EUTeens4Green

An opportunity for teens to take ownership and become actors of change

Background

The recent climate movements pledging for climate action showed a massive mobilisation of youth in the fight against climate change at the planetary level. Young people have claimed to be part of the dialogue when it concerns the future of the planet. They have been deeply impacted by the sanitary crisis and its economic effects and at the same time exposed to a generalised atmosphere of uncertainty. Their future will largely depend on the policy measures taken now. Moreover, they are very concerned about global warming and biodiversity protection and can act as catalysts of change as long as they feel their voice is heard.

Young people have been left out of decision making impacting their future for way too long. That is why the European Commission acknowledged the relevance of youth participation in the policy dialogue, especially in the green transition.

What is the project about

The EU TEENS4GREEN project has been launched as a clear response to the needs of the current situation. It offers an opportunity for teens to take ownership and become actors of change while proposing actions to help build a green recovery in their region and hence contribute to the good governance of Cohesion policy.

By allocating grants to teens to contribute to advancing the green transition in their regions, this project is a call-to-action to allow youth-led actions to grow locally and contributes to unleashing the potential of the young generation when it comes to their engagement and mobilisation in society.

The geographical scope of the action covering regions of the Territorial Just Transition Plans and most exposed to the social and economic impacts of the low-carbon transition, clearly shows the commitment to redefining regional funding priorities for alleviating socio-economic disparities in  “territories which have JTF characteristics, as identified in the preliminary analysis of the JTF geographical scope that supplements the 2020 European Semester Country Reports” and reducing inequalities between regions.

Which regions are eligable? Explore the JTF territories.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Launch a call to support young people’s participation in the green transition

    Experimental call for youth-led projects in the just transition regions. The aim of the projects are identifying and engaging social groups negatively affected by the transition to a green economy. The projects will run by people aged 16-24 and worth max. €10.000.

  • Increase young people’s participation in and ensure the good governance of the Cohesion Policy

  • Empower young people and make them direct actors in the sustainable transition

  • Support the EU territories which have JTF characteristics

    Support the EU territories which have JTF characteristics, as identified in the preliminary analysis of the JTF geographical scope that supplements the 2020 European Semester Country Reports, in their efforts to transition to low-carbon economies and alleviate inequalities

  • Provide recommendations on youth participation

    Provide recommendations to the European Commission on youth participation in the policy-making process linked to the green transition

Project timeline

  • May-August 2022

    Preparation of the call for projects

  • August 2022

    Developing a dissemination portal

    August 2022

  • September 2022

    Launch and promotion of the call in JTF regions

  • September-October 2022

    Reception and storage of applications

    September-October 2022

  • November-December 2022

    Closure and evaluation of applications

  • January-July 2023

    Follow-up to the implementation of the awarded actions

    January-July 2023

News

Have a look at the updates from the project!

Contact us

If you have any question about the project, please contact Žofie at zofie@yeenet.eu

Partners

Funders

The project is funded by the European Commission.

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