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2nd session of the Catholic Youth Convention to take place on 15 June

Following the launch of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe, COMECE and KAS invite you to join the second part of this initiative, which will take place on Wednesday 15 June 2022, with the extraordinary participation of EU Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. Registration is now open | Programme

Screenshot taken during the first session of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention. (Credit: COMECE)

Young people from across Europe are strongly encouraged to register and participate in the second session of this year’s Catholic Youth Convention focused on “Youth and South-East Europe”.

Organised by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the EU office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the event will take place online (Zoom) on Wednesday 15 June 2022 from 13:45 to 15:00 (CEST) on the theme “Sharing our dreams on the future of Europe”. The programme is available here.

This session will include a dialogue meeting with Olivér Várhelyi, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement. Young people will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and proposals on how to foster reconciliation in South-East Europe, as well as to identify and boost the role of young people in shaping a positive narrative on the region and stimulating social and political empowerment.

During the first session of the Convention, held on 2 June 2022, young Catholics discussed with Representatives of the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The video of the first session is available on the COMECE YouTube channel.

Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, was interviewed by Vatican News. He explains the aim and background of the Catholic Youth Convention. This interview is available in Spanish and in Italian.

Participation in the Convention is open to all people who are interested to hear the voice of the youth regarding the Future of Europe.

Wednesday 15 June 2022
from 13:45 to 15:00 (CEST)
Registration | Programme