European Folk High School

This July, young Europeans will gather in Barcelona to debate, learn, and create together to strengthen the voice of the youth in Europe. From the 23rd-30th of July 2023 European Folk High School is taking place in the sunny InOut Hostel, in sunny Barcelona. Over a hundred young Europeans will meet and join forces in creating their visions and recommendations for the future of Europe, to be presented to politicians of the EU.

During the week, participants will learn about activism, share experiences and find solutions to the most important challenges of our time, working in-depth with one of four overarching topics concerning ‘Equality in Education’, ‘Economic Transformation’, ‘Sustainable Living’, and ‘Breaking Borders.’

The European Folk High School aims at strengthening the voice of the European youth and empowering the young generation with tools to become change-agents.

Participants in the European Folk High School will experience a whole week of creative laboratories, lectures, inspiration, community, music, sports and friendships across borders. Together, the youth participants will share their dreams and fears for the future of EU, and will finetune their messages, in order to make the politicians and broader public all over Europe listen to the voice of the youth – a voice often neglected in the public debate. At the end of the week, in an innovative policy lab, invited politicians will receive recommendations from the youth, with the hope that the visions of the youth will be taken into consideration in policymaking.

There is a limited number of seats available, so secure your spot and sign up now! home | Young Europe

The European Folk High School is a collaboration between Nyt Europa (DK), Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PT), Sindikat Mladi Plus (SI), Ligue des Droits de l’Homme (FR), EU-Umweltbüro in Umweltdachverband (AT), Organisation Earth (GR), Friends of the Earth Hungary (HU), Ecomon (ES), and European Environmental Bureau (BE)

Criteria for participation

Applicants must live up to these few but important eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be between 18-30 years old at the time of applying

  • Applicants must live in an EU country

  • Applicants need to explain their motivation, expectations and experience (box in the application)

    Costs and Travel expenses

    Participation is free, but we ask for a deposit of 150€ / 1125 DKK when you sign up, which you will get back when you arrive at the event in July. If you cannot put down the deposit, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an exemption.

We will provide all participants with an Interrail Global Pass. This means you will be able to travel on rail from any country in the EU. If travelling by train is not an option or does not work for you, please contact us, and we will find a solution.
Each day there will be breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at the venue. There will also be served coffee and tea during the afternoon. It is possible to buy drinks at the venue, which you will have to cover yourself.


Once the 120 slots have been filled up, the registration will close. As there are limited slots, we urge you to sign up and ensure you spot now.
You will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the application. Further information on whether you have been selected to be a participant follows as soon as we have looked through the applications received. You can expect confirmation on an ongoing basis

Useful links

Website link: home | Young Europe
Registration link: Inspirational video from last year’s Folk High

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Kosten: see website

InOut Hostel, Carrer Major del Rectoret, 2
08017 Barcelona
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