Congress of Young Europeans 2019

Die Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, in Kooperation mit der Green European Foundation und der Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG), hat den 7. Congress of Young Europeans in Marseille, Frankreich, vom 4. September bis zum 7. September organisiert.


The journalist Agata Skrzypczyk, who participated to the Congress for Young Europeans in Marseille in 2019, shares her experience of talking on climate change with people from different countries, presenting her most important observations in 7 points.

These are the tips for everyone who wants to effectively interest their interlocutors in the subject and gain new allies in the fight against climate change!

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, the Green European Foundation and the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG), are calling for applications to participate in the 7th Congress of Young Europeans! The Congress will take place in Marseille, France, from 4th to 7th September 2019.

The main theme of this year’s Congress is “How to fight for climate and democracy”.

  • How can young people with ideas and ideals at hand contribute to social and political change?
  • What can we learn from movements like Fridays for Future?
  • Which tools do successful activists use?
  • How can we build and connect a movement?

During the three-day Congress, selected participants will have the opportunity to come together and participate in different panels and workshops focusing on these questions.


Download the program here.


Wednesday September 4

18:00 – 22:00 Opening event and dinner reception

Thursday September 5

9:00 – 10:30 – Keynote speech

11:00 – 13:00 Moderated exchange between participants

14:30 – 16:00 Panel debate: Climate Changes Everything

16:30 – 19:00 Film screening and discussion with the director

Friday September 6

9:00 – 10:30 Thematic city walks

11:00 – 13:00 – Workshop round 1

14:00 – 16:00 – Workshop round 2

18:00 – 19:30 – Panel debate – Fighting for Democracy

Saturday September 7 

9:00 – 10:30 – Workshop round 3

11:00 – 13:00 – Conclusions and evaluation