Ensemble 3.0: Franco-German Youth Exchange

 

In January 2022, young Europeans from France and Germany explored the topic “The Future of Europe and the Democratic Participation of Youth in the Political Process”, during the third Ensemble conference. The project Ensemble is running since 2020, with support from the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ-DFJW) and aims to offer a platform for young people to critically question the challenges of the coming years in an innovative bilingual setting of cultural and language exchange.

 We are excited to share below some of the highlights of the 3-day conference! 

During these three days participants engaged in a diverse programme held in French and German with simultaneous translation. This included exchanges with political decision-makers, team-building activities, an opening ceremony and panel debate, discussions in working groups, the General Assembly. Below you can rewatch some of the highlights of the conference.

 

What is Ensemble?

Opening Ceremony and Panel Debate of Ensemble 3.0, 28th of January 2022

Participants had the opportunity to interact with Almut Möller, State Secretary and Plenipotentiary of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the Federation, the European Union, and for foreign affairs; Christophe Arend, President of the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly’s Bureau, member of the National Assembly for La République en Marche!; Clara Föller, President of the Young European Federalists Germany and Hugo Leclerc, Founder and President of the Think Tank DenkFabrik.

 

Exchange with Daniel Mes, Cabinet Member of the Executive Vice President of the European Commission – Frans Timmermans.

On the last day of the conference, participants had the unique opportunity to discuss their proposed solutions with Daniel Mes and receive input on the solutions to challenges in European energy and climate as well as social and cultural policy.

Are you interested in reading the fresh ideas and solutions of Young Europeans to some of the most pressing issues of our time? Have a look at the Resolution Booklet here.

The third edition of #Ensemble has been awarded the honour of taking place within the French presidency of the Council of the EU.

You can find out more about the innovative bilingual format of Ensemble on the project page.