22 May European Election Dialogue with Michael Roth in Hamburg
For the Hamburg European election dialogue, 75 students came to the city hall to discuss their questions and demands for this year’s European elections and beyond with State Minister for Europe in Germany’s Foreign Office, Michael Roth.
Some of the participants had already taken part in workshops with our peer trainers and identifies participation ideas beforehand. There was no limit to imagination: Climate protection, work against discrimination, European legislature (“Article 13”), education politics, solidarity in the EU and asylum politics were all being discussed. While most of the students formulated their demands and thought of ways to get involved themselves, a small group was also visiting them with cameras for interviews. A small video of that will be published here shortly.
The participation ideas reached beyond the elections: Demonstrations? Petitions? Voluntary work in a football club? The young people discussed several options.
Once they arrived in the city hall, they used the opportunity for an exchange with Michael Roth. After the event he said his head was on fire – the energy of youth!
This event was held in cooperation with the TUI Foundation as part of the project Understanding Europe. We thank the participating schools and the Hamburg senate.