Young People Are the Key To Re-New Europe

8th European Summit of Regions and Cities, Bucharest

The future of Europe lies in the hands of young people. This is true also at local and regional level. For two days, young local and regional politicians are meeting in Bucharest for the 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities, organised by the European Committee of the Regions.

In a meeting organised by the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions, thirty-six local and regional councillors exchanged ideas on the challenges ahead for Europe and on how to make the voice of young local and regional leaders heard at European level.

The meeting was opened by Catiuscia Marini, President of the PES Group and President of Umbria Region (Italy):

Several participants took the floor to share their experience and their expectations for Europe:

Rosa Balas Torres, PES Group Member of the European Committee of the Regions and Director-General for External Relations of the Extremadura Region in Spain, pointed out:

Mikkel Näkkäläjärvi, PES Group Member of the European Committee of the Regions and Member of Rovaniemi City Council in Finland, stressed:

President Marini concluded the meeting, underlining: 

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