch with students in other schools on Facebook.

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