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Listen up EU Ministers: We need a more transparent and fair labour market for all

20. 06. 2018
On 21 June, all EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs will meet to discuss two key initiatives: the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions and the Directive on Work Life Balance. The European Youth Forum urges Member States to overcome their respective differences and reach an agreement on both Directives.

Cascais kicks off European Youth Capital 2018!

24. 01. 2018
European Youth Capital 2018, Cascais, just officially kicked off its year! Thousands of young people along with local and national level politicians gathered at the opening ceremony yesterday on 23rd January to celebrate. Special guests included the President of the Republic of Portugal, the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, and the Mayor of Cascais. Representatives of the European Youth Forum were also present to mark the beginning of the European Youth Capital year.

New Year resolution #1: get familiar with GDPR…and comply

09. 01. 2018
On 25th May 2018, a new data protection regulation will kick in. The new regulation is more precisely called (the very sexy catchy name) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It might sound very technical and complex, but members of the European Youth Forum need to get familiar with the regulation and act in order to comply – if not then penalties can be significant.

Romanian Youth Council promotes recommendations ahead of Romania’s Human Rights review

15. 12. 2017
The European Youth Forum and the Romanian Youth Council (CTR) were in Geneva from 12th to 14th December to promote recommendations focusing on youth, ahead of Romania’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a process of the United Nations Human Rights Council that takes place every five years for each Member State, and whereby all other Member States can put forward recommendations.

Speaking up at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

17. 11. 2017
On 17th November 2017, the European Youth Forum took part in the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. We were joined by six of our member organisations: The Young European Federalists, The National Youth Council of Slovenia, the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations, the German Youth Council, the Consejo de la Juventud de Espana and the British Youth Council. Together we discussed with EU leaders the steps to be taken for a more Social Europe.

Estonia, Austria: Vote@16

19. 10. 2017
Last week, as Austria was celebrating 10 years of vote@16, 16 and 17-year-olds in Estonia had a chance to cast a ballot for the first time in a local election! To mark this occasion the European Youth Forum and the Estonian National Youth Council ( ENL) organised a two-day event to provide a space for young people to discuss vote@16

Victory for Vote@16 at the World Economic Forum!

12. 10. 2017
On 29 September, Anna Widegren – Secretary General of the European Youth Forum attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Reshaping Europe conference. This unique meeting served as a key milestone for the WEF’s New Concept for Europe initiative. It brought together 120 participants, including leading influencers from government, civil society, academia and business, as well as a community of Youth Champions, who are developing new ideas and aspirations for the Future of Europe from local communities.

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.