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Youth Manifesto


In June 2024, young people from across Europe will exercise their important democratic right and vote to elect members of the European Parliament. Young people care, act, and speak up! We are the future of our societies and we should be at the heart of all EU decision making.

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Anna Blackwell

That's why together with our membership - we created a Youth Manifesto - with 20 demands across the pillars of democracy and participation, sustainability, digitalisation and youth rights. If implemented - these areas will vastly improve the lives of young people across Europe.

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Related publications

Youth organisations

The situation of youth organisations across Europe

Motion - 18/05/2024

Youth Organisations across Europe are facing an increasingly challenging situation. Political and economic circumstances are leading to shrinking civic spaces and therefore a shrinking chance of youth organisations to fulfil their purpose and represent the voice of young people. Read the motion to find out which of the European Youth Forum's members have been impacted and how, as well as what we commit to internally as part of our Strategic Plan and what we call for externally.

Safeguarding civic space

Protecting civil society and civic spaces in Georgia

Motion - 18/05/2024

In March 2023, the Government of Georgia initiated work on a legislative proposal on “foreign agents” that would have forced civil society organisations to be registered as being under foreign influence should they be receiving funding from sources outside of the country. As Georgia initiated negotiations for EU membership merely 6 months ago, this underscores how fragile Democracy and the Rule of Law are in our societies and how civic spaces must be protected tirelessly every day, everywhere.


Empowering Youth Voices: Defending Democracy and European Values

Motion - 18/05/2024

We cannot deny the European Union and its values are facing threats from both inside and outside. The European Youth Forum is committed to actively speaking out against these threats and protecting the values of intercultural understanding, democracy, respect, diversity, human rights, active citizenship, and solidarity.