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YES - European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs is glad to be partner of the 1st edition of “Festival d’Europa” that will take place in Florence on 6-10 May 2011.

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PR Festival d'Europa

  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE YES participates in the 1st edition of “Festival d’Europa”Brussels, Belgium, 3 May 2011, YES - European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs isglad to be partner of the 1st edition of “Festival d’Europa” that will take place in Florence on6-10 May 2011.“Festival d’Europa”, organized by the European University Institute, has the objective ofturning the city of Florence into a creative and communication laboratory for thedissemination of knowledge of Europe, of its policies, its achievements and the opportunitiesit provides for citizens.The highlight of the event is the “Conference on the State of the Union”, where debates atthe highest level are foreseen regarding the progress made on the road to Europeanintegration since the Treaty of Lisbon.Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, José Manuel Barroso, President of theEuropean Commission, the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, the EuropeanCommissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth AndroullaVassilou and other personalities will take part in the Conference, to be held in PalazzoVecchio on May 9th and 10th. Dimitris Tsigos, YES President, will also be a speaker at theConference in a session dedicated to Growth, Employment, Financial Stability after theCrisis.Along with the institutional aspect of the Festival d’Europa, there is the cultural one. For thewhole duration of the event, Florence will turn blue, the official colour of the EU. PiazzaEuropa, Notte Blu, Europe through cinema and the Competition on the future of Europe aresome of the most captivating appointments in the Festival calendar and will liven up the citystreets, places, cultural centres, theatres and museums. In this framework Chiara de Caro,YES Director, will speak at a parallel event dedicated to “Infrastructures and Network forEurope”.For more information visit the website: www.festivaldeuropa.euaddress: 1, av. de la Joyeuse Entrée tel: +32 22803425 email: secretariat@yes.be B – 1040 Brussels – Belgium fax: +32 22803317 website: www.yes.be

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