DRAFT Programme of the Conference

 "Youth takes the floor"


Saturday  3 December
Arrivals of participants
Sunday 4 December

09.30 h  Welcome and Icebreakers - introduction to the European Youth Week – What is it all about?

12.30 h lunch

14.00 h Guided tour through Brussels

16.30 h Preparation of the following days in Working Groups

19.30 h Welcome dinner
 Monday 5 December

10.00 h  Welcome at the Commission - Introduction to the EU, its institutions and youth issues.

11.30 h  Thematic Plenaries -  Start of work on themes of the Etats Généraux and preparation of afternoon session
Venue: Centre Borschette
13.30 h lunch
15.30 Welcome at the Berlaymont with the participation of Mr Barroso and Mr Figel
16:00 h Opening of the "Etats généraux" by Commissioner Figel in presence of other Commissioners (to be confirmed)
17.00 h  ‘European Youth Award 2005’ Award Ceremony
Venue: Press-Room, Berlaymont
 18.30 – 21.00 h Cocktail & culture

Tuesday 6 December

10.00 h Continuing work in Thematic Plenaries and preparation of afternoon session
Venue: Centre Borschette
13.00 h lunch
15:00 h Hearing of young people by MEPs and representatives of the European Commission
Venue:: To be confirmed (European Commission or European Parliament)
18.30 h  Dinner

21.00 h  Party for the participants
Wednesday 7 December

10.00 h Adoption of conclusion / resolution of the Etats généraux.  Plenary Debate and election of delegates to present conclusions
12:00 h Presentations of conclusions  in the presence of Commissioner Figel, other representatives of Commission  and EP (to be confirmed)
13.00 h Press conference
13.30 h lunch
End of the Brussels event and departure of participants