Summer Trainings Italy

Get ready for the European elections 2024!

A strong, unified and democratic front in the 2024 European elections is imperative to ensure a free and sustainable EU.  In this context, the goal of the EurHope project is to increase citizens’ engagement and participation in the European Elections 2024 and ultimately increase the youth voter turnout.

JEF Europe together with launched this Europe-wide innovative participatory campaign, supported by the European Parliament. It will engage millions of citizens in their diversity, with a particular focus on youth. Jointly, participants of the consultation will identify and shape Europe’s priorities and solutions for 2024 and beyond. This process will reach up to 20 million young European citizens over the course of one year – from May 2023 to May 2024.

Through these training sessions you will have the opportunity to become a certified EurHope Ambassador with skills and knowledge on how to find new and innovative ways to debate the future of Europe

The working language is English and the certificates will be issued digitally only to participants who attend all in-situ sessions from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2023 in Italy. 

Learn how to debate for the future of Europe!

1st to the 3rd of September 2023 in Ventotene, Italy

What will you learn about?

JEF Europe will be delivering a series of training sessions on new ways of debating the future of Europe supported by the European Commission.

These training activities are carried out in the context of the MEET project which also sees the partnership and participation of the European Youth Forum, AGE Platform Europe and The Assembly of European Regions (AER), among other partners.

General learning goals

  • Understand how to include Diversity, Equality and Inclusion throughout the project 
  • Make connections with one another to share experiences and good practices for debating 
  • Understand the method of Deep Democracy 
  • Organise and host debates that enable open dialogue by following the method of Deep Democracy 
  • Understand the method of Nonviolent Communication 
  • Communicate in a connected way following the debate structure 
  • Understand how to plan and organise successful debates

Please note you must attend all of the sessions to complete the learning path established by the trainers to be eligible to receive your certificate.

During all JEF Europe’s events and activities it is mandatory to adhere to our Code of Conduct, which we recommend you read before applying. 

Location, schedule and other useful information

The location is particularly significant since Ventotene has become a political laboratory for reflection on European values of democracy and freedom. The outcome of this was the Ventotene Manifesto, which, by envisaging a federal government, laid the foundations for the modern idea of a united Europe. Nowadays, the city of Ventotene continues to develop initiatives that confirm this role so as to become a place of education in Europe and of reflection on how to develop the federalist perspective suggested in the Manifesto itself.


1st September from 15.00 CEST until 3rd September at 13.00 CEST

During your time of the training we will cover your accommodation and meals, as well as reimburse your travel expenses within a limit. Participants are eligible for reimbursements of up to 100€ if they travel the day before (or the same day) the training starts (either August 31st or September 1st) and/or the day after (or the same day) of the final session  (either September 3rd or September 4th). If participants decide to stay longer on the island or in Italy for any other reason, they will only be eligible for reimbursement for their travel to reach Ventotene (one way) and not for their return trip.

Registration and attendance

Please complete this webform to apply to be a participant for these training sessions until the 10th of August 19.00 CEST, you will receive a confirmation via email if you have been selected by the 11th of August at the latest, together with the travel reimbursement guidelines and other useful information regarding your stay in Ventotene and training sessions.

Please know we have limited spots available for these training sessions and you must be a resident of an EU country to apply.

JEF Europe will be responsible to provide accommodation and meals during the days of the training sessions.

Any other expenses will not be reimbursed or covered by JEF Europe.


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Anouk Ooms

Training and Consultancy in Diversity and Inclusion

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Matteo Bartolini

Matteo has been active in the field of training since 2011 and has implemented several training projects within the framework of European projects or upon requests from international organisations, in Europe and Africa.

As a trainer, he has delivered sessions for the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, the UN Civilian Pre-Deployment Training (CPT) and other training programmes. He holds a Master’s Degree in Politics and International Relations and a Master of Arts in Human Rights and Conflict Management.

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