Representing Europe’s youth
We are the voice of young people in Europe, standing up for their rights and striving for societies where young people are empowered and are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.
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📢 We have big news to share! On 10 January 2024, the European Commission announced that they will be implementing a “Youth Check”. This new announcement is part of the legacy of the European Year of Youth 2022.
The European Youth Forum in numbers
Over 100 members
Democratic elections every 2 years
Outreach to 25 million young people
After multiple rounds of negotiations, and a number of failed attempts, a final deal on the Platform Work Directive seems further away than ever. Any hope of an agreement was dropped as a small number of Member States (4 out of 27) strongly opposed granting platform workers even the most fundamental workers' rights.
Civil society organisations and trade unions have signed a joint open letter to #BanUnpaidInterships, urging the European Commission to back an ambitious proposal for an EU Directive that ensures quality conditions for internships, including remuneration that pays a living wage. Read our joint open letter.
Youth organisations welcome the commitment of the European Commission to an
increased ambition in putting forward the reduction target of 90% by 2040. However,
concerns arise regarding the level of target’s ambition, heavy reliance on technology to
achieve this target and ignoring the importance of addressing resource overconsumption.