The South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP participated as a partner in the project “YOUTHEU – Challenging Euroscepticism through Educating and Empowering Youth as European Citizens” which aimed to address the sources of Euroscepticism among youth (high school and first-time voters) in the most Eurosceptic societies in the EU and among the EU accession candidates.


During the implementation period, the project provided an opportunity for experts and policymakers to gain insight into the attitudes of young people towards the EU and European integration while creating a platform for youth with different views on the EU to learn about the European project and to exchange views. The project incorporated both top-down and bottom-up approaches to educating and empowering youth on the European project and their role as European citizens through webinars, workshops, and engagement with EU stakeholders in Brussels.

Furthermore, during the implementation of the project, four policy papers aiming at tackling Euroscepticism were written by experts on various European policies. In order to empower young people with tools to counter Eurosceptic narratives among their peers in their countries, a handbook with practical examples and strategies was created.


Institute for European Integration (Czechia) (subsidiary of EUROPEUM)

Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) (Greece)

EuropaNova (France)

European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) (Serbia)


Ioannis Armakolas

Alexandra Voudouri

All the activities of the project are available here.

All the publications of the project are available here.

Challenging Euroscepticism through Educating and Empowering Youth as European Citizens – YouthEU website is available here.

The project was supported by the European Commission.