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  1. 1. The Think Tank made in EUth www.thinkyoung.eu
  2. 2. Who we are…Why Think Young <ul><li>We are the next European generation , 30% of the total EU population, 78 million people under the age of 30 … </li></ul><ul><li>We are those young people who will live Europe in the next 40 years, but… </li></ul>07/06/09 What do young people think about the future of their Europe? Nobody ever asked this question, policy makers are used to answer for us. This is the reason why we are creating Think Young It will be the young Europeans box of ideas , a forum where we will meet, talk, share experiences and opinions , make researches and try to stand up for the future of our country: Europe Our Aim is to make Brussels aware of what young people think… Our Vision is to make Europe Think Young
  3. 3. What we do 07/06/09 EUth Conferences Euth Talent EUth Blog & TV EUth Essays Euth Surveys www.thinkyoung.eu 5 activities, accesible by users through our web portal
  4. 4. EUth Conferences <ul><li>JUNIOR EXCELLENCE www.juniorexcellence.com </li></ul><ul><li>Milan, Università Bocconi, 250 students, 2 days </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting event: top companies working with students </li></ul><ul><li>Ugo Poletti, Vicepresidente Giovani Assolombarda </li></ul><ul><li>Partner: </li></ul>07/06/09
  5. 5. EUth Conferences <ul><li>JUNIOR ENTERPRISE WORLD CONFERENCE www.jadenet.org </li></ul><ul><li>July 2006, Eindhoven, 4 days, 400 European students </li></ul><ul><li>Conference and workshops: Innovation in a Knowledge Based Society </li></ul><ul><li>Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO Philips </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Martens, CEO The European Policy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Clarke, CEO Arthur D. Little </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Sakkers Major Eindhoven </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: </li></ul>07/06/09
  6. 6. EUth Conferences <ul><li>YEPPIES www.yeppies.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Turin, January 2007, 5 days, more than 2,000 European university students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young European People in Turin: Stop the Brain-Drain! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mark Harris, Director Intel Education & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Beppe Severgnini, Journalist “Corriere della Sera” </li></ul><ul><li>Elio e le Storie Tese </li></ul><ul><li>Partner: </li></ul>07/06/09
  7. 7. EUth Surveys <ul><li>We periodically run a pan European survey about critical issues faced by politicians and governments in Europe affecting young generations </li></ul>07/06/09 <ul><li>More than 200 young Europeans, under 30 years old answered our questions </li></ul><ul><li>They were from all over Europe, from Greece to Spain, from Italy to Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Most part of them sent us back their answers within one hour from the Kick off time </li></ul>Survey # 1 Kick off on 27-11-2007 Last data collected on 6-12-2007 Our main purpose was to investigate the issue of Trust: in Young Europeans’ personal future, in national and European politicians, in Europe itself as a new way of living their own lives More than 80% of the sample was from 18 to 26 years old More than 80% of the sample strongly feel as a European citizen 35% 45% 20% More than 60% have a high/medium interest in taking part to political activities 7% 35% 58% Around 35% have a low level of trust in EU politicians
  8. 8. Join us --- Think with us 07/06/09 Our aim is to bring young thinkers’ voice to Brussels and to those people who make decisions affecting young people in Europe For taking part to our actions , thinkers can send us their Ideas , Opinions , Points of view and Action plans about the most relevant issues faced by politicians and governments in Europe nowadays. . We receive e-mail at [email_address] Our website is www.thinkyoung.eu <ul><li>Every day we collect </li></ul><ul><li>Academic thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers </li></ul><ul><li>Simple questions or phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Any other kind of document or multimedia message based on reasonable ideas and opinions </li></ul>

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