In his late 20s, Georgios Oikonomides has a lot to be proud of. His political activism, European studies and determination to succeed have taken him from small and distant Cyprus to the centre of European democracy, the European Parliament. He is not an MEP himself, at this point at least, but is “the right hand” of another Cypriot, MEP, Demetris Papadakis. We approached Georgios as a possible role model for young people who want to work for Europe and the European Institutions.
Europe’s future lies firmly with its youth, which is going to form the next generation of the continent. They will not only inherit the great opportunities that the struggles of the previous generations have created, but a chance to shape the future continent in which their children will grow up.
The crowd gathers at the pub with loud tecno music blasting from the loudspeakers for beers and spirits. In the top flor fenced terrace, that feels more like a slaves cage as it is packed with bodies, avid smokers puff their cigarettes in a heavy loaded air.