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Sustainable development

The European Youth Forum fights for a sustainable future

Something is deeply wrong with the way the world works. We live in a system that values profit over people and planet. Thanks predominantly to the overconsumption in rich countries, the entire planet is facing ecological collapse. Today, young people must grapple with serious problems inherited from their elders such as persisting poverty, rampant inequality and climate change. Yet, young people are lacking the space to challenge the status quo in adult-centric public policies and social norms.

Young people possess the energy, creativity and passion to create a Europe that does not live off the rest of the world, spreading poverty and environmental damage. The European Youth Forum seeks to empower young people as agents of their own, sustainable future. We should never underestimate the power of a young generation to change the rules!

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4th Youth Summit highlights crucial role of youth within the Africa-EU Partnership

13. 10. 2017
The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit highlighted the key role played by young people on both continents as key actors within the Africa-EU Partnership. At the summit, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 9-11 October2017, delegates representing African, European and Diaspora youth organisations put forward a number of recommendations to be presented to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, on 29-30 November, the overarching theme of which will be “Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future”.

Youth for a Sustainable Europe!

04. 10. 2017
 Last week marked a significant milestone - the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this context, a conference organised by the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) in the framework of the LADDER project (Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising Awareness) took place from 25 to 27 of September.

European Youth Forum calls on world leaders to #YouthUp the Sustainable Development Goals

19. 07. 2017
8 days, 36 high-level meetings, 147 side meetings, 77 ministers, cabinet secretaries and deputy ministers and 2458 stakeholders, three of them from the European Youth Forum. These figures describe the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2017, where follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda has been taking place.

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