Would you like to learn more about the European Union? Or would you like to hear directly from a candidate Member of the European Parliament (MEP) what they can do for young people at European level? Then come to the election festival #HBOvote on Thursday 23 May. 

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This is an event organised by students, for all who are interested. Of course, everyone is welcome!

Interesting workshops will be organised. For example, imagine you are a real politician during the Create Your Own Political Party workshop! Or learn more about the challenges of contemporary Europe during the workshop The EU's Challenging Neighbourhood.

Ask a candidate MEP a question

Also during this second edition of the election festival, candidate MEPs will be present. Do you already have a good question in mind? You can submit it via the registration link!

The candidate MEPs present:

Practical information

The working language of this event is English. Does this festival overlap (partly) with your classes? No worries - you can also join part of the program - from the walk-in or the break, for example!

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Check out the complete list of workshops to choose from at the registration desk:

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11:30 - 12:00               Registration

12:00 - 12:30               Opening (plenary)

12:30 - 13:25               Various rooms - Workshops

13:25 - 13:45               Break

13:45 - 14:30               Interactive debate with MEPs

14:45 – 15:45              Networking

This festival is part of the research project #mbostem #hbostem, which is testing how young people in VET and HE are involved in the European elections. This research project is conducted by research group Global Citizenship within Centre of Expertise Global & Inclusive Learning