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Stronger youth organisations

The European Youth Forum strongly believes that young people deserve to be heard and that they need their own spaces and channels to voice their concerns.

This is why we need strong youth organisations! Youth organisations play an essential role to empower young people in society. They contribute to personal, social, political and economic development and can help tackle the key challenges facing Europe, such as youth unemployment, the erosion of social cohesion and political disengagement.

The amazing work of youth organisations must be recognised and invested in, allowing them to become stronger and better equipped to sustain this unique role.

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The Reinforced Youth Guarantee: Will it prevent the 'lockdown generation'?

02. 07. 2020
Yesterday the European Commission unveiled their ‘Youth Employment Support: A Bridge to Jobs’ package which includes a proposal for a Reinforced Youth Guarantee. At the press conference to launch the new measures, Commissioner Schmit recognised that young people risk becoming the victims of yet another economic downturn. This new policy package is meant to show young people they’re not being forgotten, that the EU is not leaving them behind.
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European Green Deal MUST provide meaningful youth participation

25. 06. 2020
The European Youth Forum came together with Generation Climate Europe, the largest European coalition of youth-led organisations focused specifically on environmental issues, to respond to the Commission's public consultation . We welcome the Climate Pact and the public consultation, and have taken this opportunity to share the youth perspective on citizen engagement in climate action. Broad societal engagement on climate and environment is key to a sustainable Europe and the success of the European Green Deal.
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Safeguarding Civic Space for Young People in Europe

Over the years, we have, unfortunately, witnessed a crackdown against civil society, including youth organisations, in various European countries. This trend is continuing in 2020, with extremely worrying signs that the COVID-19 health crisis is being used to gain political control, putting many dimensions of civic space under threat. With our new study, Safeguarding Civic Space for Young People in Europe, the European Youth Forum aims to put the spotlight on challenges faced by youth organisations in Europe. 
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Thank you for our successful online ExGA!

17. 06. 2020
On 6 June, we were very proud to host our first ever online Extraordinary General Assembly (ExGA). Despite the difficult circumstances, the event was able to bring our Members together and show that despite being separated, youth organisations remain united. We will continue to find ways of supporting each other, continuing our work and finding innovative solutions. 
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The European Youth Blueprint To Recovery

We, the young generation, might not be the most hit by the COVID-19 health crisis, but its consequences will form our disadvantage for decades to come, if no measures are taken. Since the beginning of the crisis, the European Youth Forum has worked to ensure that no young person was left behind and that youth organisations were supported in their solidarity actions. With this European Youth Blueprint to Recovery, we present a series of policy recommendations aiming at influencing the institutional response to the crisis.

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e-mail: youthforum@youthforum.org
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Belgium

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