The departmental youth council continues its work

The young elected officials of the Côte d'Or departmental council gathered this Wednesday in Dijon

The young elected officials of the Côte d’Or departmental council gathered this Wednesday in Dijon

Credit: Departmental council photo

“I would like to thank you very sincerely and I am very proud of the work you have accomplished during your term of office, the sense of responsibility you have shown and the spirit of solidarity you have shown” : it is with these words that François Sauvadet, President of the Departmental Council of the Côte-d’Or, began his speech before the young departmental advisers, gathered this Wednesday, May 11 at the Hôtel du Département in Dijon for the -last meeting of their mandate. A special session marked by the presence of Jacques Fleury, President of the Departmental Council of Cher, who came to draw inspiration from the Departmental Council of Young People of Côte-d’Or and who wishes to duplicate this model in the Cher.

Retracing the work accomplished by the 54 young departmental advisers, representing each public and private college in Côte-d’Or, President Sauvadet gave a very positive assessment of their three years in office, with this constant concern to act at the service of Côte d’Oriens. Despite the pandemic, despite the confinements, the young elected officials remained mobilized and kept the commitments made at the beginning and during their mandate: distribution of solidarity baskets, in partnership with the Chamber of Agriculture, to the structures which were on the front line during the health crisis, drafting of a school catering charter, production of video clips to fight against discrimination and school bullying, remembrance work following the terrorist attacks… The projects were numerous but all succeeded.

The high point of this mandate will take place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 6 and 7 June next: the young elected representatives will then meet for the last time in their mandate and will present to Arnaud Danjean, MEP, their manifesto “Citizen’s opinion on the ‘European Union’, with concrete proposals to respond to the major European challenges such as agriculture, defence, the fight against global warming or even the safeguarding of the values ​​of democracy. Welcoming the commitment of Catherine Louis, vice-president of the Departmental Council in charge of Youth in particular, President Sauvadet concluded this session by repeating all his gratitude to the young elected representatives of Côte-d’Or: “you are a real message of hope because it is you who, in a few years, will be the actors and builders of the future. You have been a great think tank that inspires other communities”. A conclusion totally shared by Jacques Fleury, President of the Departmental Council of Cher, seduced by the Côte-d’Orien model, the quality of the work carried out but also the commitment and enthusiasm of these young elected officials, citizens of tomorrow.