Award Ceremony of the “Let’s become European Citizens” by EFM

Jul 04, 2022

Good governance

The city of Verona welcomed the Award Ceremony of the “Diventiamo Cittadini Europei” [“Let’s become European Citizens”] students contest, promoted by European Federalist Movement (EFM), on 30th June 2022, and as for the previous editions, ALDA joined it with enthusiasm.

Professor, G. Anselmi, on behalf of EFM, introduced the overall theoretical framework of the contest, welcoming the students, their families and teachers. “How do you see the European Union in 2050?” a participant at the “Ventotene Seminar” asked to the Italian President – Mr. Mattarella – in August 2019, as recalled by Mr. Anselmi. “I am convinced” – replied the President – “that in 2050 the Union will have achieved, and fully expressed that horizon of freedom as indicated in the Ventotene Manifesto”

On this very same question, the participants of the 2022 “Diventiamo Cittadini Europei” contest based their works. Organised by the European Federalist Movement (EFM) in Verona, together with both public and private partners, the competition is intended to engage young people to get closer to the European Union, and to the policies and issues. On the latter for example, several students analysed and worked on the transport and railway system across Europe.

Award Ceremony of the “Let’s become European Citizens” students contest, promoted by European Federalist Movement (EFM)

Almost 30 students from different schools located in the Veneto Region won the competition, and they will, thus, take part at the summer school in Canazei (Trento), during which they will be able to deepen their knowledge on the Union, while creating solid bonds and engage in peer-to-peer dialogues.

At the Award Ceremony, hold at the “Loggia di Fra’ Giocondo” of the historic halls within the Verona Province Headquarter, the President of the Verona Province, Mr. Scalzotto, congratulated students while sharing his experience during the Erasmus period in Passau (Germany). Similarly,   Prof. Coccia, from Institute “San Pio V” in Rome, gave his compliments to the winners, while  Christian Verzé, from Europe Direct Verona, guided the ceremony showing the work of the centre as well as the papers handled in by the participants. In addition, Mr. Farina, on behalf of the “Rotary Club” – Verona Section, stressed the importance of these moments as occasion on growth and share.

ALDA joined the event, expressing the key aspects of stimulating the culture of dialogue, of traveling and of mutual exchange, as a necessity for growth and development of the democratic realities in which we are living.

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