The IBB project “Pimp my Europe” receives prominent support: The president of the State Parliament in Dusseldorf, Carina Gödecke, is now the official patron of this series of meetings in Germany. The project connects youths and politicians, in order for them to develop perspectives for a democratic and solidary Europe together.
The project has already started: The active youths engaged with the topics of Human Rights and Democracy during day-long workshops in Unna and Dortmund. Now they are preparing for their next big step: On Monday, 13th of February, they will, together with representatives from politics, organise a youth conference at the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. Carin Gödecke, President of the State Parliament, supported and attended to the conference planning from the beginning.
“We are very glad for receiving powerful tailwind from the Dusseldorf State Parliament”, says Elke Wegener, General Manager of the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.). “Without the support of Ms Gödecke, the project would not be possible in this way. We are thankful for being able to make a contribution towards a better understanding of active youths and decision-makers in politics.”
Youth organisations from Oberhausen, Unna, Weimar, Cologne, and Bochum participate in “Pimp my Europe” in Germany. In parallel, the project also takes place in Italy. As a follow-up meeting, a European youth conference in Brussels is planned, where the youths can exchange their results and bring the discussion to the European level. These events take place as part of the “Structured Dialogue” of the EU Youth Strategy, and are funded by the European programme erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION.