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A major annual gathering

This is the core NCG event. The Forum, which takes place every year in the autumn, aims to bring together young people to present their innovative and inspirational projects linked to citizenship.

Everywhere in Europe, from Amsterdam to Séville, from Warsaw to Nantes, the youth engage and innovate in order to strengthen life quality in their community. Developing relations between citizens, solidarity, protection of the environment, artistic collaboration – every initiative is unique but all of them pursue the same objective: to strengthen the notion of “living together”.

This is a forum for dialogue about the realities affecting young people in Europe, and also a time for work and thinking – a genuine melting pot of ideas and cultures.

As well as showcasing their own projects, participants will have the chance to learn from peers across Europe and to gain better understanding of the European dimension of local projects.

Over the course of 3 days in Nantes, participants from every background are invited to:

  • Present a project or initiative
  • Share best practice
  • Develop skills in setting up projects in Europe
  • Meet potential future partners with a view to setting up across-border projects which could be funded by the Cooperation Prize
  • Have discussions with other young Europeans
  • Take part in cultural and social events

Program :

  • Plenary sessions, to present projects to other participants, take part in discussions and public radio shows, and summarise the work carried out in workshops.
  •  Workshops, to discuss specific themes in small groups and gain skills in setting up projects, in particular cross-border projects (methods, funding, communications tools, etc.).
  • Informal time, an opportunity to share experiences in more depth during free time.

More info :

The 2013 Forum
> See all the projects presented during the Forum
Listen to the debates
read the Magazine Europa Special Editions



Join in the 2016 Forum !

Next edition of the NCG Forum will take place on 26 -29 october 2016 in Nantes. Apply here !