Within the framework of its policy to encourage the active participation of young people, the General Secretariat for Youth for the first time in 2000 undertook the implementation of the programme ‘Young People Discover Europe’, following a decision by Prime Minister Costas Simitis. The programme annually gives the opportunity to 450 top pupils of upper secondary schools to visit one of the following European capitals: Rome, Berlin, Paris, Madrid or London.
The programme aims to promote the European mobility of young people and reinforce values such as learning, personality development and creativity, while at the same time familiarising pupils with European culture.
The pupils are accompanied on the visits by a 50-strong team of teachers, representatives of the General Secretariat for Youth and officials of the Greek Embassy in each country.
For further information, please contact the General Secretariat for Youth:
Directorate for Social Participation
Τel.: +30 210 2599485
You can also visit the General Secretariat for Youth web site: http://www.neagenia.gr