Involving Youth to make Solidarity Corps a success
Alexandre Bedock - February 17, 2017
Today, the Ministers for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the EU met in Brussels to adopt Council Conclusions on European Solidarity Corps and Inclusive Education.
More than 3.000 young people at YO!Fest 2017 in Maastricht
Alexandre Bedock - February 7, 2017
Today 3,000 young people from all over Europe gather in Maastricht, Netherlands for the YO!Fest 2017. Exactly 25 years after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, the European project is facing multiple challenges. For one day, young people have the opportunity to reinvent and rethink the models we live in.
For the future of Europe, youth remains a priority.
Alexandre Bedock - December 16, 2016
The European Youth Forum welcomes the conclusions of yesterday’s European Council meeting. Leaders met yesterday for the last time in 2016 and have agreed that more should be done for young people. Nevertheless, it is still work in progress to ensure fair opportunities for young people.
Commission’s Youth Initiative fails first hurdle by not sufficiently consulting young people
sarah farndale - December 7, 2016
The European Commission has today launched its new flagship initiative “Investing in Europe’s Youth”. Whilst the European Youth Forum welcomes action on young people’s issues at such a high level, we believe it would have benefitted from further engagement and consultation with youth organisations. One of the main parts of the new initiative, “Investing […]
Recommendations of the Youth and Volunteering sectors on the European Solidarity Corps
sarah farndale - December 2, 2016
The Youth Intergroup of the European Parliament, the European Youth Forum, the European Volunteer Centre and the European Alliance for Volunteering, with the support of 27 Members of the European Parliament, have made a series of recommendations on the European Solidarity Corps. Read the full statement and recommendations here.
EU Youth Ministers discuss proposals from young people
sarah farndale - November 23, 2016
This week (Monday 21st of November) EU Ministers in charge of Youth met in Brussels to debate the outcomes of the Structured Dialogue formulated during the EU Youth Conference in Kosice through a “High Level Policy Debate”. This is the second time that a high-level policy debate has addressed topics from the Structured Dialogue on […]
UN focuses on youth participation
sarah farndale - November 22, 2016
The United Nations has this week given a strong signal that it places a significant priority on the active participation of young people in public decision making, the theme of its inaugural Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, which is taking place this week (21st-22nd November) in Geneva. The Forum, which […]
United Against Rape and Violation of Human Rights in Turkey
Joanna Veeremaa -
European civil society calls for action from the Council of Europe to closely monitor the developments of the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Turkey. The bill explained below, proposed by the ruling party in Turkey (AKP), has been one in the line of many recent developments that give solid […]
A new Board and new priorities for the European Youth Forum
Joanna Veeremaa -
Over the last four days, during its General Assembly, the European Youth Forum elected its new leadership and adopted a Work Plan for the next three years, laying out a direction for the Forum ensuring the rights of young people by working on youth participation, developing strong youth organisations, sustainable development and the social and […]
STATEMENT: Negotiations on the revision of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework and Erasmus+
sarah farndale - November 17, 2016
The European Youth Forum calls for EU leaders to live up to their rhetoric and for youth to be prioritised in the current negotiations on the revision of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF). The Youth Forum requests that EU leaders and the Slovak Presidency retain the funding increase for the Erasmus+ programme of 200 million […]