From March 7 to 9, 2018, Forum Plus International Institute organized its first international conference on social engagement at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference gathered around 60 young people from all over Europe, together with the members of the European Parliament (MEP’s), experts, and civil society representatives.
In the second day of the conference, WYA Europe Director of Advocacy, Antoine Mellado spoke at the panel on “Family in a Contemporary European Context”, together with the other experts working in this field with the EU. “The demographic crash is the most pressing problem Europe is facing, and the importance of this situation is not enough realized within the EU institutions”, explained Antione Mellado, urging the EU institutions to bring new and efficient demographic and family policies.
During the last day of the conference, WYA Europe Regional Director, Hrvoje Vargić presented WYA’s work and Mission, with the specific emphasis on the projects and activities in Europe. He motivated young people to join WYA’s Mission in their countries and universities by getting involved in WYA Chapters. Several young people expressed their wish to become active WYA members in their home countries, once more showing the power of WYA to attract young people for the promotion of Human Dignity.
WYA Europe looks forward to the collaboration with the Forum Plus International Institute in the future.