How do young people across the world feel about the impacts of Covid-19?
To assess how the pandemic is impacting on the rights of young people and to bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the European Youth Forum, joined efforts with the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, International Labour Organization, United Nations Human Rights Office, UN Major Group on Children and Youth, and AIESEC to run a global survey.
How have cities responded to the coronavirus crisis? To answer this question and better understand what this means for young people, the European Youth Forum was pleased to co-host a webinar with the City of Klaipeda, European Youth Capital 2021 last Thursday 18 June.
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.
Have you ever thought about what the lives of today’s young people look like? What would your life look like if you were attending high school, university, looking for a flat, an internship or your first job?