Youth Council

Gediminas Goda


Gediminas (21) took part in our workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2014 as student of Vilnius Mykolas Biržiška gymnasium. He is now doing an International Baccalaureate course at Vilnius Lyceum. Gediminas is dreaming of being a professor at university in the future. His interests are literature, politics and board games.

For me, “My Europe” is…

a huge incredible space, where I can feel free to travel, free to express my opinion, free to create, a space where I can feel the value of myself.

If you could, what would be the first thing you would change in Europe?

Though it wouldn’t be easy, the very first thing that should be changed in Europe is the attitude of the European citizens towards the European Union itself. Nowadays, we conceive Europe as some different organism, as device that gives money (in case of the newer members), steals our money (in case of Germany or France) or wants to destroy our national identity (in… in every case I think…). And in my opinion, this point of view is absolutely wrong. What Europe needs is a strong conception that Europe is not some third person, Europe is US.

Activities for the Youth Council:

Member of the Working Group on Employment (since 2015)

Member of the Working Group on Culture (2014-2015)