Sebastian Seehauser, president of Youth of European Nationalities (YEN), represented the European minorities at the EU China youth panel. From the 8th to the 16th of august a delegation of 100 European juveniles from all the EU member countries met at the EU China youth panel in Shenzhen, China. The 22 year old from Bolzano represented as YEN president the European minorities. “The delegation of European youth organisations and national youth circles had the opportunity to swap ideas in the dialog with young representatives of the Chinese National People’s Congress and the Communist Party of China”, thus Seehauser.
The target of the panel has been the promotion of a future political collaboration between the EU and China.
Background of the youth panel was the initiative “EU – China Year of Youth” that was launched by the European commission, which was conducted mutually from the European youth panel and the Chinese youth umbrella organisation “All China Youth Federation”.