Ga verder naar de inhoud

Motion - The protection of youth rights and support of young political prisoners of Belarus


The European Youth Forum recognises the urgent need to protect youth rights and support young political prisoners in Belarus. This resolution addresses the increasing number of political prisoners that experience inhumane conditions during imprisonment, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. It also emphasises the importance of international solidarity and cooperation in promoting human rights and democracy.

The European Youth Forum stands in solidarity with the Belarusian National Youth Council, RADA, and pledges to support their efforts. The Council of Members reaffirms its commitment to collaborating with RADA and its member organisations, to amplify their voices, advocate for their causes, and ensure that their work receives the international recognition it deserves.

Related articles & publications

Vote at 16

Young people deserve to #BeSeenBeHeard

Press release - 04/09/2023

The Body Shop and the European Youth Forum launch a petition calling on all European governments and the European Parliament to lower the voting age to 16 for all local, regional, national and European elections.

Safeguarding civic space

European Youth Forum priorities: Defence of Democracy package

Statement - 26/05/2023

The Defence of Democracy package serves as an opportunity to safeguard democracy and overall civic space in the EU. However, the package’s potential ‘foreign interference’ directive has raised concerns among civil society across the European continent. The European Youth Forum has put forward the following priorities in response to the process.

formal and non-formal education

Application to associate willing non-EU European countries with Erasmus+

Publication - 21/04/2023

The General Assembly of the European Youth Forum approved a motion calling the European Union to support the re-association of Switzerland to the Erasmus+ programme and ensure that all European countries are granted access to the programme.