From 3 to 5 November 2014, the participants from the 21 Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, including the newly created Turkish and Greek Schools, participated in the third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for democracy on the theme "From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?".
The Greek School of Political Studies opened in Thessaloniki, having been established in co–operation with a distinguished local organisation Symβiosis, thereby becoming the 21st member of the Council of Europe’s Network of Schools of Political Studies. In August 2014, the new School held its first seminar on “Democracy challenges in Europe: representation, legitimisation, publics and social inclusion” (Xanthi, 21–24 August).
What value do the Schools’ alumni attach to their experience with the Schools’ programmes? What do the Schools mean for their personal and professional development? By giving insights to concrete personal experience and viewpoints from School alumni, this short film presents the Network Schools of Political Studies in all its richness and diversity.