AnnouncementGreater Europe Meetings: Paris 2016


International Youth Forum “Greater Europe Meetings: Paris 2016” 

at Mantes-la-Jolie, a beautiful area near Paris


Forum Schools


This year the Forum will include two schools: Projects School and EU-EAEU Diplomatic School.

Before applying you should read attentively the documents with the both Schools’ descriptions and choose between them while submitting your application. FOR APPLYING VISIT!greater-europe-meetings--paris-2016/c1x4v


Important information: Successful applicants will be contacted in 2 weeks after they have submitted an application. We will use your email address to contact you, so please verify its accuracy before submitting your application. Information submitted will not be made public or shared with anyone without your prior consent.


Who can attend


The International Youth Forum “Greater Europe Meetings: Paris 2016” is available to students and early-career professionals under 35 years old living in the European Union, the CIS or the Balkans.


Visa Guidance


On entry to France:

Visas are not needed by EEA or Swiss nationals. A visa is needed by everyone else. See list of countries here:


We recommend that you follow the guidance on the Consulate General of France in your country website and contact us with any queries. We can provide you with invitation letters, though we can’t influence consular officer’s decision.




Participants will be accommodated in the Residence rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. 




Participation fee is €250. This covers lectures, workshops, trips and other forum events, as well as meals and accommodation allowance. The fee doesn’t cover travel expenses and insurance.


You will get the payment details together with the notification of acceptance. The amount specified payable in advance. Your place at the forum will be reserved once your payment has been registered.


If you can’t attend the Forum and it is not your own fault we will give you a full refund. 


We are glad to provide you with letters of support if you are going to look for funding in your country or abroad.



Programme of the forum


Within the framework of the forum “Greater Europe Meetings: Paris 2016”, the Youth Association for a Greater Europe will be selecting 40 participants motivated by the idea of better cultural and economic cooperation between various European and CIS countries, participants who have a profound interest in Europe and Russia and speak several languages. (Please note that all participants must speak English as it is the Forum's common language, other languages including Russian are not obligatory, but welcomed as a sign of your commitment to cultural exchange).


General programme will include:


  • Plenary sessions attended by our guests of honour;

  • Lectures and masterclasses with the highly qualified speakers;

  • Workshops on economic and diplomatic relations between Russia and other European countries;

  • Project presentations at UNESCO;

  • Various cross-cultural recreational activities;

  • Group trips to Paris;

  • Cultural events, such as concerts, guitar by the fire, dancing, etc.



Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants