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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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European Green Deal MUST provide meaningful youth participation

25. 06. 2020
The European Youth Forum came together with Generation Climate Europe, the largest European coalition of youth-led organisations focused specifically on environmental issues, to respond to the Commission's public consultation . We welcome the Climate Pact and the public consultation, and have taken this opportunity to share the youth perspective on citizen engagement in climate action. Broad societal engagement on climate and environment is key to a sustainable Europe and the success of the European Green Deal.
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The European Youth Blueprint To Recovery

We, the young generation, might not be the most hit by the COVID-19 health crisis, but its consequences will form our disadvantage for decades to come, if no measures are taken. Since the beginning of the crisis, the European Youth Forum has worked to ensure that no young person was left behind and that youth organisations were supported in their solidarity actions. With this European Youth Blueprint to Recovery, we present a series of policy recommendations aiming at influencing the institutional response to the crisis.
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June2030, the game.

19. 07. 2019
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?
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Look at Youth!

08. 05. 2019
Tomorrow, on 9 May, European Union leaders will gather in Sibiu, Romania for the so-called Sibiu Summit, supposed to discuss the future of our Union. On behalf of tens of millions of young people from all over Europe, the European Youth Forum would like to remind the following to the European Commission and the Heads of State and Government across Europe.
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The future of work we want!

04. 03. 2019
an’t always predict the future. But we can shape the future of work we want! The European Youth Forum’s new report being launched today, The Future of Work and Youth, responds to these challenges, putting forward solutions to on how to rethink ‘work’ in our society and on how to design a new labour market that works for everyone. 
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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”.
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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.

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