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Welcome on board, Generation Z! Are you ready for take off? We will bring you on a travel across borders, communities, and cultures that you will remember for your entire life!



Tackle the challenges to youth participation at the European Elections, such as disengagement, lack of information, participation barriers, etc.


And draft a proposal on how to better engage young people within the European civic context. 


  • Discover more about Design Thinking and learn some useful tips.

  • Create content such as presentations and short videos to promote your ideas and proposals on social media. 

  • Have the opportunity to meet people coming from any corner of Europe and exchange ideas, visions, cultures and languages.

  • Have an impact on youth engagement: your proposal will make young Europeans more interested in the democratic interplay.



The event was a blast. The opportunity to meet new people and interact with different cultures and people with different backgrounds is something I highly value. Thank you EucA for providing us with these opportunities.

                                                            R.S., Italy

I personally found this really awakening and it made me a more aware citizen of the world. I think I got this unique opportunity to encounter new ideas, perspectives and ways of living which opened my eyes even more.

M.R., Greece  

I’ve gained new skills in video creation and have gotten to meet interesting people from around Europe. I also am a more active EU citizen and can’t wait to vote in the EU elections next year.

                                                            F.D., Portugal



This trip will bring you to Catania, Sicily, in the South of Italy. You and 60 fellow young students coming from 15 European countries will take part in a three-day event from 27 to 29 April 2023.

Application process - CLOSED

If you are ready to take off, here what you should do now:

  1. Send us your application by completing this Google form. All applications are open EXCEPT for the following countries: France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, Sweden and Austria.

  2. Once your selection is confirmed by EucA, you need to book and pay autonomously for your means of transport to Catania. We will reimburse you up to 200 EUR after your successful participation in the event.

  3. Prepare your luggage and… take off!

Here is the captain speaking: our scheduled time of arrival is 27 April!


Convitto Nazionale Mario Cutelli

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 56, 95131 Catania CT, Italy


27 April – Team Building


09:30 - 12:00: Welcome and Registration

12:00 - 12:20: Quiz Game

12:20 - 13:00: Icebreakers

13:00 - 14:00: Opening Ceremony - Presentation of GenZ Votes Goals

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch

14:00 - 16:00: PechaKucha presentations from national groups 

16:00 - 16:30: Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:20: Group division, launch of the challenges and group brainstorming 

18:20 - 18:30: Wrap-up


28 April – Hackathon and Video Making

09:00 - 09:30: Welcome and Registration

09:30 - 09:45: Presentation of the agenda and objectives

09:45 - 10:00: Introduction to Design Thinking Made By Edoardo Bianchi, Founder of Education Marketing Italia. Process, role, and timetable

10:00 - 10:30: Defying objects and "Empathy Map"

10:30 - 11:10: Brainstorming

11:10 - 11:25: Affinity mapping

11:25 - 11:55: Break

11:55 - 12:45: "Story Mountain" and Storyboard  

12:45 - 13:30: Show & Tell

13:30 - 14:30: Lunch 

14:30 - 18:30: Show & Tell (II)

18.30 - 18:45: Wrap-up

20:30: Special dinner


29 April – Proposal Presentation


09:20 - 09:50: Welcome and Registration

10:00 - 11:30: Proposal presentations 

11:30 - 11:45: Awarding Ceremony

11:45 - 12:15: Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00: Group and self-reflection activity on learnings & next steps - Filling EU Survey on Justice, Rights and Values

13:00 - 13:15: Closing remarks

13:15: Departures

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  1. The event will be held in English in person. No remote participation is possible.

  2. Once your selection is confirmed by EucA, you need to book and pay autonomously for your means of transport to Catania. We will reimburse you up to 200 EUR after your successful participation in the event.

  3. For the two nights of the conference, you will stay in shared rooms in a hostel provided and paid for by the organisers. Extra nights in Coimbra must be booked and paid for by you, independently of the organisers.

  4. The organisers will provide most of the conference meals, the highlight being a dinner all together.

For more information regarding our cancellation & reimbursement policy, check our Call for Applications: 

For other information or if you want to say hi, please contact us at

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