On September 13 the University of Strasbourg hosted the official launch of the Carte Jeunes Européenne in France. The project is supported by the Council of Europe, the city of Strasbourg and AFGES, the most important student union in the Alsace region.
The event introduced the card to an audience of young people, institutional representatives, local NGOs, youth information centres and journalists. Speakers included Jarkko Lehikoinen (EYCA President), Julián Villarroya (Association IJD President), Nawel Rafik-Elmrini (Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg), Antje Rothemund (Head of Youth Department, Council of Europe), Quentin Menigoz (Vice-President of the University of Strasbourg) and Tommy Veyrat (AFGES President).
One of the highlights of the event was the signing of an agreement between the Carte Jeunes Européenne and the Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg, Ms Nawel Rafik-Elmrini. The two partners agreed to work together to promote youth mobility and participation to young residents in the city, with of view to expanding this partnership in the near future.
The launch continued throughout the day on the University campus with activities dedicated to young people.
For more information about the youth card in France, please visit www.cartejeunes.fr.