Young people love the idea of participating in the dialogue on Europe, and contributing to its continuing development with their visions of a common European destiny. Indeed, these are stated objectives of the European Commission – and, of course, they are the impetus behind Young Ideas for Europe. Young Ideas for Europe is the largest and most ambitious project to date to directly involve Europe’s young people in shaping Europe’s progress. Students and other youth participants from Portugal and Estonia to Sweden to Italy are given a chance to discuss, debate and create together their visions for our collective future. In doing so, they are providing new energy and momentum to the European Idea.