School of Democracy, 6 to 8 June 2017 - Our 4th edition!

Share your opinions with other young people, politicians and academics on issues such as identity, citizenship, multiculturalism in a rapidly changing world, democracy and sustainable development, education to tackle inequalities.

Applications are now closed

The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament will organise its fourth "School of Democracy", from 6 - 8 June 2018, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Over the course of three days, 100 young people from both inside and outside the EU will discuss the major issues facing Europe and the world. Participants will have the chance to debate with experts from the political, economic and academic worlds.
To be eligible to apply you have to be between 18 and 25 and be passionate about progressive politics. Travel, hotel and meal expenses will be paid by S&D Group.  There will be interpretation in the main languages of the EU, but a good knowledge of English would be an advantage.

You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as for practical reasons we can only take into consideration the first 1000 applications. The top 100 of these will be selected for the School and will be contacted by the end of March 2018 at the latest. 

A detailed programme will be published shortly here
The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are deeply committed to the promotion of equal opportunities, diversity and multiculturalism. Therefore, feel free to tell us more about your economic, social and cultural background when applying for the School of Democracy.
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Learn more about the School of Democracy previous editions here


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