7 December, Thursday


Opening by organisers and greetings by institutions

Kerstin Franzl, nexus institute, EUth coordinator

Andrea Halmos, European Commission



Keynotes on youth participation and eParticipation

Kristen Aigro, YFJ board

Brian Loader, University of York



Intro to OPIN and brainstorming on discussion topics






Discussion groups

1. DEVELOPMENT: How to enable more eParticipation? Practice, resources, spreading and competencies


Moderation: Antoine Vergne, Missions Publiques

Rapporteur: Eva Reina, ERYICA

Inputs by:

Joos Callens, representative of the BePart network

Maria Freitas, FEPS


2. SYNERGIES: How to make citizen participation more attractive to youth? What can youth participation learn from citizen participation?


Moderation: Bjorn Bedsted, DBT

Rapporteur: Katrine Lindegaard Juul, DBT

Input by Elisa Lironi, ECAS


3. IMPACT: how to embed new communication channels into (old) traditional structures of decision-making?


Moderation: Davide Capecchi, Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

Rapporteur: Nicholas Bach, nexus institute

Inputs by:

Brian Loader, University of York

Roslyn Fuller, Solonian Democracy Institute


4. TOOLS: how to combine online and offline participation methods?


Moderation: Agnė Rapalaitė, NGO Creativitas

Rapporteur: Moritz Ritter, Liquid Democracy e.V.

Inputs by:

Simon Schembri, Agenzija Zghazagh

Anita Molka, Region Heart of Slovenia



Presentations and panel discussion on working group recommendations


Moderator: Hans-Liudger Dienel, nexus institute

Raul Broto Cervera, Mollet del Valles municipality

Ellen Durst, European Commission  

Yannick Furgal, Paris city youth council

Davide Mazzoni, CATCH-EyoU representative

Claudia von Bothmer, Telefonica



Wrap up and intro to the 3D virtual reality experience



PARTNERSHIPS: Dinner buffet and cultural programme


21:30 End of day 1

8 December, Friday


Keynote Future of the internet, future of eParticipation by Ceren Unal, Internet Society


Discussion in panel with:

Solana Larsen, Mozilla Foundation

David Jinjikhadze, LEPL Children and Youth National Center of Georgia

Edgar Schlummer, ENTK (Council of EU presidency, Estonia)

Moderation: Rinalia Abdul Rahim






SHARING: Barcamp sessions 1-4: practice of youth eParticipation

Self-organised sessions, hosted by participants



The STEP experience: Insights from young citizens and public authorities on eParticipation



SHARING: Barcamp sessions 5-8: practice of youth eParticipation



Summary and insights by the EUth-journalists



Finalisation and evaluation of the Open Summit



Lunch buffet


14:00 End of the Summit