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Under 30, coming from twenty different countries, enthusiastic about Europe. This is the profile of the 37 Millennials that participate at the European Millennials Lab in Siena from the 13th to the 18th of May. The event is a workshop that will bring out new ideas and best practices for the future of Europe from the debate between young citizens.

The city of Palio will be the capital of European Millennials for six days, thanks to a project by the local University and the Ministry of Education, University and Research, in collaboration with the Conference of Rectors, the International Association of Universities, Zeranta Edutainment srl, and with the support of the City of Siena and the Monte dei Paschi di Siena foundation.

The Millennials, who will take part in discussion and work groups, in-depth sessions and debates with scholars, journalists, members of the European parliament and representatives of European institutions, will be entrusted with the task of proposing an agenda for the new Europe, indicating the objectives, priorities and paths for the foreseeable future.

The May workshop will be the first of a series of events to be held in Siena, which aim to make the citizens between twenty and thirty years old – the so-called “Millennials” – the promoters of a more participatory and informed citizenship.

program

FRI 13

– 15.00-17.00 Santa Chiara Lab: WELCOME AND CHECK-IN
Hand out of the boarding card with the workshop program and materials to the participants. Entrance at the Santa Chiara Lab

– 18.00-20.00 Arena Santa Chiara: WELCOME AT UNIVERSITY OF SIENA – INAUGURAL LECTURE
Speakers:
Angelo Riccaboni, Rector of the University of Siena
Alessandro Fusacchia, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Education, Millennials Mentor

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

– 20.00-23.00 Piazza del Campo and Chiostro di San Francesco: WELCOME DINNER AND CONCERT (Balkan Music)

SAT 14

– 9.00-13.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING – DESIGN THE METHOD
Speakers:
Coordinators and facilitation group
Federica Thiene, team coordinator

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

– 13.00-15.00 LUNCH

– 15.00-16.30  Auditorium Santa Chiara:  EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
Speakers:
Mary Fitzgerald, journalist and analyst, expert of Libya, the Mediterranean area and immigration

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

– 16.30-18.00 Auditorium Santa Chiara:
STATE OF THE ART OF RISING POPULISM ACROSS EUROPE

Speakers:
Eva Giovannini, RAI journalist, author of “Europa anno zero. Il ritorno dei nazionalismi”

THE CHALLENGE OF PARTICIPATION ACROSS EUROPE

Speakers:
Marietije Shaake, member of the European Parliament

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

– 18.00-19.30 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING

– 20.00-23.00 DINNER IN CONTRADA della Civetta: MEET SIENA MILLENNIALS
Young people from Contrada della Civetta

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

SUN 15

– 9.30-10.30 City Council(Sala del buon governo): HISTORY OF GOOD GOVERNANCE
Speakers:
Marcello Flores D’Arcais Italian historian

In the presence of the Peer Mentors

– 10.30-12.00 City Council(Sala del buon governo): THE STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
Speakers:
Kalin Anev Janse, General Secretary “European Stability Mechanism” – ESM

– 12.00-13.30 Santa Chiara Lab: MEET THE PEER
Stories from other Millennials
Speakers:
Peers Mentors

– 13.30-15.30 Santa Chiara Lab: LUNCH

-15.30-17.30 Arena Santa Chiara: RESEARCH AND DATA ABOUT EUROPE
Co-Mentor

– 17.30–18.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING

– 18.00–18.40 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING – PERSONAL PERCEPTION OF EUROPE

– 18.40–19.20 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING – PERCEPTIONS: LOOKING EUROPE FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

– 19.20-20.00 Arena Santa Chiara: PERCEPTIONS: LOOKING EUROPE FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

– 20.30-23.00 DINNER: DISCOVER AND LIVE SIENA

MON 16

– 9.00-10.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING
In the presence of: Pierangelo Isernia, Political Science

– 10.00-12.00 Auditorium Santa Chiara: THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN MASS MOBILISATION AND DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION – THE CASE FOR AN EU CIVIL SERVICE
Speakers:
Peter Macleod, advisor to the Canadian Government for participation processes
Federico Sarica, editor in chief Rivista Studio and co-founder of “Volta” think tank

– 12.00-13.00 Santa Chiara Lab: CO-WORKING

-13.00-15.00 LUNCH

-15.00-17.00 Arena Santa Chiara: TOOLS FOR COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Speakers:
Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law & Risk Regulation at HEC Paris

In the presence of: Federico Sarica, Peter Macleod

-17.00-20.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING
Urgent tasks and challenges – strengths and weaknesses – potential
In the presence of: Alberto Alemanno, Federico Sarica, Peter Macleod

-20.30-23.00 DINNER

TUE 17

-9.00-12.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING
Urgent tasks and challenges – strengths and weaknesses – potential
In the presence of: Alberto Alemanno

-13.00-15.00 LUNCH

-15.00-18.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING
Vision – the new Europe

-19.30-21.00 DINNER

-21.00-23.00 Auditorium Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING
In the presence of:Bill Emmot, journalist, director of The Economist

WED 18

– 9.00-11.00 Arena Santa Chiara: CO-WORKING

– 11.00-13.00 Auditorium Santa Chiara: SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF “WAKE UP EUROPE”
In the presence of:
Bill Emmot, journalist, director of The Economist;
Frediano Finucci, journalist, TG LA7, managing editor for economy and foreign affairs news.

– 13.00-15.00 LUNCH

– 16.00-18.00 Auditorium Santa Chiara: FINAL PRESENTATION
In the presence of:
Bill Emmot, journalist, director of The Economist;
Frediano Finucci, journalist, TG LA7, managing editor for economy and foreign affairs news.