Youth Convention
Brussels, 9 to 12 July 2002

"We can indeed dream of Europe, and persuade others to share that dream! 

We must embark on our task without preconceived ideas, and form our vision of the new Europe by listening constantly and closely to all our partners, but also those who have no other identity than that they form part of Europe.

In listening, we must pay special attention to young people, for whom I would like us to be able to organise a "Convention for the Young People of Europe", which would meet using our own model as its basis [...] "

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing


(From the inaugural speech of the European Convention, 28 February 2002)

Final text adopted by the European Youth Convention