the latest from the youth forum
What's new? Check out the latest news, statements and more from the Youth Forum.
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.
📢 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.
Check our detailed position regarding proposed cuts to Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe.
50% of the world's population is under 30 years old. But globally only 2.91% of the world’s parliamentarians are under 30. Mapped onto 365 days, 10 January is the last day young voices are represented in parliaments around the world. That is why the United Nations have dubbed this day the #NoSayDay.