Europe on Track in Brussels

Europe on Track in Brussels

AEGEE-Europe’s Charlemagne Youth Prize-winning project ‘Europe on Track’ is currently running its 4th edition on the topic of civic education: two teams of three ambassadors are traveling throughout Europe for one month by means of Interrail passes. On their way, at every single stop, they are organising activities related to civic education, interviewing young people and collecting signatures for the European Citizens Initiative "More than education" (read more about it here and sign!). 

On the 19th of May the ambassadors will make one of their last stops in Brussels. In order to mark this occasion, and to foster the European civil dialogue on this crucial topic, AEGEE-Europe is organising a roundtable event.



‘Mind the gap - how to strengthen civic education for all throughout Europe’

Place:           European Economic and Social Committee_Descriptif du sigle CES




Address:      Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Bruxelles

Room:          JDE 63

Date:           May 19th, 2017

Time:           14:00- 17:00


13:30 - 14:00 Registration


14:00 - 15:00 Introductions and project presentations

  • Words of welcome by Agapiou Natalia - European Economic and Social Committee
  • Words of welcome by Réka Salamon AEGEE / European Students’ Forum
  • Presentation of European Citizens’ Initiative “More than Education” by Joanna Pankowska
  • Presentation of Europe on Track Project and preliminary findings


15:00 - 15:30 Introduction to the Communication from the Commission "Improving and Modernising Education" by Brikena Xhomaqi - Director of Lifelong Learning Platform


15:30 - 16:00 Series of short reactions to the paper by representatives of different stakeholders.

Joke Matthieu - PhD Candidate & Academic Assistant Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ann Dejaeghere - Policy advisor, Flemish Ministry of Education

Dorien Sampermans PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven

Laufey María Jóhannsdóttir - Board Member The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)


16:00 - 16:45 Open discussion: How can the European Institutions support civic education in Member States? Is there enough support? How can civil dialogue be strengthened on this topic?

Moderation: Maarten de Groot


 16:45 - 17:00 Closing remarks

Register until 15.05. 12:59 am