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3 resolutions for 2023 & a best of 2022 ūüĎČ join the team now!

3 resolutions for 2023 & a best of 2022 ūüĎČ join the team now!

Apply by the 5th of February to our teams and task forces and look back to 2022 with us! ūüöÄ

***Apply to join the EYEN team till 5 FEB***
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EYEN’s three resolutions¬†for 2023 ūüďĎūüĆü

1) Providing a space for youth to develop its stand on the energy transitionūüďĚ

In 2023, we will keep creating¬†spaces¬†that allow¬†youth to express their voice and have an impact. That’s why we’re coming back with our flagship event – the¬†European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF). The second edition of the Forum will give young energy changemakers the opportunity to¬†attend debates with experts of the energy sector and to keep improving the 12 proposals towards meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition developed in November 2022 at¬†the first EYEF ever.

Have you got a passion for communications, logistics or sponsorship? Would you like to contribute to the event’s position paper? Reach out with an application¬†by the 5th of February¬†for #EYEF2023 or for one of our open positions at EYEN¬†to work in a dynamic team of young¬†professionals and be part of a project that makes participants key players in energy + youth engagement!¬†Apply for one of our new open positions and join the team.

2) Expanding the¬†federation to represent youth from all over EuropeūüĆŅ

EYEN is the federation uniting energy-focused youth organisations in Europe. By 2022, 11 member organisations joined our network of networks to connect, exchange information as well as be empowered also in campaigns and high-level discussions! ūüéČūüéČ Over the coming months and years, we will be working hard on advocating for the meaningful engagement of young people in the energy transition, bringing members together in task forces to work on topics of interest to them. To kick off 2023, we are calling on non-profits in the youth + energy field to join us as members of EYEN.¬†

Don’t want to miss opportunities for your organisation, while connecting with other young energy changemakers?¬†Learn how to become a member¬†of our federation or drop us an email at membership@youthenergy.eu for any information!

3) Ensuring youth’s voice is heard at major energy conferences and forumsūüí≠

EYEN’s was born to address to the lack of youth access to high-level policy decision-making in the energy sector. Still today, one of the main missions that we have is to work directly with the industry, the policy¬†makers and our member organisations to create meaningful¬†connections and be able to participate in key decision-making processes at the European and international level.

In 2023, we are doing that by having young representatives¬†participating in and presenting at the major energy conferences and forums in Europe and beyond – among which¬†the European Sustainable Energy Week of 2023, the IRENA Youth Forum of 2023,¬†the next¬†Citizens’ Energy Forum¬†and COP28. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and¬†LinkedIn¬†to stay updated on all of the key takeaways, brought from our representatives to you. ūüíĽ

Our best memories of 2022:
snaps from a¬†year¬†in¬†youth engagementūüďł

Establishment and our first EYEN gathering¬†ūüŹô

In early 2022, the European Youth Energy Network was¬†officially established as an international non-profit organisation, opening up more possibilities for our members and the youth we want to represent. ūüďú

To celebrate and co-work on the plans for 2022, our team also met in Brussels for the first time in person (after many¬†months of online work!) at the first EYEN Gathering and engaged with representatives of DG ENER from the EU Commission, exploring the EU’s strategy for the incoming year.¬†

Building the first European Youth Energy Forum ūüďĚ

Where to start with engaging youth in the energy sector? We started with the first ever European Youth Energy Forum. In the spring of 2022, recruitment, logistics and sponsorship started working in full force on the event and regular meetings of the position paper team began at the end of summer. The team defined a concrete methodology for the position paper that would later become the highlight of #EYEF2022 and, together with participants, explored the challenges, possibilities and barriers to youth engagement in the European energy sector. 

Partnering with policy-makers at¬†#EUSEW2022 ūüĆĪ

In 2022, we wanted to make sure¬†that when the future of the¬†energy transition in Europe was discussed, youth representatives were¬†going to be there. That is why we partnered with the European Commission at the European Sustainable Energy Week – the main yearly high policy level event to exchange experiences, best practices and sustainable¬†energy ideas between policy-makers and stakeholders of the energy¬†sector. Rewatch with us the streaming of the Youth Energy Day¬†with our former Vice-President Miguel M√≥sca, and¬†“Repowering Europe” and “Towards energy aware¬†behaviours” with our Director of Secretariat Jacopo Sala! ūüďļ

EIT Awards: EYEN wins 3rd place¬†for inspiring change¬†ūüöÄ

Big news for our federation in 2022: on the 11th of October, the¬†European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)¬†awarded EYEN’s President¬†Federico Barbieri and the federation with the 3rd¬†place for¬†innovations that inspire change for a¬†sustainable future (CHANGE Award) and the 3rd place at the public choice award! ūüéČ‚ú® The prize of 10 000 euros will enable us to continue our work ¬†supporting young stakeholders in the energy sector in 2023.¬†

Youth, educators,¬†policy-makers and industries come together at¬†#EYEF2022 ¬†for a better energy transitionūü¶ú

From the 19th to the 23rd of November, the work of many months came to an end: the first European Youth Energy Forum was finally here! In Lisbon, 45 young Europeans from 23 countries came together and finalised their position paper containing 12 concrete proposals for meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition. The paper was presented to public and private stakeholders Рfrom the Portuguese Parliament to the energy corporation Galp, and many more in progress Рand a special team is already coming together to work on its implementation! So watch out for updates on this and #EYEF2023.

Representing youth as energy consumers 
at the 14th Citizens’ Energy Forum ‚ôĽÔłŹ

At the end of 2022, EYEN was invited as a panelist to spread awareness on challenges and¬†initiatives of youth in their role as energy consumers at the annual European Citizens’ Energy Forum.¬†At the 14th edition of the event, EYEN’s Vice-President Carlotta Ferri, presented to an audience of consumers, regulators and industry representatives.¬†She explained how¬†youth’s¬†lack of education, financial resources and opportunities¬†limit the impact that young people can have as responsible and proactive consumers.¬†

To address these challenges and propose actions at the next Forum, EYEN is opening positions for a Young Energy Consumers Task Force: have a look and apply here!

If 2022 was an important year for EYEN, we have even more ambitious plans for 2023. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders.¬†Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 4+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.

You can…do coordination, policy, logistics, sponsorship or communications for #EYEF2023. In short,¬†everything that it takes to enable a great forum. You can…coordinate or join the¬†Young Energy Consumers Task Force to create knowledge on young energy consumers in Europe and prepare EYEN’s participation in the Citizens‚Äô Energy Forum. Did you know that the outcomes of the forum feed directly into the work of the European Commission in the energy and consumer policy areas? You can…prepare EYEN’s contributions to COP,¬†the supreme decision-making body of the UN Convention for Climate Change in the COP Task Force. Or you can…help us build power in the communications, membership, partnership and governance team of the federation. Have an impact –¬†Apply till 5 February.¬†
 

Make 2023 count: apply to our open positions ūüöÄ

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Our best wishes: discover the European Youth Energy Forum of 2022 ūüéĄ

Our best wishes: discover the European Youth Energy Forum of 2022 ūüéĄ

Apply to our open positions for next year’s Forum and read about EYEF’s 12 measures for meaningful youth engagement!¬†

Connect. Advocate. Empower.
Join us at EYEN

This was the European Youth Energy Forum of 2022ūü¶ú

“The ongoing shift in the European energy sector involves a paradigm shift ‚Äď conventional procedures and solutions are no longer enough to face the challenges. Youth are the ones who see their future put at risk, they have acknowledged the urgency of the energy transition, and are energised to create change. The future of the European energy transition has to capitalise from our young people’s engagement, knowledge, legitimacy and diversity.”
‚Äď EYEF’s¬†position paper,¬†November¬†2022¬†‚Äď

From the 19th to the 23rd of November,¬†¬†EYEN hosted¬†the first ever¬†European Youth Energy Forum¬†in Lisbon, and the participants¬†reached key milestones in¬†bringing youth closer to the energy sector.¬†The event provided a¬†space to¬†connect¬†youth in the European energy transition, giving them a unified voice. With the event, EYEN¬†managed to bring youth from all across Europe together for a¬†week, to bridge¬†them¬†with different stakeholders of the energy sector –¬†from¬†academia to¬†privates and policy-makers.

ūüéČūüéČūüéČBREAKING NEWS: The¬†position paper resulting from the event contains 12 concrete proposals to improve youth engagement in the European energy transition. It was already¬†presented to¬†policy-makers at the¬†Portuguese Parliament – more precisely the Environment and Energy Commission¬†–¬†to the CEO of the integrated energy operator Galp in its company headquarters, & more. On the occasion of the paper¬†presentation in Lisbon, the President of EYEN Federico Barbieri and the President of ADENE – the¬†Portuguese Agency for Energy – Nelson Lage, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for future cooperation.

For these achievements, we want to thank all our participants, the organising team,¬†our partner¬†EnR (European Energy Agency) and our sponsors ADENE (Ag√™ncia para Energia, Portuguese Energy Agency),¬†¬†Pavilh√£o do Conhencimento and GALP! We¬†look forward to seeing¬†you at #EYEF2023¬†and,¬†in the meantime, we¬†wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the whole EYEN¬†team!¬†ūüéäūüéĄ

Read EYEF’s position paper

Rewatch the live streaming of EYEF’s debates

Open positions for next year’s European Youth Energy Forum

ūüďłWant to see the pictures from the event? Check them out on our LinkedIn!¬†

EYEF’s position paper on the role of youth in the¬†European energy transition:
a call for action¬†ūüďĚ

At the first ever European Youth Energy Forum, we gathered 45 young¬†participants from more than 20 countries, with diverse backgrounds but a common interest: placing youth at the heart of the European energy transition.¬†Their exchanges with representatives from the¬†energy sector present in Lisbon¬†and their preparatory work produced a position paper titled “The Role of Youth in the future of the European energy transition” which identifies structural¬†barriers¬†across Europe preventing the success of youth action¬†–¬†such as¬†ageism and¬†youth washing –¬†and¬†12 specific measures to ¬†improve youth engagement in the energy transition.¬†

The measures focus on 3 fundamental areas: public policy making, knowledge transfer and education, and the private sector. Their rapid implementation is essential to the creation of an efficient framework for meaningful youth engagement. That is why, as EYEN, we are committed to presenting the paper to the broadest audience possible and supporting effective changes.

Curious to learn more? ūüßź¬†Read EYEF’s paper for the measures, their¬†implementation timeframes, and the methodologies involved >¬†ūüí≠

‚ú® EYEF’s¬†12 measures
for meaningful youth engagement✨

1. Youth Energy Councils (YECs):  an advisory board at the national level to institutionalise youth representation and have significant impact on policy-making;
2. Energy Youth Standard: a framework of qualitative and quantitative metrics to avoid youth washing and tokenism in the energy sector; 
3. Youth National Energy Survey: the collecting of youth opinions on the energy transition strategy Рto be conducted every two years online;
4. Energy transition workshops for high school students: involving university students teaching to their younger peers as part of their curricula;

5. Green Skills for Educators: with the cooperation of local academic partner institutions, provide pre-university educators with thorough knowledge on the energy transition; 
6. Compel universities to provide SDGs and ET courses: the curricula will be checked through national accreditation programs and cooperation between universities;
7. Youth NEETs Just Energy Transition Training: a free accessible program for youth Not in Employment, Education or Training, prioritising marginalised groups;
8. One-stop-shop for youth energy engagement: a platform to access opportunities of education and engagement in the European energy sector;

9. National Talent Pool for Blue Collar Workers within the Energy Sector: a website that aims at connecting job seekers to work opportunities in clean energy;
10. Label for youth friendly companies, associations and public organisations: an awards-based labelling system to recognise actors increasing youth participation; 
11. Youth non-executive board programs and positions: to integrate youth in company boards through dedicated positions; 
12. Work-study programs in the energy sector: in agreement with all stakeholders, enabling young workers to obtain university degrees while employed.

Dive into the 12 proposals & share in your network

Any plans for the new year?
Join us for¬†the next edition of EYEF! ūü¶ú

EYEF 2022 has just finished, but preparations are already ongoing for the next year’s event! Do you want to help us bring youth together? Dive¬†behind-the-scenes of¬†the next edition through one of the¬†several volunteering positions¬†now open. We’re looking for young professionals and students (below age 35, wherever you’re based in Europe) to join us on:

Event logistics;
The position paper team;
Event sponsorship;
Event communication – graphic designer;
Event communication – content writer.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? You can send us an open application!¬†
And while you think about it… find out from¬†three of¬†our 45 participants –¬†Thomas, Zorana and Lindsay – how they were involved in the event, and what it meant for them to be part of the first ever European Youth Energy Forum!

Three participants about #EYEF2022 ūüé§

Lindsay Bell-Etkin is Fundraising and Development Manager at Student Energy and Ambassador at FLIK РFemale Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge. 

“I feel so incredibly fortunate to have attended EYEF. There is something powerful about being in a space with so many young people driven to create meaningful change in the energy transition. I can’t wait for the next one!”

Zorana Antovska is a Master’s student in International Relations, European Integration and Diplomacy. She is working as an instructor at her faculty, and in¬†several institutes on projects related to the energy transition and climate change.

“My experience in the first European Youth Energy Forum can be described in two words – encouraging and inspiring. The energy transition is a huge challenge globally, which requires a solution that comes from multiple sectors and levels. The act of gathering people with different backgrounds, coming from different generations, is a perfect first step towards finding the right solution. ”

Thomas Romano is a student in European and International Public Policy and Politics at Bocconi University and at the London School of Economics.

“EYEF was such an inspiring event where I had the ability to meet and exchange with amazing people from a diversity of backgrounds, united by a passion for the energy¬†sector. Building the paper together and getting to present it to ADENE¬†and Galp is an experience that I will always remember.”

Like what we do? Join the team!

We have ambitious plans. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders. Whichever your background, you might be the human we’re looking for. Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 3+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.¬†

Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application!

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TOMORROW: European Youth Energy Forum ūü¶ú

TOMORROW: European Youth Energy Forum ūü¶ú

Join the event’s live streaming or book your place in Lisbon to attend debates with leading speakers from the energy sector!

Connect. Advocate. Empower.

Join us at EYENūüí°

The European Youth Energy Forum starts tomorrow!

For five days starting¬†from tomorrow, EYEN is hosting the first ever¬†European Youth Energy Forum¬†in Lisbon, organised in partnership with EnR, with the sponsorship of ADENE and Pavilh√£o do Conhencimento and GALP! ūüéȬ†The event is aimed at¬†connecting youth, giving them a unified voice and bridging them together with different stakeholders of the energy sector.¬†The¬†resulting¬†position paper will be¬†available¬†on our website from the end of the event onwards.

Check the agenda and the speakers ūüďÉ

Are you in Lisbon? Join us on-site! ūüáĶūüáĻ¬†

Wherever you are, join our live streaming! ūüĆć

EYEF’s agenda: the debates you don’t want to miss ūüí≠

DAY 1 –¬†19th of November¬†

09:00 – 10:00 GMT¬†–¬†Welcome address¬†ūü•≥¬†With EYEN, ADENE, EnR, IPDJ, the Representation of the European Commission, and recently confirmed speakers from¬†the Lisbon Municipality and Ci√™ncia¬†Viva!
10:20 – 10:40 GMT – Keynote speech with¬†Jo√£o Matos Fernandes, Former Minister for¬†Environment¬†and¬†Climate¬†Action for the¬†Portuguese Government. ūüćĬ†
10:40 – 12:00 GMT – Effective youth engagement in the energy transition policy-making process¬†with speakers from¬†DG ENER, ENSE, ADENE,¬†EYEN and Women in Tech.¬†ūüí≠

DAY 2 Р20th of November 

9:00 – 10:30 GMT – Education¬†and knowledge transfer in the energy transition (I)¬†ūüéď with speakers from¬†Youth4Climate Summit, Istituto Superi√≥r Tecnico,¬†Greenvolt Comunidades and Women in Tech. ¬†
11:00 – 12:30 GMT –¬†Education¬†and knowledge transfer in the energy transition (II)¬†ūüéď with speakers from the¬†University of Coimbra, the International Labour Organisation, Siemens Energy, Coop√©rnico and Women in Tech.¬†

DAY 3 Р21st of November 

9:00 – 10:30 GMT – Empowering youth in the energy transition within the private sector (I)ūüí°with speakers from FELPT, EIT InnoEnergy Iberia, REN and Women in Tech.
11:30 – 12:30 GMT – Empowering youth in the energy transition within the private sector (II)¬†ūüí°with speakers from¬†Galp, ADENE,¬†Ci√™ncia¬†Viva¬†and Women in Tech.

DAY 4 Р22nd of November (9:00 Р11:50 GMT)

Position paper presentation ūüďÉ
Discussion panel
Closing session¬†¬†ūüéČ

 

Agenda¬†ūüďÉ| On-site registration¬†ūüáĶūüáĻ¬†| Live stream¬†ūüĆć

Like what we do? Join the team!

We have ambitious plans. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders. Whichever your background, you might be the human we’re looking for. Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 3+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.¬†

Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application!

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You’re invited to the European Youth Energy Forum! ūü¶ú

You’re invited to the European Youth Energy Forum! ūü¶ú

Join the event online or on site, read our position paper and meet the people behind EYEF!

Connect. Advocate. Empower.

Join us at EYENūüí°

The very first
European Youth Energy Forum 
19-23 November 2022

“We created the¬†European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF) to help fix the lack of youth engagement and impact in the energy transition. We want to bring youth together, discuss the barriers to youth engagement and how to overcome them. We’re not going to¬†fix everything overnight, but we’re surely taking a step forward.¬†And we want to do it again next year.
And the next. And the next…”
 The EYEF Team

 

Join us in Lisbon ūüöČ or watch our live streaming! ūüďļ

The time has come: from the 19th to the 23rd of November, 45 young change-makers from different areas of expertise within the energy sector are coming together in Lisbon at the first ever European Youth Energy Forum! The Forum is organised in partnership¬†with EnR – the¬†European Energy Network – with the sponsorship of¬†ADENE –¬†the¬†Portuguese Energy Agency – Pavilh√£o do¬†Conhecimento and GALP.¬†

With EYEF, the European Youth Energy Network aims at¬†connecting youth and providing a forum to address the lack of youth engagement in the energy transition through five full days of debates and a resulting position paper¬†“On the role of youth in the future of the European energy transition.”¬†ūüďĚ

In this newsletter:

Three debates on the role of youth you don’t want to miss;¬†
Register to participate on site in Lisbon; 
Join the live streaming of EYEF on our Youtube Channel;
Discover the¬†participants’¬†three-months work on the¬†position paper;¬†
Meet the people making the event possible!

For more updates from the event, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram¬†ūüéČ

EYEF’s agenda: the debates you don’t want to miss ūüí≠

Our agenda for EYEF is packed with events on youth participation and engagement in the energy sector, to provide you and our 45 on-site participants with a forum where youth perspectives are valued.

DAY 1 –¬†19th of November (9:00 – 13:00 GMT)

Welcome address!
Effective youth engagement in the energy transition policy-making process¬†ūüí≠

DAY 2 – 20th of November (9:00 – 12:30 GMT)

Education¬†and knowledge transfer in the energy transition ūüéď

DAY 3 – 21st of November (9:00 – 13:00 GMT)

Empowering youth in the energy transition within the private sector ūüí°

DAY 4 Р22st of November (9:00 Р13:00 GMT)

Position paper presentation ūüďÉ

Reserve your spot on site at Pavilh√£o do Conhecimento in Lisbon or follow us on Youtube and on our social media pages for our live streaming and updates! ¬†Wherever you are, you’re welcome to join us! ūüĆ欆

 

Behind the scenes: building the position paper ūüĒĖūüďöūüßź

The European¬†Youth Energy Forum has a¬†goal: making youth voices heard through a position paper “On the role of youth in the future of the European energy transition.” ūüďĚ

In the latest phase of the project, our 45 on-site participants have completed their three-months journey of research on what the barriers, the advantages and the indicators of youth engagement are in their own countries and they have voted for best (and worst) practices of youth engagement from all across Europe.

Ageism and youth washing, the skills that young people have developed and can develop to quickly adapt and the sense of urgency that motivates the younger generations are just some of the topics that  participants will develop in their position paper. 

Curious to read more?¬†ūüßźThe paper will be¬†available¬†on EYEN’s website and will be¬†officially¬†presented on the 22nd of November at 9:00 GMT at Pavilh√£o de Conhencimento. Join us for the presentation¬†on site or with our¬†live stream on EYEN’s Youtube!¬†¬†

 

Voices from behind the scenes:
meet some of the people that make EYEF possible ‚ú®

Tiago is an Energy Engineer with a passion for communications, which is why he joined the Communications Team in EYEN.

In EYEF, he is one of the Coordinators of the event!  
 

Joana is an Innovation Engineer with a passion for communication and graphic design. She’s lived in many different cities but EYEN is her new home!¬†In EYEF, she coordinates the communications for the event.

“The event is going to be an amazing opportunity to prove that youth contributions matter, that young energy experts are skilled, resourceful and committed. I joined the EYEF Team because I don’t want to miss this: it feels like the right place to be!”
 

Rachel is a second-year Master’s student at EIT InnoEnergy, studying energy for smart cities. ¬†In EYEF,¬†she¬†volunteers in the¬†Communications Team as a graphic designer.

“I want to do something for the environment! That’s why I am here. EYEF engages me in the¬†energy transition journey and connects me with amazing people working in¬†the field. I am learning a lot from the team, and it is helping me develop my interests into practical skills.”

Like what we do? Join the team!

We have ambitious plans. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders. Whichever your background, you might be the human we’re looking for. Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 3+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.¬†

Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application!

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Youth needs more

Youth needs more

EYEN wins prize fund at the EIT Awards, our experience at #EUSEW2022 and the EU Teens4Green call for projects.

Connect. Advocate. Empower.

Join us at EYENūüí°

Big news for our federation and a special mention to our President Federico Barbieri! Federico presented EYEN at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Awards, winning third place for the CHANGE Award, and third place for the Public Award! The prize of 10 000 euros will enable us to pursue our mission of placing youth at the heart of the energy transition.
A massive thank you for your support from the whole EYEN Team! ūüéȬ†

Scroll down for more information on our partnership with the European Sustainable Energy Week, and funding opportunities from our member organisations! And remember: save the date for the European Youth Energy Forum Рfrom the 19th to the 23rd of November Рgathering 45 young Europeans to build a position paper on the role of youth in the energy transition. 

EYEN at the European Sustainable Energy Week! ūü¶ú

 To all of you who joined us at EUSEW: thank you! Being a partner of the European Sustainable Week, EYEN had the opportunity to speak up about the need for stronger youth engagement in policy decisions and local communities at the biggest conference dedicated to renewables and energy efficiency in Europe.  

The Conference was organised by the European Commission and¬†unfolded from the 19th to the 29th of September, through events like the¬†European Youth Energy Day – focussed on youth participation in the energy transition and¬†cutting-edge technologies –¬†and the¬†Policy Talks,¬†bringing together youth, professionals from the energy industry and policy-makers on specific topics.

Relive the Conference’s highlights > ✨

Watch all of the sessions >¬†ūüďļ¬†

“Youth wants more. The technology to achieve our objectives is there.
On behalf of my friends, colleagues and fellow young professionals, I ask for¬†faster policies, responses and adaptation in these times of change.”
Miguel Mósca 

Youth engagement is a necessary precondition for a just energy transition. With 2022 declared the Year of the Youth by the EU Commission, this year’s European Youth Energy Day, the 26th of September, was a special occasion for EYEN. 

On the day, EYEN’s Vice-President РMiguel Mósca Рengaged in a dialogue with the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson and young representatives of the energy industry and NGOs related to the sector. 

The talk was a mutual exchange of expectations on the current energy crisis, Europe’s dependency from imports of energy sources, and solutions and inputs on how to best meet emission reduction goals. 

Join us in the rewatch of the Youth Policy Dialogue!¬†ūüďļ

“We are trying to engage young people,¬†gather their energy to give it¬†a direction. Fostering¬†opportunities within local communities can turn younger generations into the¬†driving force of the transition.”
Jacopo Sala

For EUSEW’s Policy Talks, our Director of Secretariat Jacopo Sala participated in two panels on the role of youth in the energy transition. 

As youth, the¬†first challenge¬†we face in making our voices heard is limited space and time dedicated to our engagement and education in local communities.ūüí≠¬†Through the¬†panels, EYEN advocated for a closer collaboration between educational institutions and energy communities¬†including¬†internships and thesis projects, and an¬†increased safe space for dialogue between different segments of the community.¬†Our stand? In a mutual learning process, youth can and should inform better energy policy decisions on what the next 20 years will look like.¬†

Rewatch!¬†“Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design”¬†(29/09/2022) ūüďļ

Rewatch!¬†“Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation”¬†(27/09/2022)¬†ūüďļ

Like what we do? Join the team!

We have ambitious plans. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders. Whichever your background, you might be the human we’re looking for. Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 3+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.¬†

Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application!

News from the wider network

The call for projects of EU Teens4Green is open: apply for funding by 3rd of November!

Are you aged between 15 and 24? Are you from one of these territories? Do you have a project to engage your community in the shift towards a green economy? Apply by the 3rd of November to receive extensive funding! 

EU Teens4Green‚Äôs call for proposal – funded by the European Union and DG Regio – is offering grants of up to ‚ā¨10.000 to young individuals, groups or associations to alleviate the socio-economic disparities of the most carbon-intensive regions of Europe.¬†The call was drafted with the help of EYEN through the EU Teens4Green Think Thank, and it is managed by Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN), Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) and CEE Bankwatch Network – with the support of the association Generation Climate Europe (GCE).¬†

Explore ideas for your project >
Apply! 

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Last call to join us at the greatest annual event on Europe’s energy future!

Last call to join us at the greatest annual event on Europe’s energy future!

#EUSEW2022, our first European Youth Energy Forum and EU TeensforGreen ūüéä

Connect. Advocate. Empower.

Join us at EYEN‚ö°ÔłŹ

We’re back! Don’t miss this¬†if you’re a young changemaker working towards the European #energytransition or a leader engaging with youth in the field and reading our newsletter:¬†the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe is here with its Europen Youth Energy Day and policy program!

ūüďÜFrom the 26th¬†to the 30th of September,¬†we are¬†going to be¬†partners of¬†the European¬†Sustainable Energy Week (#EUSEW2022)¬†where you can meet us online, and in person!¬†In the meantime, you can contribute to the¬†EU Teens4Green¬†Project, concretely funding youth-led actions¬†that contribute in advancing the green transition in the EU’s most¬†carbon¬†intensive regions.¬†

ūü•Āūü•Āūü•ĀAnd remember, from the¬†19th to the 23rd of November¬†EYEN is¬†going to host¬†the very first European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF) in Lisbon!¬†The position paper on the role of youth in the European energy¬†transition¬†resulting from the event will be presented to the¬†Portuguese Parliament, and you can follow it all online.¬†

 Join us at the European Sustainable Energy Week, online and in person!

In just a few days,¬†EYEN is going to¬†#EUSEW2022! This year, the European Sustainable Energy Week is at the core of the¬†European Year of Youth,¬†and EYEN is partner¬†of a number of events¬†united under the common theme “Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition.”¬†

Curious about what¬†the future of energy looks like?¬†ūü§Ē
Join¬†us¬†at this year’s Energy Fair¬†and sign up to¬†our¬†Policy Talks!¬†

Meet our delegates online and in person at the Energy Fair:¬†get to know their stories! ūüí≠

On the 28th – 29th of September, our team is travelling to Brussels!ūüöČ
You can find us in¬†the¬†Charlemagne Building at the European Commission, to meet you and greet you in person at EUSEW’s Energy Fair, to present our¬†ongoing¬†projects and future events. If you’re not able to join us physically, chat with us!¬†And, in¬†the meantime,¬†enjoy this¬†sneak peek!

Federico is a renewable energy engineer with a passion for energy policy, citizens engagement and international cooperation. He is the President and Co-Founder of EYEN.

“I co-founded EYEN because there is a need for an organisation that can coordinate, connect¬† and empower youth energy-focused organisations across Europe. EYEN is well placed to trigger a dialogue between different stakeholders and to innovate the way we approach the European energy transition.”

Miguel is Vice-President and co-founder of EYEN, and Private Sector Lead at BABLE Smart Cities. He holds a double Master’s Degree in Energy for Smart Cities and he wishes to grow EYEN to ensure it is the most important point of contact between youth and energy, while empowering young people within the sector.

“We founded EYEN because we saw that youth was and is not taken seriously in energy – an “old fashioned” sector. Age should not be a boundary for impact, and we can see that today: the future European and global leaders are among us, the youth, today. It is only fair that we can choose our own future.”

Jacopo is a Ph.D. Researcher in perovskite-based photovoltaics. In EYEN, he manages the day to day operations of the Network and supports the development of new activities.
 

“Thinking of sustainability challenges, energy has always fascinated me for its complexity and its cross discipline challenges. With EYEN, I want to empower youth to be a relevant stakeholder, to question the status quo and think out of the box.”

EUSEW’s Policy Talks:¬†join us on¬†the future of youth engagement in energy policies!

September 26 at 14:00 CET:¬†Vice-President Miguel M√≥sca¬†at the¬†European Youth Energy Day¬†discusses together with Kadri Simson –¬†European Commissioner for Energy – in the “Youth Policy Dialogue on how to ensure that Europe‚Äôs future energy independence is sustainable”
September 27 at¬†14:30 – 16:00 CET:¬†Director of Secretariat Jacopo Sala¬†debates¬†“Repowering Europe by¬†empowering energy communities:¬†a perspective on digital and social innovation”
September 29 at¬†9:30 – 11:30 CET:¬†President Federico Barbieri¬†joins¬†the panel on “Towards¬†energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform¬†better policy design”
September 29 at¬†14 – 15:30 CET: Ana Rita Gomes,¬†Board Member at Future Energy Leaders Portugal – one of our most recent members – discusses in¬†the panel on “The potential of renewable gases to support the energy transition and guarantee security of supply”.

Register to the events on the EU Commission’s platform >

Like what we do? Join the team!

We have ambitious plans. To achieve them, we’re building a strong team¬†of courageous creatives¬†& communicators, clever engineers and¬†lawyers, visionary policy freaks and cheerful team leaders. Whichever your background, you might be the human we’re looking for. Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? In 3+ hours a week in an international team of young professionals and students, with the chance to try out different roles, get all the training you need and co-create the inner architecture¬†ūüŹõÔłŹ‚ö°of a youth-led¬†federation unlike any other.¬†

Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application!

News from the wider network

Participate in the EU Teens4Green Project:
funding youth-led actions in Europe’s carbon intensive regions¬†

With a budget of one million euros and grants of up to 10.000 euros, EU Teens4Green is a promising initiative aimed at funding at least 70 projects run by youth in EU carbon-intensive regions covered by the Just Transition Fund. An open call for projects will be launched in September 2022, dedicated to young (15-24 years old) residents in territories eligible for the Just Transition Fund. 

Get involved: your help is also needed! Youth and Environment Europe is looking for local facilitators to disseminate the call in local languages, to support young applicants and to mentor them in organising local actions in their countries. You can also share your input to help identify challenge areas for EUTeens4Greens to focus on! Fill out and share this survey on pressing issues for you and your community regarding the just energy transition. 

EYEN is providing input on designing the call for applicants and on dissemination and communication efforts as part of the EUTeens4Green Think Tank, a wide group of stakeholders working on youth and energy. The platform is managed by a consortium formed of Startup Europe Regions Network, Youth and Environment Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network with the support of Generation Climate Europe. 

Find out how to apply and follow for more news >

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European Youth Energy Network – our monthly news‚ö°

European Youth Energy Network – our monthly news‚ö°

Learn about our first General Assembly, the European Energy Forum and other news and events!

New in our Network!

Celebrating our 1st General Assembly: six new member organisations join EYEN and officials are elected!

June brought good news! Since this spring we‚Äôve been officially established as an international non-profit organisation (‚ÄúAssociation internationale sans but lucratif‚ÄĚ, AISBL) and on June 18th, we came together for our first General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the Federation. The General Assembly reunited all our Member organisations to elect officials and welcome six new member organisations in our network¬†ūü•≥

Speaking of, congratulations to our two new Governing Board members: Carlotta Ferri – EYEN Development – and Luciana Miu – EYEN Advocacy and Public Relations! And ¬†a very warm¬†welcome to our new members: Bundesverband Junge Energie e.V. (BJE),¬†Future Energy Leaders Portugal (FEL PT),¬†PoliEnergy,¬†Pour un r√©veil √©cologique,¬†Reboot and¬†Student Conference “Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development” (SCEESD).

With now a total of ten Member organisations, very diverse in scope and aims, EYEN is growing with more events Рonline and in person Рfrom our members, and more opportunities for youth engagement in the important decisions and fundamental dialogues with institutions that shape the energy sector. 

Check out our article on the 1st General Assembly and the transformations of our youth-led network >

Join us for the very first European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF)!

EYEN is organising the very first European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF). An event that connects youth, gathering 45 young Europeans, giving them a unified voice and bringing them together with different stakeholders of the energy sector.  

Together, we’re going to build a position paper on the role of youth in the European energy transition and present the results to high-level decision makers and stakeholders of the energy sector Рwe’re going to take it to the Portuguese Parliament, while also streaming it online!

The event will take place from 19 to 23 November in Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisbon. But the work starts from early September, when we’ll start working on the position paper via online sessions. 

Applications are open until 19 August: make sure to secure your spot at EYEF! 

 Learn more and register here >

EYEN is nominated for the #EIT CHANGE Award 2022!

The #EITAwards 2022 nominees are unveiled and Federico Barbieri, on behalf of the European Youth Energy Network, is one of them! 
The nominees include 27 outstanding innovators from 15 countries, who are doing great work in accelerating a sustainable future. The aim of the award granted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to ‚Äúrecognise the most promising entrepreneurs and innovators emerging from the EIT‚Äôs ecosystem across Europe‚ÄĚ and to help them develop new solutions for the pressing topics of our times, from climate, to energy, digitalisation,¬†mobility and many others.¬†

Participate by getting to know the nominees and their amazing work, by watching the online semi-final on the 29th of September and voting for your favourite innovator for the Public Award. Stay tuned to discover who won at the Grand Final on the 11th of October!

Check out Federico’s nominee¬†

Meet all the nominees and get to know more about the programme 

EYEN’s going to the¬†European Sustainable Energy Week!¬†ūüćÄ

EYEN is going to #EUSEW2022! This year, the European Sustainable Energy Week is at the core of the European Year of Youth, and EYEN is at the forefront of a number of events that deal with the most pressing challenges of the energy transition, united under #EUSEW2022‚Äôs common theme: Going green and digital for Europe’s energy transition.

Join us in the following Policy Dialogues: 

Vice-President Miguel M√≥sca at the European Youth Energy Day discussing together with Kadri Simson –¬†European Commissioner for Energy –¬†how to ensure that Europe‚Äôs future energy independence is sustainable on Monday, September 26 at 14:00 CET¬†
Director of Secretariat Jacopo Sala debating “Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation” on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 14:30 – 16:00 CET
President Federico Barbieri joining the panel on “Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design”¬†on Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 CET.

Register on the EU Commission’s platform dedicated to the events > 

Promoting EU-Africa cooperation:
EYEN joins the RES4Africa Youth Task Force 

We’re glad to announce that EYEN is officially a Member of the RES4Africa Youth Task Force, a panel of young representatives who work to enhance the cooperation with international youth organisations and young energy leaders active in Africa’s just energy transition. 

The Youth Task Force gathered in-person for the first time on the 27th of June, at the RES4Africa Foundation event ‚ÄúYouth Empowerment for driving African energy transition‚ÄĚ hosted in Milan. EYEN is represented in the Task Force by Luciana Miu – Governing Board Member on¬†EYEN Development and Public Relations – who will pursue our mission of enhancing EU-Africa cooperation and promoting the empowerment of African youth in the energy transition of the continent.¬†

Read all about the first in-person gathering of the Task Force >

Our latest article for #EUSEW2022: uniting the voice of youth towards the European just transition

Why does the European just (energy) transition even need youth-led networks? How do these organisations act, where do we stand on youth engagement now and what needs to happen?
You can read all about this while waiting for the EUSEW2022 Conference in ‚ÄúUniting the voice of youth towards the European Just transition: best practices from youth-led networks” the latest article that Adriana Bascone – our Communications Coordinator – wrote for EYEN on the European Commission‚Äôs blog dedicated to #EUSEW2022. Hint: it‚Äôs about building connection, fair representation & #youth + #energychangemaking superpowersūüóĮ

Read the full article and its key takeaways >

Meet our volunteers

Meet Mikl√≥s and Yu-Hsuan!¬†Learn a little about them and why they’re a part of EYEN in the journey to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition.

Miklós works as a designer-engineer and web developer. He joined the EYEN communication team to share his experience to help develop and maintain the EYEN website.

“The energy transition is an extremely important and increasingly urgent issue, and the participation and enthusiasm of young people can move this process forward. I have joined EYEN to help this fantastic team with my experience in my work field.”¬†

РMiklós Ferencz

Yu-Hsuan is a Sustainable Energy Engineer and now a sustainable energy trader. In EYEN, she is in the sponsorship team for the European Youth Energy Forum.

“I joined EYEN because I always find connecting with people exciting and inspiring.¬†Communication and connections are definitely powerful especially for the youth in Energy sectors.¬†I am really looking forward to the future opportunities that we as EYEN could explore in the energy transition.”¬†
 

–¬†Yu-Hsuan Li

Do you like what we do? Support us! 

The European Youth Energy Network needs your support for a future in which youth have a strong voice in the policy making process! To have the impact we want, we are right now getting established as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels and starting new activities. Even with just 5‚ā¨ you can support the establishment and further development of the network.¬†

Find out more about our story and contribute today:
https://youthenergy.eu/contribute-eyen/

We’re recruiting. Join the team!¬†

Do you think that youth should be more engaged in the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation? Then join us as a volunteer from any place in Europe! We’re especially looking for:¬†
 

‚ÄĘ Social Media Manager

‚Äʬ†Graphic Designers

‚Äʬ†Content Writers

‚Äʬ†Videomakers

We’re also setting up a team to help us organising an in-person event in¬† beautiful Lisbon, which will take place in November 2022!

All open positions and application:
https://youthenergy.eu/join-eyen-volunteer/

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European Youth Energy Network Рour monthly news ⚡

European Youth Energy Network Рour monthly news ⚡

We’re back with big, official news! Learn about our upcoming General Assembly, interesting webinars and other news!

We‚Äôre back with big, official news! Since this spring, we‚Äôve been officially established as an international non-profit organisation (‚ÄúAssociation internationale sans but lucratif‚ÄĚ, AISBL) under Belgian law, headquartered in Brussels. On¬†June 18th, we‚Äôll come together for our first General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the Federation, elect officials and welcome new member organisations in our network. This means that the paperwork is doneūü•≥ and from next month we‚Äôll be fully operational and ready to reshape youth engagement towards a just, empowered and collaborative European energy transition as the first and only federation of energy-focused youth organisations in Europe. What exciting times to be a young energy changemaker! While we‚Äôre busy growing the team and fine-tuning our strategy and even planning an in-person conference, read on for some news and events from EYEN and its members (and scroll down if you want to grow with a growing team).

New in our Network

YES-Europe and Europe-Africa Youth Network are partnering up to bring us an awesome webinar!

EYEN‚Äôs Member YES-Europe, is teaming up with the Europe-Africa Youth Network and bringing us the Webinar ‚ÄúAfrican-European exchange on energy transition ‚Äď how to achieve it together!‚Ä̬†

The webinar will approach the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition on both continents and how the issue can be approached jointly. Expert speakers from both Europe and Africa will share their views on the topic and there will also be the opportunity for the audience to share their perspectives.

The Webinar will take place on May 25th at 18:30 CEST, on Zoom.
Sign up here¬†¬Ľ

Find out how you can have a say on the sustainability of European products until June 22nd!

Have you ever wondered if the products you use every day are really sustainable? Or what would have to change to make the whole life cycle of products more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly? Then we have news for you! On March 30th 2022, the European Commission published its latest legislative proposal to enforce sustainability standards for products that are sold and bought in Europe: the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI). 
Would you like to know more about the SPI and what’s in it for the EU’s energy policy and youth? Are you interested in getting involved in the quest towards a circular economy, shaping the laws that will redefine our path towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient Europe? 

Read our article here ¬Ľ

EYEN participated as a jury member for the European Commission’s Film4Energy Challenge

EYEN participated as member of the Jury in the competition ‚ÄúFilm4Energy Challenge‚ÄĚ organised by the European Commission between October 2021 and March 2022.¬†
As part of the competition, schools across the EU were invited to create short videos about the importance of Energy Efficiency and the benefits of saving energy for their school, commune or city.  The students of 90 schools from 16 EU countries, aged 12 to 15 worked in teams on their projects, and the result is a heterogeneous mix of videos with creative and inspiring messages.

The winners have now been announced, and there is some awesome stuff! 
Check out the videos here ¬Ľ

Meet our volunteers

Meet Arianna and Federico!¬†Learn a little about them and why they’re a part of EYEN in the journey to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition.

Arianna is a Master’s student in European and International Environmental Law with experience in legal research. In EYEN, she is content writer for the Communications Team. 

“I joined EYEN because I believe that youth participation and engagement in the decisions taken today on tomorrow‚Äôs policies on the energy transition is fundamental. I‚Äôm happy to contribute to the work of this amazing team of young people from different backgrounds.”

– Arianna Crosera

Federico is a renewable energy engineer with a passion for energy policy, citizens engagement and international cooperation. He is the President and Co-Founder of EYEN.
 
“I co-founded EYEN because there is a need for an organisation that can coordinate, connect¬† and empower youth energy-focused organisations across Europe. EYEN is well placed to trigger a dialogue between different stakeholders and to innovate the way we approach the European energy transition.”

–¬†Federico Barbieri

Do you like what we do? Support us! 

The European Youth Energy Network needs your support for a future in which youth have a strong voice in the policy making process! To have the impact we want, we are right now getting established as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels and starting new activities. Even with just 5‚ā¨ you can support the establishment and further development of the network.¬†

Find out more about our story and contribute today:
https://youthenergy.eu/contribute-eyen/

We’re recruiting. Join the team!¬†

Do you think that youth should be more engaged in the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation? Then join us as a volunteer from any place in Europe! We’re especially looking for:¬†
 

‚ÄĘ Social Media Manager

‚Äʬ†Graphic Designers

‚Äʬ†Content Writers

‚Äʬ†Videomakers

We’re also setting up a team to help us organising an in-person event in¬† beautiful Lisbon, which will take place in November 2022!

All open positions and application:
https://youthenergy.eu/join-eyen-volunteer/

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EYEN

EYEN

European Youth Energy Network РOur News! ⚡ We had the first big EYEN Gathering! Find out what we were up to, what we earned from it and our advice

New in our Network

We had the first big EYEN Gathering in April!

Do you still remember the special New Year newsletter of the European Youth Energy Network, in which we looked back at our highlights from 2021 and planned for offline team-power and more in 2022? Well, we did it! We set up a small organising team and then finally…between 31 March and 3 April, close to 20 young energy changemakers from the Secretariat and a part of our Member Organisations came together in Brussels for a weekend of co-working and strategising for the year, visits to European institutions and team building fun to strengthen the network!

Do you want to know more about our first official Gathering, what we were up to, what we learned, and our hot advice for changemaker-team-gatherings?
¬Ľ Find out here!

Meet our volunteers

Meet Adriana and Beatriz! Learn a little about them and why they joined EYEN for the journey to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition.

Adriana is an artist and a changemaker with a degree in¬†Environment and Bio-Resources Management. She is¬†leading EYEN’s Communications Team while also advocating for social justice and so much more (we are pretty sure her days have more than 24 hours).

“I joined EYEN because we really need youth (organisations) to be heard and provide their solutions in the energy field. I love the targeted approach of EYEN in enabling that and I‚Äôm motivated by the central role the energy transition plays in the social and economic transformation happening now.”
– Adriana Bascone

Beatriz is an Energy and Environmental Engineer with a¬†passion for sustainable energy and socio-political angles of the Energy Transition. She’s a key part of EYEN, leading the Membership Team.

“I joined EYEN to help enhance and connect the numerous young initiatives taking place in the European energy ecosystem. I‚Äôm proud to be part of this team of passionate people, that like me believe in the power of young voices to drive disruptive chance and accelerate a sustainable transition.” – Beatriz Ildefonso

Do you like what we do? Support us! 

The European Youth Energy Network needs your support for a future in which youth have a strong voice in the policy making process! To have the impact we want, we are right now getting established as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels and starting new activities. Even with just 5‚ā¨ you can support the establishment and further development of the network.¬†

Find out more about our story and contribute today:
https://youthenergy.eu/contribute-eyen/

We’re recruiting. Join the team!¬†

Do you think that youth should be more engaged in the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation? Then join us as a volunteer from any place in Europe! We’re especially looking for:¬†
 

‚ÄĘ Social Media Manager

‚Äʬ†Graphic Designers

‚Äʬ†Content Writers

‚Äʬ†Videomakers

All open positions and application:
https://youthenergy.eu/join-eyen-volunteer/

 

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European Youth Energy Network – our monthly news! ‚ö°

European Youth Energy Network – our monthly news! ‚ö°

Learn about the Global Council on Enabling Youth Action for SDG7 and save the date for YES-Europe’s Annual Conference 2022!

These are tragics days for Europe, and we don’t remain untouched. As a European federation, EYEN is founded on the values of democracy, respect, collaboration, equality and accountability. Without discrimination of any sort.

We stand with our friends in Ukraine and continue working hard on what we can most impact: an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable sector in Europe. With youth at the heart of it. 

New in our Network

EYEN participated in the Global Council on Enabling Youth Action for SDG7

On February 14, Federico Barbieri, President of EYEN, participated on behalf of EYEN in the Global Council on Enabling Youth Action for SDG7.

Led by IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency, the Council brought together 18 young leaders, government representatives, expert practitioners and delegates from different institutions and regions, to develop and adopt an action plan with concrete initiatives that can drive forward youth-led action on energy access and the transition to a renewable energy future.
The Council will develop activities around three main objectives:
– Elevate youth voices within the international energy and climate agenda.
– Increase youth-led action, innovation, entrepreneurship and advocacy for SDG7.
– Build the renewable energy skills and capacities of youth.

“The Council grants an opportunity for EYEN to bring the perspective of European youth organisations to an international roundtable, while learning from best practices around the world. The next steps include identifying initial priority action areas and activities for the Council. The first meeting marked the beginning of such cooperation.” – Federico Barbieri

Learn more here

YES-Europe Annual Conference 2022 is coming!

YES-Europe, one of the founding members of EYEN, and the candidate-member PoliENERGY, two NGOs working in energy and sustainability have partnered to organise an amazing event!

Conferences, panel discussions, workshops on the topics of energy and sustainability, networking, and fun times ‚Äď this is going to be the 2022 Annual Conference! You‚Äôll have the chance to connect with youth as passionate as you are, with companies, startups, and associations.

It’ll take place in person in Torino, Italy on April 22nd and 23rd. Conferences will also be streamed online, but we strongly advise you to participate in person to get the full experience.

Registrations will open soon, stay tuned via YES-Europe’s website here.

Meet our volunteers

Meet Joana and Jim!¬†Learn a little about them and why they couldn’t help but get on board for the journey to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition.

Joana is an Innovation Engineer with a passion for communication and graphic design. She’s lived in many different cities but EYEN is her new home, which she joined¬†to help the Communications Team rock!

“I want the energy transition to be conscious, sensible, creative, responsible, and fair. And for that to happen, it is crucial to include youth’s voice at the discussion table of big decision-makers. EYEN is the best place to be for us: the young energy generation that believes in the impact we can have, and works so hard towards it!‚ÄĚ – Joana Sanchez

Jim is finishing his Master’s in¬†Sustainable Energy Technology and Innovation Sciences but he couldn’t wait to help raising youth involvement in the energy transition, which is why he joined EYEN as part of the Partnership Team!

“Climate change does not stop at national borders, which is why organisations like EYEN require a similar international mindset. I believe that such an attitude coupled with the often limitless view of young individuals is essential to tackle these complex and global environmental issues!” – Jim Vaughan

Do you like what we do? Support us! 

The European Youth Energy Network needs your support for a future in which youth have a strong voice in the policy making process! To have the impact we want, we are right now getting established as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels and starting new activities. Even with just 5‚ā¨ you can support the establishment and further development of the network.¬†

Find out more about our story and contribute today:
https://youthenergy.eu/contribute-eyen/

We’re recruiting. Join the team!¬†

Do you think that youth should be more engaged in the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation? Then join us as a volunteer from any place in Europe! We’re especially looking for:¬†
 

‚ÄĘ Social Media Manager

‚Äʬ†Graphic Designers

‚Äʬ†Content Writers

‚Äʬ†Videomakers

All open positions and application:
https://youthenergy.eu/join-eyen-volunteer/

 

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European Youth Energy Network – Time-travel to 2019 ‚ö°

European Youth Energy Network – Time-travel to 2019 ‚ö°

Read our story! It all began in Canada with three European youth who were shocked by lack of youth participation in energy policy and had a bold idea!

Time-travel to 2019 and read the story of EYEN from its very beginning

Learn how we created the European Youth Energy Network to unite energy-focused youth organisations from across Europe and reshape youth engagement towards a just, empowered and collaborative energy transition.

All good stories begin with ‘Once upon a time…’.¬†Would you like to read ours? Buckle up, we have a tale to tell!¬†

Once upon a time there were three engaged youth from three different European countries who met at a conference in Canada (close by, right?). The year was 2019 and May was the month. Their names were Luciana, Miguel and Federico and they were shocked by the lack of youth participation in high-level debates concerning energy policy, so they had a bold idea: it was time to create an organisation to catalyse youth engagement in the European energy transition! Our brave heroes returned to Europe and got to work. It was the summer of 2019 when they got in touch with the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) of the European Commission, in order to ensure the engagement of youth across different events and policymaking forums. In December, a concept note of the European Youth Energy Network was presented to the DG ENER Research & Innovation Unit. 

Soon many more would join our three heroes in their epic adventure. Together, after working tirelessly for more than a year they officially launched the organisation on 29 June 2021. EYEN was born! EYEN, the Network of Networks placing youth at the heart of the European energy transition and uniting energy-focused youth organisations.
This is only the first chapter of our story. Learn more about our heroes’ challenges and successes, and meet our Founding Members and Partners YES-Europe (Young Leaders in Energy and Sustainability Europe), Young Energy Specialists and Development Cooperation (YES-DC), PIaneta, ELIES (Energy Leaders in Environment and Sustainability), Student Energy and and the SDG7 Youth Constituency.

Read the full story

Meet our volunteers

Meet Sara and Grace! Learn a little about them and why they couldn’t help but get on board for the journey to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition.

Sara is an energy engineer turned full-stack developer. She is part¬†of our¬†communications team:¬†programming, web development,¬†UX design… you name it, she’s got it!¬†

“Why EYEN? Because it combines all the things I look for in any opportunity: an international environment, working with amazing people and friends, pursuing an idea you believe in and developing yourself as you learn new interesting things” – Sara Vieira

Grace has a Masters in business administration focusing on HR and employer branding.¬†As our HR manager, she helps grow and water the team and she’ll be the friendly face greeting you on your first interview!

“I have joined EYEN because I believe that we can improve the impact youth organisations have in the European energy transition. Getting the right volunteers on board is crucial in achieving our mission to connect different organisations and share their knowledge.”-¬†Grace van den Boogart

Do you like what we do? Support us! 

The European Youth Energy Network needs your support for a future in which youth have a strong voice in the policy making process! To have the impact we want, we are right now getting established as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels and starting new activities. Even with just 5‚ā¨ you can support the establishment and further development of the network.¬†

Find out more about our story and contribute today:
https://youthenergy.eu/contribute-eyen/

We’re recruiting. Join the team!¬†

Do you think that youth should be more engaged in the energy transition? Do you want to work in a dynamic group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation? Then join us as a volunteer from any place in Europe! We’re especially looking for:¬†
 

‚ÄĘ Social Media Manager

‚Äʬ†Graphic Designers

‚Äʬ†Content Writers

‚Äʬ†Videomakers

All open positions and application:
https://youthenergy.eu/join-eyen-volunteer/

 

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Meet Our Brand-New Newsletter!

Are you ready for the first newsletter of the European Youth Energy Network (EYEN), placing youth at the heart of the European energy transition? We are.