We place youth at the heart of the European energy transition, by building a bridge between the European Commission and energy-related youth organizations in Europe.
Our mission is to create a network of European youth organizations focused on energy. We connect youth organizations with governmental, industry and third sector bodies, promoting cooperation and exchange of opportunities on both international and local levels.
To this end, we:
Connect by building a network of networks and aligning the voices of European youth organisations engaged with energy
Disseminate by developing skills through trainings, improving the outreach of youth organizations, sharing best practices and opportunities
Empower by supporting the set up of new youth organizations and representatives, and co-creating events with our network members
We are passionate and experienced in the European energy sector and in youth engagement. After participating in the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial 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. To change this, we decided to found the European Youth Energy Network (EYEN).
We have been working closely with the European Commission Directorate General for Energy to create this network. In this way, they could validate our ideas before we brought them to reality. Our founding members also took this idea to different events, like the Commission’s Research & Innovation Days (September 2019) and the first ever European Youth Energy Day (June 2020), which we helped develop. And since May 2020 EYEN has been serving as Regional Focal Point for Europe on behalf of the SDG7 Youth Constituency of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth.
Find out more about the volunteers behind EYEN: