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Congress Newropeans 2000: New Europe – New Challenges – New Generations


Paris, October 5-6-7, 2000


A Congress by Europe 2020 – Newropeans – Prometheus-Europe organised thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the European Commission’s Dialogue on Europe

In partnership with AEGEE-Paris, Financial Time, Rossman SA, Robert Schuman Foundation, Election.com, Internet Society, Welcom Europe, Growth Plus, Air France, Newropeans Networks, EU-StudentVote

2,000 students gathered 3 days long in Paris in the framework of the French presidency of the European Union and on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of AEGEE

Under the High-Patronage of Jacques Chirac

Under the Patronages of:

Jose Maria Aznar, Michel Barnier, Emil Constantinescu, Eugen Dijmarescu, Nicole Fontaine, Jean Glavany, Elisabeth Guigou, Tarja Kaarina Halonen, Lionel Jospin, Charles Josselin, Jean-Claude Juncker, Wim Kok, Leonid Koutchma, Ramon de Miguel, Janos Martonyi, Pierre Moscovici, Adolf Ogi, Romano Prodi, Alain Richard, Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, Constantin Simitis, Javier Solana, Hubert Védrine, Milos Zeman

With the participation of:

Jacques Chirac and Lionel Jospin

and of Poul Nielsen, Elisabeth Guigou, Antonio Vitorino, Jean-François Bernicot, Jean Glavany, Franz Fischler, Alfonso Pecoraro-Scanio, Alain Richard, Janos Martonyi, Eugen Dijmarescu, Francisco Seixas da Costa, Philippe Busquin, Emil Constantinescu, Dick Benschop, Viktor Orban, Nadezhda Mihailova, Michel Barnier, Bernard Rossmann, Pierre Moscovici, etc…

This event illustrated the necessity to associate more tightly citizens (especially the younger ones) to all the processes of the Union, while showing the great potential of creativity and know-how of the new generations.

In 2000, the first ” European-Born ” generation is 43. Various sectors of the European society are now energised by professionals for whom Europe is a natural dimension ; this characteristic makes these people especially predisposed to confront the major challenges faced by the European Union in the 21st century. Newropeans has chosen to dedicate this congress to them, because today it seems necessary for the generations born after the creation of the European Community in 1957 to assert their commitment to building Europe and their desire to support reform initiatives. This aims at increasing Transparency, Efficiency and Democratisation in the EU institutions.

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