‘Ideas for a Better Europe’ was the title chosen for a large-scale youth event that took place for the first time in Strasbourg and that convened over 5, 000 young people from all over the Europe Union. Malta was represented by a delegation of 50 young Alumni of the NSTF Mini-European Assembly.
The young Europeans gave their views to European bureaucrats on Youth Unemployment, the Digital Revolution, the future of the European Union, Sustainability and European Values
A representation of the Alumni paid a courtesy call on President Colerio-Preca to share with her their acquired knowledge in an endeavour to permeate the acquired new perspectives locally for a better Malta.
The President appreciated the initiative and entered into discussion with the young Alumni on youth unemployment, poverty and social aspects that currently plague the EU.
Ms. Kathleen Vella, MEA Alumni and Head Coordinator for the NSTF Mini European Assembly introduced the Assembly and the Alumni Network to The President.
She added that the Assembly will this December celebrate the 25th anniversary of its launching with an extra-ordinary session of the Assembly and a grand reunion of all Alumni.
The President was struck by the depth of the presentations and underlined the importance of volunteering among young people, stressing upon the importance of investing more into the capacity-building of NGOs and delegating more executive responsibilities to them.
Mr. Stivala, NSTF Secretary-General, thanked the President for the audience and for graciously accepting to be the patron of the Mini-European Assembly’s 25th anniversary event for Alumni at the Palace Valletta.