Networking session for European Youth: Building the bridge towards intergenerational equity | COP27 Side-event

Join us for our side event in the Children&Youth Pavillion at COP27, on Tuesday 15th November at 18.00 EET.

Through this networking session for European Youth, we will create a safe and creative space for youth from Europe to address the outcomes of their involvement at COP, the challenges they faced and the proposals they have for better youth engagement in the climate discussions in order to bridge the intergenerational gap among the stakeholders and youth and achieve intergenerational equity.

Please bear in mind that spaces are limited, therefore please register your interest using this link.

This is an in-person event. Participants with access to Blue Zone can attend.

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15th November 2022, at 18:00 EET

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Children&Youth Pavillion

Intergenerational Dialogue of Continents on Climate-induced Migration | COP27 Side-event

Join us for our side event with European Environmental Bureau and the International Foundation for African Children for an Intergenerational Dialogue of Continents on Climate-Induced Migration in the Framework of Adaptation!

The event will comprise a dialogue of European, African and Latin-American youth with decision-makers on climate adaptation partnerships and climate-induced migration challenges with stress on the regional disparities and environmental injustice related to climate change & Handover of the Climate of Change petition.

Please bear in mind that spaces are limited, therefore please register your interest using this link as soon as possible. Participants with access to Blue Zone can attend in person.

We will be streaming live on YouTube.

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11th November 2022, at 11:30 EET

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Blue Zone, room 5 Memphis

Wrap up on Climate Litigation – 4th workshop

The last workshop of the series of workshops on environmental law and climate litigation is here! Wednesday 20th of July, at 16.30 online we will meet to learn more about climate litigation. In this last workshop, you will become familiar with the current trends of climate litigation, the different categories of it, the substantive grounds used and how climate change can be linked to specific actions!

After this workshop, you will have obtained a better overall understanding of the power of environmental law and you will be ready to follow our next project which will be launched soon!

Practical information


  • When?

    Wednesday 20th July 2022, 16.30 to 18.o0 CEST

  • Where?

    Online, from your home via Zoom – the link will be communicated upon registration

  • How?

    Register your interest by 18th July [12 noon CET].

Workshop agenda

Current trends of climate litigation

Different categories

Most popular substantive grounds

Causal link in climate litigation

In case of questions, contact Agnes:

Training for Trainers – Understanding legislation

This Training for Trainers will focus on environmental decision-making & local participation with a special focus on young people from rural areas, minorities and vulnerable groups.

What you can expect

The program will be based on non-formal education and intercultural learning principles.

We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and transfer and sharing of knowledge. Sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, training, workshops, discussions, reflection, planning, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning.

Aims and Objectives

We believe that the representation of diverse voices in the environmental youth movement is the key to good policy making. (Under)representation of young people from rural communities, minorities and vulnerable groups affects the design, implementation and effectiveness of policies. Facing the climate emergency, we want to make sure that those who feel its consequences the most have space in decision-making and know that their voice matters. With this project, we want to engage with young people locally, while empowering and connecting youth internationally.

The objectives of the training course are:

  • Explore and clarify the processes of environmental policy-making, to support a better understanding of environmental law and environmental issues among young people
  • Develop participants’ competencies in planning, implementing, and evaluating nonformal educational activities on environmental issues, environmental law, and climate crisis
  • Develop a hands-on workshop plan on environmental policy papers which will be exercised on an environmental level.

After the session, participants are expected to:

  • develop your understanding of policy making and environmental law
  • design a workshop on environmental issues and democratic participation for youth from rural areas, minorities and vulnerable groups, which you are going to implement in your country after the international training.

Practical information


  • When?

    From 7th August 2022 to 14th August 2022

  • Where?

    In Aghveran, Armenia

  • How?

    Register your interest before 12th of July 2022, Midnight CEST

In case of questions, contact Tanya:

Trends in Climate litigation

Climate change is one of the most fundamental problems of humanity and international climate negotiations and lawsuits against governments and companies for their climate policies are taking place more frequently than ever. But are we able to follow them? As knowledge is power, our environmental law team is hosting a series of 4 workshops during June and July to empower young people to become more involved in the international and European climate regime and provide them with the knowledge needed and bring them in contact with experts working on the field. The workshops will cover topics of fundamental international environmental law, public participation & environmental impact assessment as well as different angles of climate litigation and its current developments. Certificates will be given to the participants who attend 75% of the workshops (minimum 3 out of 4).

What you can expect

We aim to build capacity on the basic knowledge of international environmental law and include young people with no legal background in the climate movement. Through our 3rd workshop, we aim to provide a better understanding of public climate litigation having as guest speaker Filippo Fantozzi, Legal Associate in the Climate Litigation Network of Urgenda. Urgenda is one of the most widely discussed climate litigation cases against States. Through this workshop, participants will learn more about climate lawsuits against public actors from an expert, who is involved in one of the most influential cases of the climate litigation movement.

The 3rd workshop is going to take place online on the 4th of July at 16.30.

Practical information

When?4th of July at 16.30 CET

Where? Online, from your home via Zoom – the link will be communicated upon registration

How? Register your interest by 1st July [12 noon CET].

In case of questions, contact Agnes:

Public participation & environmental impact assessment

This interactive workshop aims to provide the opportunity to dive into the process of public participation and Environmental Impact Assessment.

What you can expect

The second workshop will focus on public participation and Environmental Impact Assessment and will be held in a hybrid format in Grenoble during our GA and online.

Aims and Objectives

After the workshop participants will become aware of their participation rights, they will obtain a basic understanding of what an EIA is and how they can get involved!

Practical information

When? Saturday 2nd July 2022, 11.15 to 12.15 CET

Where? Online, from your home via Zoom – the link will be communicated upon registration

How? Register your interest by 1st July [12 noon CEST].

Workshop agenda

What is public participation?

The process of public participation

Focus on EIAs and planning processes

Interactive exercise

In case of questions, contact Agnes:

Basic international environmental law

Are you interested in following the international climate regime and to get more familiar with environmental law tools in order to become more actively involved? Follow our environemental law workshop series. The first workshop, on basic International Environmental Law, will take place on the 8th of June! This is perfect for those who don’t have a legal background, and we hope to see you there.

Aims and Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to build capacity on the basic knowledge of international environmental law.

Practical information

When? Wednesday 8th 2022, 17.30 to 19.00 CEST

Where? Online, from your home via Zoom – the link will be communicated upon registration

Workshop agenda

What is international environmental law?

Basic principles of international environmental law

Interactive exercise

International Conventions

Discussion


Speakers: Environmental Law Team from YEE

Agnes Gkoutziamani

Agnes Gkoutziamani

Policy Coordinator
Laura Hildt

Laura Hildt

Environmental Law Project Lead
Emma Pagliarusco

Emma Pagliarusco

Liaison Officer on Environmental Law

In case of questions, contact Agnes:

Annual Meeting 2022

1st and 2nd July 2022, Grenoble (or remote)


We would like to announce that the Annual Meeting and the General Assembly of YEE will take place on the 1-2nd of July 2022 In Grenoble, France, following the Greenoble Summit organized by YEE on the 28-30th of June. We are happy to say that it will take place IN PERSON with an option to join in remotely. Hereby, we would like to ask each YEE member organisation to appoint a delegate to represent and vote on behalf of your organisation during the General Assembly (GA).

Practical information


Calls


Documents

Invitation Documents


Official Documents


Youth Greenoble Summit

In the framework of its green cities portfolio, YEE is organising the Youth Greenoble Summit from June 28th to June 30th in partnership with the City of Grenoble (France), European Green Capital 2022 and the French presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Aiming at emphasising the importance of cities in environmental and social change and the need for more inclusive and intersectional local campaigns, our event will bring together  75 young people between 18 and 30 years old, coming from all over Europe and interested in advocating at the city level.

Through a mixed format between a variety of workshops, conferences, experience sharing moments and informal activities in Grenoble, YEE wants:

To provide participants with theoretical knowledge on how to design and implement green local policies through an intersectional approach and equip them with advocacy tools and skills to lead inclusive local campaigns

To provide them with positive examples and inspire them to become environmental and climate youth activists and exchange knowledge

To bring youth demands on building a more intersectional, just and green transition to the highest level of decision-making (including the European Commission and the French government)

Practical information

When? 28th June to 30th June 2022

Where? Grenoble, France

In case of questions, contact Lise:

News

Have a look at the updates from the project!



Partners


The project is co-funded by the European Youth Foundation.

Run4Nature | Workshop + Run | EU Nature Restoration Law

Join us at an interactive workshop about nature restoration followed by a relay run to the Czech Ministry of Environment.

Background

After the failure to meet the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2020, there is a need for urgent action to halt biodiversity loss and degradation of ecosystems.

At the end of March 2022, the European Commission will present a draft of the new EU law to restore nature. With this event, we want to highlight that the nature restoration debate is about the interests of young people and future generations. The upcoming EU nature restoration law can be a game-changer – but only if done right!

What you can expect

Workshop

We will try to answer the following questions:
– What is nature restoration?
– Why do we need an ambitious nature restoration law?
– What is the role of the upcoming Czech Presidency in setting a high ambition for nature restoration in the EU and globally?

Relay run

We need 27 runners. Each runner takes on part of the route and hands an envelope with messages of young people collected during the workshop to the next runner. The envelope will be passed on to the Ministry of Environment – the final stop of the relay run.

Why running? We need to make nature “fit” again to reverse biodiversity loss and avert the worst consequences of climate change – preserving the planet for the next generations.

Practical information

When? Saturday 19th March 2022, 10.00 to 13.00 CET

Where? Online, from your home via Zoom – the link will be communicated upon registration

How? Register your interest by 18th March [12 noon CET].

*This event will be an opening event of the Green Track campaign organised by the European Commission and the Global Biodiversity Youth Network (GYBN).

Register

In case of questions, contact Eva: