Save the date for the Jacques Delors Agora!

Deadline for application is April 17th at 23:59

What’s the Jacques Delors Agora?

The Jacques Delors Agora is a four-day event co-organised by three partners engaged in the promotion of European citizenship and values: The Académie Notre Europe (Paris), The Scuola di Politiche (Rome) and The Academia Europea Leadership (Barcelona).

It will bring together around 150 young minds from all over Europe to discuss with European decision-makers and experts about the main challenges facing the EU and the priorities for the upcoming five years. The Agora will empower young Europeans through debates and workshops and will take place in Lisbon from July 1st to 4th 2024.

Who can join the Jacques Delors Agora ?

The Agora is open to anyone aged between 18 and 35 and willing to contribute to the discussions on the future of Europe. It is an event for all citizens, regardless of their backgrounds, giving a unique forum for young people to gather, exchange ideas and determine Europe’s Future. As the event is conducted entirely in English, we recommend at least a B2 level (CEFR) in English to ensure a fruitful participation in the event. The geographical diversity of the participants will be one of the selection criteria, to ensure that as many nationalities as possible are represented.

Deadline is April 17th at 23:59

How can I apply?

You can apply by filling in the application form. Deadline is April 17th at 23:59. You will need to join a CV and a short video explaining your motivation to join the event. Be sure to carefully read the information regarding the event before you apply. The participation to the event is free of charge, but the participants are expected to cover the costs of their trip to Lisbon and their accommodation. Participants are also expected to contribute with a lump sum of 50€ to cover expenses related with materials and meals during the event.

Participants can choose in the application form to let the organisation of the event take care of their accommodation booking for the 3 nights (1-4 July breakfasts included) in a youth hostel in the city center, for the cost of 100€ or to book it by their own means.

Who will be the speakers?

This first edition of the Jacques Delors Agora will welcome several decision makers, including members of the European Commission, representatives of the European Parliament and representatives of National Governments and International Organisations. Confirmed speakers include Elisa Ferreira (European commissioner for cohesion and reforms), Pascal Lamy (Vice-President of the Paris Peace Forum), Maja Markovčić Kostelac (Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency), Enrico Letta (President of the Jacques Delors Institute), Arancha González (Former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation), Carlos Moedas (Mayor of Lisbon), António Vitorino (Former Director-General of the International Organization for Migration) and Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President of the European Commission). Further international guests will complete the panel of speakers and will be revealed on the social media channels and websites of the three co-organisers of the event.

Where does the Agora take place?

The event will be hosted by several partners in Lisbon including: the Gulbenkian Foundation, the representation of the European Commission in Portugal, the Lisbon City Hall, the European Maritime Safety Agency.

Who are the partners of the event ?

The Jacques Delors Agora is organized with the support of several partners:

  • The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • The Representation of the European Commission in Portugal
  • The Lisbon City Council
  • The European Maritime Safety Agency
  • The Jacques Delors European Information Center
  • The Directorate-General for Economic Activities (DGAE)
  • The Casa do Impacto

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