“Your Europe- Your Say!” events
Planning and implementing successful cultural events
Social media management
Branding & graphic design
Audit & monitoring
Since 2010, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invites secondary school students from the EU countries and the EU candidate countries to take part in the initiative “Your Europe, Your Say!” to learn first-hand about the EESC and its role in Europe.
The mission? EU-turn provided extensive support to the EESC for the whole planning and logistics of events as well as the coordination of their online and offline communication activities.
The proposal? Each year, EU-turn designed, produced and sent out the invitations to the secondary schools across EU and managed the registration process. We also made the travel and accommodation arrangements for the participants and took care of them upon their arrival at the Brussels airport. EU-turn were also responsible for the decoration of the venue (the EESC premises), the organisation of the assembly-style debates and the ice-breaker games. As for the communications around the events, EU-turn developed broadcast-quality communication tools (videos, animations, infographics) and liaised with the press to get successful media coverage.
The little extra? The 2010 edition was really special, as the Eyjafjöll eruption grounded all traffic across Europe the day before the event. Most of participants were either stuck on the road or blocked in Brussels. With the support of dedicated partners across Europe, EU-turn worked day and night to provide creative solutions in terms of legal authorisations, transport, accommodation or even petty cash due to the extension of the stay.
The results? Thanks to these events, participants were leaving with a solid and unique European professional and cultural experience. To this day, participants of various countries stayed in touch, a powerful demonstration that Europe is firstly about knowing each other.