ACT, REACT, IMPACT - Youth meeting in Bruessels, Belgium

Young people vote for Europe!

From 1st to 4th of May 2014, Bruessels, Belgium 

Dear Kolping Youths,

Are you interested in European affairs?
Do you like to debate and exchange opinions in international environment?
Would you like to meet people from European NGOs?
Are You 18 - 30 years old?

This meeting is just for you!

You will have the opportunity to visit European Parliament, experience international working groups and discuss with MEPs.

The workshop will cover the following current European topics:

  • Migration & asylum
  • Social policies - unemployment & austerity or social market economy
  • EURO & financial regulation
  • Europe’s borders: enlargement & identity, neighbourhood policy
  • EU and youth: research, study, innovations...

Furthermore you can take part in European Role Play Game (RPG) and visit Parlamentarium (The European Parliament’s Visitors’ Centre).

You have the possibility to meet young people from all over Europe and discuss topics with experts, ask parliamentarians about their positions and form your opinion for the upcoming election.

Get in touch with Europe, have impact on the shape of Europe and join us!

If you are interested in, please send your application form before 15st March 2014 to:   

You do not have to pay for accommodation and food. Your travel cost will be reimbursed up to 70 % (if you take the cheapest transport).


The travel expenses per person are possible to a maximum of EUR 90 (for non-EU countries 120, - EUR). Your travel cost will be reimbursed up to 70 %. Travel by car / van: we will refund 0.2 EUR / km + 0.02 EUR per additional passengers.

You can organize your trip with youngsters  from neighboring countries.

Persons they arriving by car / van, may stay from 30th April to 1st May (1 night) in Cologne. These costs are covered by International Kolping Society. There is also the opportunity to fly to Cologne. The costs of the journey Cologne-Brussels and return it’s about 40, - EUR. Who want to stay in Brussels longer (one night more) must pay 24, - EUR per person per night.