“You are our conscience” – The President of the European Parliament to WYA members on November 3rd in Brussels

In cooperation with CARE for Europe and the European Evangelical Alliance, WYA Europe had held the annual reception in the European Parliament opened by the new President of the European parliament Mr Jerzy Buzek the last 3rd November 2009.

Mr. Jerzy Buzek (3rd from the right) with MEPs and representatives of Care, EEA

and WYA European Director Francois Jacob

Mr. Buzek said "there is no freedom without solidarity"giving wise thoughts regarding the well done union among the three organizations and their aim to promote principles as dignity and solidarity to the population and society. He also spoke about the history of Europe and the importance of the common values among the countries with the aim to build prosperity, tolerance and peace between the civil population and nations. He ended up with the heartfull declaration to the 3 hosting NGOs: "In many ways, you are our conscience". We warmly thank Mr. Buzek for this emphasis on the crucial role that World Youth Alliance members play when advocating for person-centered policies at the European Instutions. 

The reception was hosted also by the Mr. Miroslav Mikolasik member of the European Parliament and he talked about his experience on the importance of pursue human dignity based on the principles of Christianity.

WYA European annual reception 2009. WYAE Interns with the Director of Operations, Iris Reinmiedl.