The European Youth Energy Network (EYEN) is the Federation uniting energy-focused youth organisations in Europe.
EYEN’s mission is to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition by reshaping youth engagement, streamlining the voice of young people and creating the space for them to act.
We are passionate and experienced in the European energy sector and in youth engagement. After participating in the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, as youth delegates, we noticed something was missing. There was a lack of youth participation in high-level debates and ministerial meetings concerning the European energy transition. In order to change this, we decided to found EYEN.
EYEN has been working closely with DG ENER and the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) via the SDG7 Youth Constituency (SDG7 YC) to establish and develop the network. In June 2020, we helped develop the first ever European Youth Energy Day. Following our Youth Shaping the Climate Pact event in December 2020, we wrote a policy paper on “Gaps and ideas for youth engagement”. Our proposals were received by DG CLIMA, who then invited us to contribute for the Climate Pact. In March 2021, EYEN won the SOLVE THE GAP Hackathon with the OpenPolicy Europe project. Find out more:
Meet the volunteers behind EYEN
Advocacy and Public Relationship
The backbone of EYEN’s daily operations. We organize ourselves in five separate working groups: Governance, Human Resources, Membership, Partnership & Funding, and Communication.
The backbone of EYEN’s daily operations. We organize ourselves in five separate working groups: Governance, Human Resources, Membership, Partnership & Funding, and Communication. The director of secretariat links our board vision to the the operational work of the secretariat, and manages its staff.
Director of Secretariat
Alberto Claudio Alvisi
We are the people responsible for EYEN’s people! From your first contact in EYEN after your application to join us, to the onboarding process and taking care of our volunteers!
Partnership & Funding
Joana Alsina Sanchez
Graphic Design responsible
Some projects require cross-functional teams, where members from different working groups collaborate with each other. When that happens, we create a dedicated task force to that event or project.
EYEF 2022 Implementation Team Coordinator
EYEF 2023 Coordinator
Young Energy Consumers Task Force Coordinator
The EYEN Advisory board is made of people who have already contributed in youth engagement sectors either at local, national or European level. The advisors support EYEN with our knowledge, experience, network and perspective. They act as reality checkers for EYEN initiatives and also share opportunities from the business and institutional worlds with the network.
Co-founder & former Vice-President
SDG7 YC Global Focal Point
Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Student Energy
Programme Officer, Governance Support Office at IRENA
Founder and Director of One Climate Action & former Strategic Communications Manager at REN21