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To mark the celebration of the Europe Day on 9 May and the foundations of the European Union – to ensure the future of a more united Europe, under fundamental values like peace, solidarity, human rights, freedom, democracy and the rule of law – Volontärer International Youth Cooperation and the European Institute of International Studies in collaboration with the Student Council of the Department of Economic History at Stockholm University are organizing a Future of Europe Forum. In this edition, the theme is Building Inclusive Societies: “For a more inclusive Europe”.

The forum is developed in the framework of the project Building Inclusive Societies, whose aim is to promote among young European citizens the construction of a Europe where neither education nor origin, financial means or race create a ground of discrimination and inequality; that is, a more inclusive Europe. Building Inclusive Societies is an initiative led by Volontärer International Youth Cooperation, and the project is funded by the European Commission.

This forum will be a moderated debate and depart from a series of questions around the terms “inclusion” and “an inclusive society” from a European perspective: which structures of an inclusive society do we find in Sweden and other European countries? Which model is more inclusive? The components which make a society inclusive will be discussed, as well as how these components could be further developed, to build even more inclusive societies. The conclusions of the meeting will be sent to the European Commission, as to be taken into consideration for the future development of the EU.

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 18.00–19.30. A reception will follow the event.
Venue: Kårsalen, Studenthuset, Stockholm University

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