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In this section of the Next Generation, Please project young people between 15 and 25 years of age enter into conversation with a politician, a scientist or an artist. The politician answers questions about immigration, freedom or employment from his extensive knowledge about Europe. The artist and scientist then provide their contributions based on their vision of the world and society. Experienced journalists steer the conversation in the right direction.

In collaboration with Brussels Days and Europe, last chance (l’Obs, de Standaard and Le Soir)

Thursday, 19 November 2015
In seven halls in the Centre for Fine Arts
9 am - 11 am: Conversations
11.30 am – 12 pm: Concluding message given by Herman Van Rompuy, patron of Next Generation, Please

Themes:
Immigration (about open and closed borders)
I, European (about identity and culture)
Citizen participation (a voice for young and old, about good ideas for the future)
Freedom of expression (and its limitations, linked to digital media)


Politicians:
Herman Van Rompuy, Isabelle Durant, Simone Susskind, Sylvie Goulard, Sarah Turine, Yamila Idrissi, Jeremie Van Eeckhout

Artists:
Ruud Gielens, Maryam Najd, David Mendez, Mohamed Ouachen, Anna Rispoli, Emilio Lopez Menchero, Judith van Istendael, Joost Vandecasteele