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Apply for EYEN: create solutions, grow with us 🌱 3 reasons why you should join us, our open positions, the call for EUSEW2024 Ambassadors is open. Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to our network! This month: 🚀 Apply to shape the next European Youth Energy Forum by the 23rd of February, and for many more opportunities at EYEN! Discover all of the positions and 3 reasons why you should join us below👇  🏛 The call for Young Energy Ambassadors at #EUSEW2024 is open!  🎧 And while you think about applying... find out more about EYEN with our President Federico Barbieri & Vice-President Carlotta Ferri in the Enerail Podcast⚡️     PS. Don't forget to give us your feedback on EYEN's newsletter with this short survey!  📝 EYEN is growing its team 🇪🇺 3 reasons why 2024 is your time to join EYEN 📈🚀 🤔 Are you a student or a young professional passionate about the energy sector? Are you ready to contribute with your skills and curiosity to the role of youth in the energy transition? Would you like to create real solutions and spaces for youth in sustainable energy as part of our task forces and our secretariat?  🚀 Then we cannot wait to welcome you on board! Apply to one of our open positions, get the chance to try out different roles in 4+ hours a week in an international team and create the inner architecture 🏛🚀 of a youth-led federation unlike any other.  ✨Check out our plans for 2024 in our last special newsletter and let us give you 3 reasons why 2024 is your time to join us at EYEN right here below👇  1. You can be part of our task forces that keep creating needed solutions 📈 🚀 In 2023, EYEN established new task forces to respond to pressing challenges for youth in the energy transition such as the lack of consideration for young energy consumers, and the need for more skilled workers in sustainable energy. Here's a bit of what we achieved in the past year👇 🧭 EYEN and Green Jobs Tree developed the Energy Transition Careers Compass (ETCC), the online tool empowering youth to discover careers in the energy transition. Last year, our teams presented it to EU policy-makers and at COP28! 🌍 We have made young energy consumers' voices heard for the first time at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum in Dublin, developed our own research and proposed potential solutions to alleviate energy poverty among youth.  📣 Do you want to be part of our task forces and co-create the next solutions? From task force deputy manager, to partnership and funding, and communications, the calls for the COP29 task force and the Young Energy Consumers task force are open!  Make 2024 count. Join our task forces 🚀 2. You can help us create more spaces for youth in energy 🚀 For the past two years, we have created the space for youth to voice its opinion on the energy transition and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards concrete action: the European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF), the non-profit's flagship event. Our 2022 edition in Lisbon and the pre-event working sessions gathered 45 young participants who drafted their concrete proposals for meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition. 🎤 Since then, our team has presented the paper to EU and Portuguese officials, and organised #EYEF2023 in Berlin to transform 6 of the original proposals into step-by-step shareable roadmaps for stakeholders who want to implement them. 📣 EYEF returns in 2024 (location in Central and Eastern Europe to be revealed 🤫) after 2 editions! Will you join the organising team to turn an ambitious forum into a reality, involving an exchange with a variety of stakeholders of the energy sector and more work on powerful energy solutions? 🚀 Shape #EYEF2024 and apply by the 23rd of February to one of the open positions! We're looking for:  ➤ Event manager  ➤ Event communication team ➤ Event logistics team  ➤ Event programme team  ➤ Event sponsorship team   📸 Check out our latest post for more on what's coming and how you can help! 📚More on EYEF's story and its impact > Apply to EYEF positions by February 23 🚀 3. Grow your skills in our dynamic teams 🚉 🌍 👉  As part of this recruitment round, we are also looking for passionate professionals and students for our Secretariat. This is the backbone of EYEN's operations - and its teams deal with governance, communications, HR and funding. As part of the Secretariat, you will gain skills in the every-day functioning of an international organisation and the unmissable opportunity to learn about youth involvement in the energy sector! 🤝🌱 🌍 Apply now and you will get to work with a dynamic (and fun!) team of young energy engineers, environmental scientists, creatives & comms professionals, energy operations managers, sustainability consultants, activists, lawyers by day and so much more. Curious about EYEN's plans and what it's like working and growing in our teams? Hear from our Secretariat here below👇🚀 "2024 marks a new chapter for EYEN. After an imposing presence at COP28 and a successful EYEF, EYEN is ready to take on a new year of events, collaboration, and sustainable enrichment of Europe's energy sector. I expect a more successful year for our organisation and the presence of new faces with us. Speaking of which, did you check our newest opportunities?" It's EYEN's current Director of Secretariat speaking! Elsy has been the first Lebanese female representative to the Youth4Climate and PreCOP, a Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador and an EU JEEL Connector. After studying chemical engineering, she worked as an Associate Professional at IRENA. She currently is a PhD Candidate at Imperial College London.  "As I pack my metaphorical bags on my last day in EYEN, I do so with a full heart. It was an invaluable learning experience and I'm taking with me a new set of skills - strategic thinking, conflict management, discipline, critical thinking, and much more. But at the end of the day, it's all about the people. It's always about people. And I'm very lucky to have met so many amazing people." Tiago Vicente is Coordinator of Information and Education at ADENE - the Portuguese energy agency. He has worked in EYEN for more than two years until December 2023, first as part of the communications team, then as Event Coordinator for EYEN and as Governing Board Member for EYEN Development. Get on board: apply for EYEN's Secretariat 🏛 🎧 Discover more about EYEN in a 20 minute podcast 🎧 📻 Listen to the latest episode of the Enerail Podcast with EYEN's President Federico Barbieri and Vice-President Carlotta Ferri! This episode dives into the lack of youth representation in EU policy-making, the emergence of EYEN, and our current projects that support young people's voices, but also support policy-makers in finding the right tools to speak with young people.  The Enerail Podcast produced by Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) brings listeners on a captivating virtual journey across the European Union, examining the energy and climate crisis through the voices of activists, researchers, and many more. 🌱 The call for Young Energy Ambassadors is open! 🏛 In 2024, EYEN is contributing to the European Sustainable Energy Week for the 3rd year in a row by bringing youth voices to the heart of one of the main yearly events defining the implementation of the energy transition.  📣 Are you a young student, professional, between 18 and 35 with a strong interest and involvement in the sustainable energy sector? For #EUSEW2024, the EU Commission is launching its yearly call for Young Energy Ambassadors. As part of the programme, Ambassadors will be involved in the European Youth Energy Day (EYED), that takes place during the Conference in Brussels, and the EUSEW organising team will cover their travel expenses and accommodation. ♻️ Get the chance to build knowledge through the conference's Policy Sessions & to make connections with stakeholders of the energy sector present at the Energy Fair - from policymakers to companies. Check out the application's guidelines, and apply by the 3rd of March 2024 ✅ And while you wait for EUSEW2024, join our throwback to last year's conference and its biggest highlights! 📸✨ Apply as Young Energy Ambassador at EUSEW2024 🌱 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2024 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences European Youth Energy Network · Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 · Schaerbeek 1030 · Belgium

⚡️2023 Wrapped: EYEN's top solutions for youth in energy Our 2023 milestones, the Energy Transition Careers Compass, EYEF2023, and new opportunities for 2024! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to the European Youth Energy Network! In this special edition, our newsletter wishes you a happy new year with EYEN's milestones of 2023 🎯 Learn about the Energy  Transition Careers Compass – empowering youth to discover careers in the energy transition, our year of research on young energy consumers, the European Youth Energy Forum of 2023 and EYEN's other solutions for youth in energy 🎊🎊 Check out our plans for 2024 below👇 and join us in the new year in one of our open positions!     PS. Don't forget to give us your feedback on EYEN's newsletter with this short survey!  📝 Unwrapping EYEN's 2023 🎁🎄 EYEN grows & establishes task forces 📈🚀 Our volunteers' stories, competences and ambitions define how big of an impact we can make, and how far our voices can reach. 🚀 That's why at the beginning of this year, we welcomed new volunteers & established new task forces, focusing on topics of pressing relevance for youth in the energy transition: the Young Energy Consumers task force, and the COP28 task force with its Energy Transition Careers Compass (ETCC) online tool. Plus, a dedicated team started preparing our flagship event, EYEF2023.  Brussels hosts EYEN's second gathering 🏙️ What can you do with 2.5. days and a young team passionate about the energy transition? A lot! ✨🎉 Last June, the Secretariat and the Board of our Federation hosted its second-ever gathering in Brussels for its teams & task forces, discussed and aligned on the future and the present of the organisation. Through team-building workshops, we shared and listened to old and new colleagues, visited and exchanged with the EU institutions, whose engagement in youth and the energy transition is so important. 🤝 EYEN powers youth engagement at the European Sustainable Energy Week ♻️💡 Through 2023, EYEN continued its partnership with the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the yearly event on renewables & efficient energy use organised by the EU Commission and energy stakeholders. At EUSEW we connected with professionals & EU institutions and participated in the Commission's European Youth Energy Day, which invited the first cohort of 30 Young Energy Ambassadors. Their own proposals to shape the clean energy transition were presented on the last day of EUSEW (rewatch here!) 📸  🤝This year, EYEN is contributing to the European Sustainable Energy Week for the 3rd year in a row, to bring youth voices to the heart of one of the main yearly events defining the implementation of the energy transition.  ♻️ We'd really love to see you there! Join us at #EUSEW2024 from the 11th to the 13th of June and build knowledge & connections at the policy conference and at the Energy Fair. Reach out at secretariat@youthenergy.eu if you'd like to co-organise a policy session with youth speakers, and apply until 1st February for the 2024 EUSEW Awards!  Discover more opportunities at #EUSEW2024 🌱 Making young energy consumers heard at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum 🏛📊 👉 Did you know that youth is an often neglected vulnerable group when it comes to energy consumers' policies? We have set out to change this. Since the creation of the Young Energy Consumers task force back in April, the team has been working with the clear objective of making young energy consumers more visible in energy consumer policies in the EU (check out their story for more!). 🚀 Their first focus of the task force was energy poverty, a topic that is particularly important for a just transition, and to ensure no one is left behind. After almost a year of research & cooperation with stakeholders, the team presented its findings and their solutions at the 15th Citizens Energy Forum in Dublin. Find out more on energy poverty's impact on youth, government policies & good practices in their report! 📑 Read the report on young energy consumers 📑 #EYEF2023: presenting 6 solutions for youth engagement in the energy sector 🦜 How do you create the space for youth to voice its opinion on the energy transition and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards concrete action? EYEN has been doing it since 2022 by organising its yearly European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF). Cause for the European energy transition to be just & inclusive, it needs to accommodate the needs and participatory rights of all.  Last November, EYEF gathered 40 young energy professionals of 30 nationalities at📍Fraunhofer Energy & Climate in Berlin with one goal: reviewing 6 solutions for better youth engagement in the energy sector out of the 12 developed during #EYEF2022. 📝  Youth, who are key actors in shifting the current paradigm and conventional procedures – with engagement, knowledge, legitimacy and diversity. During the online work preceding the event, and the 3-day conference in Berlin, stakeholders such as Statkraft, the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, the German Renewable Energy Agency and Elia took the stage with participants 🎤and helped them design concrete roadmaps stakeholders are called on to implement across the education, policy-making and private sectors.  A sneak peek at (some) EYEF2023 proposals to boost youth in energy 🚀 🏛 The European Youth Energy Hub: a one stop shop for Youth Energy Engagement, is designed to deal with the need for skilled workers (a potential 270% increase compared to current jobs in energy) and the current fragmentation of the information on opportunities within the European clean energy sector. This labour and skills gap can be addressed by creating a comprehensive website for youth to discover civic engagement, educational and vocational, employment opportunities, and allow them to make an informed decision about future life choices. 🎓 EmpowerED – the University Module for Student-Led Energy Transition Workshops for high school pupils – codifies a syllabus for a module for third-level institutions and addresses the gap in knowledge about climate and energy related topics across youth. EmpowerED encourages intergenerational dialogue surrounding energy by having university students teach the module, and creates an inclusive space for orientation & education. 👉 Curious to know more? Find EYEF's proposals for Youth NEETs Just Energy Transition Trainings, the European Youth Energy Council, the National Talent Pool for Blue Collar Workers within the Energy Sector and Work Study Programs in the Energy Sector in the position paper 📑 #EYEF2023: the position paper is out! 📝 Rewatch: 6 solutions for youth in energy 💻 Reach out at eyef@youthenergy.eu if you're an organisation or individual (to join an EYEN  team) willing to contribute to the implementation of one of the six proposals.  The Energy Transition Careers Compass launches at COP28 🧭 EYEN brought solutions to the discussions at 2023's climate conference - COP28 -  in Dubai 🌱At the summit's side events, our COP28 Task Force launched the Energy Transition Careers Compass (ETCC), the comprehensive digital tool for energy careers. Discover what we brought to COP28 👇 & more on the ETCC through the project's booklet! 🎯The COP28 task force launched the Energy Transition Careers Compass at an official UNESCO side event, in a panel with youth representatives and researchers from the Global South and the Global North 🌍 🎯EYEN hosted its side event at the COP28 Finnish Pavillon on the impact of global energy targets (between renewables  & energy efficiency) and how to empower youth to reach those targets 🌱 with speakers from the private and public sector, energy companies and operators, a network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development and many more! 🎤 🎯 EYEN co-organised its first  networking event with +40 youth from all over the world, and called for international cooperation among youth organisations for the deployment of solutions to bridge the skills gap in the energy transition 📊 🧭 The Energy Transition Careers Compass (ETCC) empowers youth to discover careers in the energy transition, and grows the energy transition workforce.  🚀 The permanently growing online platform - developed by EYEN & Green Jobs Tree - addresses the need for more skilled workers in the energy transition (more than 30 million jobs could be created in clean energy by 2030!). It makes it easier for young people and professionals in transition to identify their career path by mapping a diversity of job roles across the green energy ecosystem, giving insights into the required skills. 👉 You work in the sustainable energy sector and care about solutions? Contribute to the project with this 5 minute survey on green energy jobs and reach out to careerscompass@youthenergy.eu if you'd like to know more! Take me to the online platform 🧭 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences European Youth Energy Network · Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 · Schaerbeek 1030 · Belgium

Unlock 200+ energy careers: Energy Transition Careers Compass launches at COP28 🚀 Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to our network! This month, discover: 🌱 EYEN launches the Energy Transition Careers Compass at COP28 🦜 EYEF2023: presenting 6 solutions for meaningful youth engagement 🏛  Young Energy Consumers at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum 🚀 Bundesverband Junge Energie: call for young participants to E-World 📚 Read of the month: YES-Europe's Women in Energy Transition series    P.S. Don't forget to give us your feedback on EYEN's newsletter with this short survey!  Stories from youth & energy 📑 EYEN presents the *new* Energy Transition Careers Compass at COP28🌱🧭 This year's climate conference - COP28 - is taking place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12 and EYEN is bringing solutions to the discussions 🧳 Over the last months, our COP28 Task Force has been working hard to ensure that energy transition careers are part of the annual conference that brings representatives (and youth!) from all over the world to discuss climate mitigation and adaptation. What is happening in these two intense weeks? 💭  ✅ The official launch of the Energy Transition Careers Compass (ETCC) 🧭, the online tool empowering youth and professionals to discover careers in the energy transition. By 2030, a total of more than 30 million jobs could be created in clean energy, efficiency and low-emissions technologies (according to IEA reports). But — growing demand is meeting with skilled labour shortages, and young people face uncertainty in identifying their role within this landscape. We are here to help 🤝. The permanently growing platform maps a diversity of job roles across the green energy ecosystem, giving insights into different careers available, required skills and a description with more info. Want to have a look? You can find our platform at Green Jobs Tree - our tech partner - just click on energy!  ✅ 3 high-level side events with key speakers across sectors 🎤 – because youth needs to be considered as a relevant stakeholder group in the roundtables, and the capacity of the youth workforce in the energy transition  boosted (featuring concrete data 📈, essential green skills and solutions!). Key event partner: YES-Europe (Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability), and more. ✅ Lots of international connections with global stakeholders for trust, long lasting collaborations & implementing solutions for a better energy transition (reach out to us at careerscompass@youthenergy.eu for info on the project, and at info@youthenergy.eu for general questions ✉️).  Together, we can grow the energy transition workforce and empower youth. Contribute to the project with this 5 minute survey on green energy jobs, if you work in the sustainable energy sector. Find out more about the Energy Transition Careers Compass on our website and check out the project's booklet below👇(for more on our partners, the ETCC task force, their goals, and the way they are are working to make a difference in the energy sector) ✅  Discover the ETCC booklet 📖 COP28 & the Energy Transition Careers Compass: in the words of representatives of the COP28 Task Force Federica Matone, a Public Policy Master's student at Sciences Po Paris, is an incoming intern at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa. After completing a UN Secretariat internship in climate communication, she joined the EYEN COP28 Task Force to enhance COP28 side events, and work in networking and youth engagement in the energy sector. "From COP28, I expect a renewed emphasis on integrating youth perspectives at the forefront of climate action and the energy transition. By presenting the Energy Transition Careers Compass as an instrument to build energy transition careers, we hope to empower the next generation, enabling them to play a pivotal role in driving the energy transition and guiding us towards a sustainable and resilient future." Aretina Stefani earned her Law Degree from Queen Mary University of London and is currently pursuing an LLM in Energy and Climate Law at the University of Groningen. In 2021, she interned at the Centre for Environmental Law Education Research and Advocacy in India, and represented the European Law Students Association in the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development of 2021. She attended COY17 and EYEF2022.  "From COP28, I expect a paradigm shift in the way we think about the energy transition. It is not enough to decarbonise existing systems, we must address how people access and consume energy, who has ownership and control over its production, and what makes people feel empowered towards generating energy in a fair and inclusive way. To truly achieve a net-zero future, we need a global response to the unjust divide in the policy mindset and to restructure our energy systems with hands-on solutions." Pedro is a European Funds Specialist at EDP, a global energy company. Supported by a background in Environmental Engineering and Public Policy, he oversees diverse global projects, managing various stakeholders, and closely monitoring different energy policies. He can often be found attending energy conferences, a passion that he now balances with his role as a Content Manager at the Energy Transition Careers Compass.  "There is a growing emphasis on two themes in anticipation of COP28: the main review of the Paris Agreement since its creation back in 2015, the Global Stocktake, and the theme of Loss and Damage. We want the news to cover a third highlight post-COP: the Energy Transition Careers Compass." Take me to the Energy Transition Careers Compass 🧭  #EYEF2023: presenting 6 solutions for meaningful youth engagement  🦜 Since 2022, EYEN organises the European Youth Energy Forum with the mission of creating the space for youth to voice its opinion and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards concrete action. The first edition in Lisbon gathered 45 young participants and resulted in concrete proposals for meaningful youth engagement in the European energy transition, presented to EU and Portuguese officials. The second edition of EYEF has just happened in Berlin: find out everything about it below in our special report from behind the scenes! 🍿👇 How do you connect the voice of youth in the European energy transition? We did it with 40 young energy professionals at📍Fraunhofer Energy & Climate in Berlin and one goal: reviewing 6 solutions for better youth engagement in the energy sector. 👉 In the two months leading up to the in-person event, participants collaborated in 6 groups – one dedicated to each proposal – to create a step-by-step shareable roadmap for stakeholders to implement the solutions in their organisations, companies or institutions: 🎯 The creation of a Youth Energy Council  🎯 Energy transition workshops for high school students 🎯 One-stop-shop for youth energy engagement 🎯 Just Energy Transition Trainings  🎯 Work-study programmes 🎯 National Talent Pool for blue collar workers in the energy sector 🤝 In Berlin, they finalised their work with the help of experts from the private and public sector like Statkraft, the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), the German Renewable Energy Agency (AEE) and Elia. In different formats, stakeholders from the energy sector joined our three-day discussions, from 31 October to 3 November, and took the stage 🎤 with the participants.  But #EYEF2023 is not over yet: keep an eye on our social media, as this year's position paper will be published soon 📝 In the meantime, you can rewatch the closing livestream with us to see the 6 proposal teams present our concrete solutions on stage 📺 👉 and reach out if you'd like to help us organise the next European Youth Energy Forum! Rewatch: 6 concrete solutions for youth engagement 📑📺 Young Energy Consumers at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum 📣 🏛 In April 2023, EYEN created the Young Energy Consumers (YEC) Task Force with an ambitious goal: making young energy consumers more visible in EU policy at a time when they are seriously underrepresented (see our story for more!) 📚Over the last months, the YEC Task Force has built knowledge on youth as an energy consumer group in Europe and the specific topic of energy poverty, collaborated & presented its findings to stakeholders such as the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) and the European Commission. 📝 On the 8th of November, the Task Force presented its statement to the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum in Dublin, the yearly event organised by the European Commission and the Irish Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to create a bridge between stakeholders involved in EU energy consumption.  A sneak-peek into the YEC Task Force's findings 👇 📑 📊 Young energy consumers (18-35 years old) earn an average monthly salary ranging from 1400 to 1600 euros a month. They predominantly live in rented homes, which have low energy efficiency ratings (classes C-E). 🌡They can be considered as extremely vulnerable to energy poverty because of their reduced disposable income and substandard housing, often with poor insulation, and lacking access to affordable energy services. ❌ No country has implemented specific energy policies tailored to address the unique needs of youth. Youth is not classified as a vulnerable group, and data on youth experiencing energy poverty remains scarce. 🚀 Read the Task Force's statement to discover our concrete proposals to address energy poverty in youth: from landlord mandates and special incentives, to enhanced youth participation and increased research on youth as a fundamental stakeholder group in the energy sector 🤝  Rewatch the live stream to find out more 💻 Check out the project's dedicated page 📊 EYEN elects Governing Board 📣 & welcomes new member organisation 🏛 🚀 Our network is growing! EYEN's latest General Assembly on the 15th of November reunited all our member organisations to connect on the network's achievements for 2023 and think about the future of EYEN. 💭   👏👏 For starters, the organisation elected new officials in our Governing Board, which officially represents and manages the federation and is now composed by Federico Barbieri (President), Carlotta Ferri (Vice-President), Jonas Henke (Treasurer), and Marco Gervasi (EYEN Development). 🌱They will be supported by our incoming Advisory Board, which provides strategic advice on our activities and all aspects of the work of the organisation (nominees to be appointed soon, upon confirmation!) With the last General Assembly, we also welcomed a new member organisation: the Young Energy Professionals Forum. 🎊🎊🎊 👉 The YEP Forum is a community of over 2000 members at Energy UK - from analysts to engineers and many more - that promotes and inspires the next generation of energy industry leaders, providing opportunities to connect, develop, and recognise success. The Forum runs events and initiatives that covers the whole spectrum of the energy sector, offers insights on pressing issues and career perspectives. Curious? Check out their website for more > In the next year, they will work towards EYEN's strategic objectives: 🎯Empower and create spaces for youth to act in the energy transition 🎯Connect youth with stakeholders and coordinate efforts  🎯Advocate for youth in sustainable energy and reshape youth engagement 📈Want to know more about how we're going to get there? Stay tuned to follow EYEN's journey towards meaningful youth engagement in the European energy transition and in the meantime, check out our story and our objectives 📸  News from the broader network 🌍 Bundersverband Junge Energie invites  youth participants to E-World 🌊💡 Bundesverband Junge Energie e.V. (BJE) was established in 2018 as an organisation dedicated to fostering student initiatives in the energy industry and its sustainability based in Aachen, Germany, and became a member of EYEN in July 2022. Since its founding, the organisation has been growing steadily, and had very intense last year - packed with discussions with businesses, stakeholders, and a renewed board! 🌱 👉 BJE represents the voice of youth at Germany's main energy sector conferences, and this December it is inviting young participants to participate to E-World, the leading European trade fair for the energy and water industries organised by Messe Essen and con|energy and taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of February in Essen, Germany. The fair is the perfect place to get to know more about core topics such as energy generation, efficiency, trade, transport, storage and green technologies, connect & collaborate on innovative solutions for the energy transition and participate to the fair's career day. ♻️📑  📣 For more information and to express your interest, contact BJE at leonard.riemer@youthenergy.eu and discover the Conference's Programme! 📝 📚 A sneak peek into our read of the month 📚 The latest interview series "Women in the Energy Transition" by our member organisation YES-Europe is dedicated to shining a spotlight on women and their invaluable contribution to the energy transition. For their first article, the YES-Europe team interviewed Helena Dalli, the European Commissioner for Equality. Her crucial role involves championing gender equality, and spearheading policies that emphasise non-discrimination, diversity, and inclusion throughout the European Union. Find out more on gender imbalance in the energy sector, its negative impacts on society and economic growth, and Commission-led initiatives dedicated to reaching gender equality at YES-Europe. 🚀 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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It's not too late: join #EYEF Day 1 now 🚀 Join our yearly event connecting the voice of youth in the European energy transition! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN #EYEF2023 is live! 💻🦜 Join the livestream now 🚀 #EYEF2023 is kicking off! 🎊🎊  What to expect today? 🚀 👉It's not too late to join us! At 9:30, discover the INTEGER PROJECT presented by Fraunhofer, and AEE - the German Renewables Energy Agency. The project looks into different forms of participation processes in the energy transition and how to best engage people in different energy sectors like solar, wind and hydrogen, and includes youth by "future workshops" to determine how they see their role in the energy transition. ♻️ In 2022, EYEN organised the European Youth Energy Forum with the mission to create the space for youth to voice its opinion and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards better youth engagement. The event in Lisbon and the pre-event working sessions gathered 45 young participants to draft a position paper, which included 12 concrete proposals for meaningful youth engagement in the European energy transition, and was presented to EU and Portuguese officials.  👉 This year, EYEF is moving to Berlin, hosted by Fraunhofer ENIQ from the 31st October to the 3rd November, in partnership with the European Energy Network, the German Energy Agency (DENA), Fraunhofer CINES (Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems) and sponsored by the electric utility company E-ON, the transmission system operator Elia Group and Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy. 🍿Behind the scenes, the 2-months online journey has started in September for our 50 participants, who have been busy reviewing last year's youth engagement proposals and creating a step-by-step sharable roadmap for stakeholders to implement the proposals in their organisations, companies or institutions. With an eye on feasibility and impact, participants have been improving and finalising six youth engagement proposals 📝 that are at the centre of this year's event:  🎯The creation of a Youth Energy Council 🎯Energy transition workshops for high school students 🎯One-stop-shop for youth energy engagement  🎯Just Energy Transition Trainings 🎯Work-study programmes  🎯National talent pool for blue collar workers in the energy sector   Join us live from Berlin for keynote speeches from leading stakeholders - in education, the private energy sector, and policy - best practices & proposals for youth in energy, and concrete roadmaps for the implementation of the proposals 🤝 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences European Youth Energy Network · Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 · Schaerbeek 1030 · Belgium

💻LIVE in 3 days: the European Youth Energy Forum 2023 🦜 EYEF live from Berlin, follow the journey of the Young Energy Consumers Task Force & discover green jobs with #ReskillEU! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to our network! This month, discover:  🦜 EYEF2023: join live in just three days from Berlin! 🚉 Making young energy consumers visible: the YEC Task Force  🤝Join us at #ReskillEU: the event on new jobs for energy in Europe 📣 Big thanks to EYEN's first Advisory Board P.S. Give us your feedback on EYEN's newsletter with this short survey! Stories from energy & youth engagement 🚀 EYEF2023: live in just three days! 💻🌍 Only a few days before our yearly event on youth in the energy transition kicks off! 🎊🎊 In 2022, EYEN organised the European Youth Energy Forum with the mission to create the space for youth to voice its opinion and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards better youth engagement. The event in Lisbon and the pre-event working sessions gathered 45 young participants to draft a position paper, which included 12 concrete proposals for meaningful youth engagement in the European energy transition, and was presented to EU and Portuguese officials.  👉 This year, EYEF is moving to Berlin, where it will be hosted by Fraunhofer ENIQ from the 31st October to the 3rd November, in partnership with the European Energy Network, the German Energy Agency (DENA), Fraunhofer CINES (Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems) and sponsored by the electric utility company E-ON, the transmission system operator Elia Group and Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy. 🍿Behind the scenes, the 2-months online journey has started in September for our 50 participants, who have been busy reviewing last year's youth engagement proposals and creating a step-by-step sharable roadmap for stakeholders to implement the proposals in their organisations, companies or institutions. With an eye on feasibility and impact, participants have been improving and finalising six youth engagement proposals 📝 that will be at the centre of this year's event:  🎯The creation of a Youth Energy Council 🎯Energy transition workshops for high school students 🎯One-stop-shop for youth energy engagement  🎯Just Energy Transition Trainings 🎯Work-study programmes  🎯National talent pool for blue collar workers in the energy sector   Join us live from Berlin for keynote speeches from leading stakeholders - in education, the private energy sector, and policy - best practices & proposals for youth in energy, and concrete roadmaps for the implementation of the proposals 🤝 Join the livestream on 31st October at 9:00 CET🚀 How to make young energy consumers visible?  The journey of the YEC Task Force💡🚉 We have got news from one of our latest projects: the Young Energy Consumers Task Force is presenting its research results! 📣  Since the creation of the Task Force in April, they have been working with the clear objective of making young energy consumers more visible in EU policy, between shedding light on their challenges and providing success examples for their inclusion.  Find out more about their story, their key findings and their upcoming presentation at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum in Dublin 👇  🚉 Let's travel back to November 2022, to the 14th Citizens' Energy Forum, the yearly event organised by the European Commission and the Irish Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to create a bridge between stakeholders involved in EU energy consumption. At the event, Carlotta Ferri - Vice President of EYEN - spoke about the lack of inclusion of youth in energy consumer policies and the neglected challenges & needs of young energy consumers. She raised awareness on how youth's lack of education, financial resources and opportunities limit the impact that people can have as proactive consumers.  👉 Carlotta's speech was eye-opening to the audience of consumer organisations, which made EYEN realise that young energy consumers were seriously underrepresented at the EU level. 🌱 To create a background in knowledge on the topic of young energy consumers in Europe, in April 2023, EYEN established the Young Energy Consumers Task Force, which aims at becoming a recognised, legitimate and official advocacy body giving a voice to young energy consumers.  In September 2023, the task force was represented by policy analyst Halina Jagielska at the Annual Conference of the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH), the leading EU initiative to eradicate energy poverty at the local level. Her presentation highlighted that even though most countries are increasingly concerned by energy poverty in youth, very limited data on the topic is available and no country classifies youth as a vulnerable group. To create adequate policies, we need more information on young energy consumers and their specific situations. 📝 On the 23rd of October, EYEN's President Federico Barbieri participated in the launch of the European Commission Recommendation & Staff Working document on energy poverty on behalf of our organisation. The meeting was opened by Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, and participants signed the renewal of joint common principles for enhanced consumer protection during the winter. 📝 📊 And now, after almost a year of research & cooperations with stakeholders, the Young Energy Consumers Task Force is presenting its findings at the 15th Citizens' Energy Forum on the 9th November 2023, 9:00 - 16:00 CET 🎊🎊 Check out the event's agenda and join us live upon registration! A sneak-peek into our research findings👇📚 🧐Lack of policies in the EU that address energy poverty & youth 📊Major lack of data on young energy consumers 🌱Young people can be considered as extremely vulnerable to energy poverty because of their reduced disposable income and substandard housing, poorly insulated and lacking access to affordable energy services.  Our recommendations to policymakers range from landlord mandates and special incentives to enhanced youth participation and increased research on youth & energy poverty. 🤝 Register for the 15th Citizens Energy Forum 📺 And while November comes... get to know the people that make the task force a place of personal and professional growth, discovery, and (also) fun! 🎉 What are their most urgent issues as young energy consumers? Find out below 👇 Giulia Staffetti has a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and has always been fascinated by energy topics. She is currently working for a major energy company in the hydrogen sector. In April 2023, she joined EYEN and has since been working together with the YEC Task Force Team to ensure that young people are at the forefront of energy discussions and solutions. "As a young energy consumer, one of the most pressing issues is increasing the access to affordable energy efficiency solutions. This can help in reducing utility bills and support the transition to cleaner energy. While costs for renewable energy tech like solar panels and efficient appliances are declining, they remain out of reach for many, and younger people especially may struggle with upfront costs, as most live in rented properties where homeowners are not incentivising to fund upgrades." Dr Zenan Ahmed is currently employed as a Senior Energy and Sustainability Engineer at WSP in the UK. Her professional interests revolve around the intersection of energy, sustainability, and data. She has previously held roles at Swansea University as a researcher and worked as an Energy Pricing, Forecasting and Trading Analyst at an energy company in the UK. "We want to be in control of our choices by leveraging smart technologies and inclusive solutions that cater to our specific problems. This can only be achieved through youth engagement in regulatory and policy development discussions. To address energy poverty in youth - which is often overlooked - a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach is essential to empower the current generation in areas like education, employment and technology. This approach will have a direct bearing on mitigating energy poverty, recognising that these young individuals will play a pivotal role in shaping our future world." #Reskill EU: join the event for new jobs in energy and transport in Europe 📈 Did you know that today the renewables energy sector needs over 1.2 million skilled workers? And that this number is set to increase annually until 2050? 🧐 👉This tells us that to move the energy transition forward, we need to understand which skills to develop and train professionals accordingly. As part of this effort, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and DG Research & Innovation are hosting the one-day conference #ReskillEU in Brussels & online on the 8th of November 2023. Policy-makers, researchers and stakeholders will discuss the need for new skills in the areas of clean energy, how to attract the best (young!) talent in the energy sector and ensure the development of necessary knowledge in green skills. ♻️ On the "Sustainable Energy" panel (14:30 - 16:00 CET), task force coordinator Marco Gervasi will present EYEN's project to build energy transition careers - the Energy Transition Careers Compass (find out more below!)👇  Register for the event to follow the livestream from Brussels and celebrate with us the  European Year of Skills (opportunities and free training here!) which supports skills-related activities across the EU 🚀 What's the Energy Transition Careers Compass? 🧭 ✅ a global questionnaire mapping job roles in the energy transition ✅ an online tool (coming soon!) - with a visual interface to click through categories, roles and skills to make informed decisions on your future sustainable energy career ✅ an ambitious goal of growing the energy transition workforce and ensuring youth representation. If you are working in energy, we need your support to make the compass grow: contribute to a wide data collection on possible energy transition career paths, by completing the short questionnaire! 📝 Take me to the careers questionnaire 🚀 Big thanks to EYEN's First Advisory Board 📣 EYEN's Advisory Board supports EYEN by providing strategic advice on our activities and all aspects of the work of the organisation. Last year, after our official establishment as an organisation, we were proud to appoint our 1st Advisory Board ever, made up of people who greatly contributed to EYEN's present and future:  🔸Helen Watts, Executive Director at Student Energy 🔸Miguel Mosca, Ex-Vice President at EYEN & Global Private Sector Lead at BABLE  🔸Riccardo Toxiri, Programme Officer & Governance Support Officer at International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 🔸Tammy Maier, Founder of One Climate Action 🔸Beniamin Strzelecki, Ex-Global Focal Point at SDG7 Youth Constituency  Since their mandate will come to an end before New Year, we already want to thank them for their help, for supporting EYEN with their experience, networks and perspectives, and for their long-lasting friendship with our organisation. 🎊 Take a journey into energy & youth engagement with EYEN's story 📸 Get to know our team of young energy changemakers 🤝 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences European Youth Energy Network · Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 · Schaerbeek 1030 · Belgium

Navigate energy careers with EYEN's new Energy Transition Careers Compass 🚀 Building careers in energy, discovering #EYEF2023 and the participant's stories, WSED & SCEESD Calls for papers! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to our network! This month, discover:  🏛Task forces in action: the Energy Transition Careers Compass  🚀Behind the scenes of the 2023 European Youth Energy Forum  🏆CALL FOR PAPERS: Young Energy Researchers Conference & Awards 📣CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 11th SCEESD's Annual Conference Scroll for our monthly read: YES-Europe on the implications of the European Union's Carbon Market Adjustment Mechanism for the Western Balkan Countries 📚 & don't forget to give us your feedback on EYEN's newsletter!  Stories from energy & youth engagement 🚀 Task Force in action: the Energy Transition Careers Compass 🧭 Back in April 2023, we announced some big news! 🎉🎉 The EYEN team was growing, with the establishment of the COP28 Task Force. After a few months, that Task Force turned into the Energy Transition Careers Compass Project. The project was born from the necessity of preparing for the next COP (and more!) by working on one of the most pressing topics for youth & energy: building careers in the energy transition.   And why the Energy Transition Careers Compass? 🚀 ✔️ Because change is more than engineering 🤝 and together with can address the skills gap in the sector that could grow by 30 million jobs by 2030. ✔️Because youth deserves to get a better insight into the different career paths available, to make informed decisions about education & career choices. ✔️Because as an international youth-led network, we want to ensure youth representation in all job roles for sustainable energy. The Energy Transition Careers Compass 🧭 is a new project of the European Youth Energy Network, created to provide youth with the possibility of discovering careers in the energy transition.  The online tool that our dedicated task force is developing includes career paths for different competences: we cared about making it accessible, comprehensive and inclusive, with sectors ranging from research and development to installation, operation and maintenance, policy and roles in civil society, youth advocacy and NGOs. 🌱 The Energy Transition Careers Compass is travelling the word! 🌍 On the 12th of August, the task force was invited by the youth-led association Young Energy Specialists and Development Co-Operation (YES-DC) to present its project in the context of the International Youth Day, themed "Green Skills for Youth: Towards A Sustainable World." In the panel, Marco Gervasi, coordinator of the project, and Deogratias Mbaz - founder of Assure Uganda - affirmed the necessity for more clearness in describing to youth the different energy transition pathways and the competences needed to join the transition's workforce.  If you are working in the energy sector, we need your support to make the compass grow: contribute to a wide data collection on possible energy transition career paths, by completing this short questionnaire by the 15th of October! 📝 Take me to the Careers Compass Questionnaire 🚀 🍿 Behind the online scenes🍿  of the 2023 European Youth Energy Forum! In 2022, EYEN organised the European Youth Energy Forum with the mission to create the space for youth to voice its opinion and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards better youth engagement. The event in Lisbon and the pre-event working sessions gathered 45 young participants to draft a position paper, which included 12 concrete proposals for meaningful youth participation in the EU's energy transition. Since then, our dedicated Implementation Team has worked to broaden the reach of the position paper, which was presented, among others, to European and Portuguese authorities.🏛 👉 This year, EYEF is moving to Berlin, where it will be hosted by Fraunhofer ENIQ from the 30th October to the 3rd November 2023, in partnership with the European Energy Network, the German Energy Agency (DENA), Fraunhofer and sponsored by E-ON - electric utility company, and Elia Group, the Trasmission System Operator. 🍿Behind the scenes, the 2-months online journey has started for our 50 participants, who have been busy since the beginning of September, working on two main objectives: 🎯 Reviewing last year's youth engagement proposals and updating them, taking into account the feedback from different relevant stakeholders in the European energy sector (present at the event!) 🎯 Creating a step-by-step sharable roadmap for stakeholders to implement the proposals themselves and move towards meaningful youth engagement in their organisations, companies, or institutions.  But who are the participants of this year's EYEF and what are their hopes for this edition? Find out below👇P.S. Want to stay updated on our participants' journey? Don't forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel to follow EYEF's live streaming in October! 📺  "EYEF felt like a compass to direct me towards the energy change that the EU is going through. When I read last year's position paper, I felt inspired by the fact that, as youth, we are at the centre of the energy transition. The platform EYEF provides is undoubtedly huge: by teaming up with the entire EYEF team, I expect to expand my horizon and become a part of the energy transition by connecting to like-minded people." Yusha Pradhan is an environmental enthusiast, with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, pursuing a Master's in Water Resources and Environmental Management.  "What I expect from this year's EYEF is a comprehensive and clear roadmap that will help Europe harness the creativity and inventiveness of its youth, to power innovation in energy policies and technologies, as well as enhance its productivity for the transition towards a green, resilient and autonomous Europe."  Dimitris Symeonidis is the founder of the Decentralised Solutions Global Network, providing integrated services to local communities to transition to energy and agricultural autonomy through decentralised production. He is also an independent advisor in energy policy and geopolitical risk management, a policy leader for YES-Europe, as well as a researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in circular agrifood and energy supply chains at the University of York.  "EYEF is a special occasion for us young professionals and students in the energy sector to contribute to the quest of increasing youth engagement in the energy transition. I am looking forward to exchange great ideas with my peers, to learn, be inspired, and produce something impactful." Jonathan Ngund was born and raised in Cameroon, but has lived in Germany for about 8 years now. He has obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and is currently at the end of his Master's Degree in Energy Engineering. Jonathan is working as a research assistant at the University's energy research centre, and as a software developer for an IT-consulting company. News from the network 🚀 🏆 [CALL FOR PAPERS] 🏆   Young Energy Researchers Conference & Awards  Are you a young researcher in the fields of energy efficiency or biomass? This year, EYEN is an official promotion partner for the next Young Energy Researchers Conference and Awards, held on 5 March 2024 in Wels - Austria - in the context of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). WSED is the leading annual conference on renewable energy and climate neutrality. It will show how to realise the high policy ambitions of the upcoming EU legislation, and how to strengthen the clean energy markets, by focusing on practical solutions. 🚀 If you work in the conference's areas, we encourage you to send your paper by the 10th of October 2023, to have the opportunity to interact with other researchers and industry experts from all over the work, be peer-reviewed and receive feedback from a high-level scientific committee, and finally, be considered for the Best Young Energy Researcher Awards with 1000 euros each as prize money. The opportunity is fully funded, as organisers cover the cost of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected young researchers. Discover the Conference's Programme> 🎉🎉  Complete call for papers>  Apply through this form> 📝 📑 [CALL FOR ABSTRACTS] 📑  11th Annual Student Conference Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Development ♻️ What are the latest trends in research on power engineering, renewable energy sources, energy efficient materials, zero energy buildings or energy automation? 🧐  👉 Find out at the Student Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development (SCEESD), the annual student conference on energy efficiency and sustainable development that enables the exchange of ideas between students, professors and companies involved in the field. Connect with peers at the 11th edition of the Conference, which will take place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje - North Macedonia - from the 4th to the 6th of December 2023! And if you are a researcher, professor or a stakeholder in the power industry and want to share your work in these areas, SCEESD has opened its call for papers to be presented at the conference and published in its proceedings. Send your abstract by the 30th of September and your full paper by the 31st of October and take advantage of a unique opportunity to connect with lasting contacts that can lead to future cooperation & professional and personal development.  Apply to participate to the Conference >  🏛 Find out more on SCEESD>💭 Check out the complete call for papers>📑 📚 A SNEAK-PEEK INTO OUR READING OF THE MONTH: YES-EUROPE 📚 In its latest Policy Brief, titled "Implications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for the Western Balkan Countries" YES-Europe's Team describes one of the mechanisms at the forefront of the European Green Deal's implementation: the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, or CBAM. What is CBAM and why is it important to know more about it? 🧐 CBAM is a measure to prevent carbon leakage, meaning the situation where, for reasons of costs related to climate policies, businesses may transfer production to other countries with laxer emission constraints. The measure particularly affects companies that import to the EU in high-polluting sectors such as energy and industry (in particular, cement, iron & steel, aluminum, fertilisers, electricity & hydrogen), which will have to pay a price for the emissions connected to their imports.   How does CBAM affect Western Balkan Countries? Western Balkan Countries or WB-6 (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) are not member states of the European Union, and would therefore be affected as importers through CBAM. Taking into account that the WB-6 exports around 6.3 terawatts-hour (TW/h) of electric power to the EU, is it possible to mitigate the effect of CBAM and through which instruments?  Find out at YES-Europe Policy Brief - August 2023 🗞 What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. 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Summer read: news from youth in energy☀️ Apply as our new Director of Secretariat, meet the partners of the European Youth Energy Forum & discover BJE and Reboot's work! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Dear reader, welcome back to our network! This month, discover:  🚀Open call: will you be EYEN's next Director of Secretariat? 📍EYEN's gathering in Brussels: 3 facts on EU institutions ♻️ Powering youth inclusion at #EUSEW2023 🦜Meet the partners of the European Youth Energy Forum  🏛 BJE's Young Energy Professionals at  the 2023 Congress of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries!  💡Reboot hosts its Youth Academy on climate change and energy Scroll for our monthly read: YES-Europe on AI & the energy transition📚 Stories from energy & youth engagement 🚀 We're looking for our next Director of Secretariat 📑 Are you a passionate student or a young professional, and want to contribute with your skills and curiosity towards a strong youth voice in energy? Then the European Youth Energy Network is the right place for you to thrive! We're looking for our next Director of Secretariat, a young changemaker ready to lead EYEN's operational team and work towards fulfilling the network's mission, by supporting the operations of our teams and task-forces, and representing the network with stakeholders 🤝 The experience is 100% worth it. And this is why 👇 🎯 Lead a dynamic (and fun!) group of international young professionals and students, co-creating the development of an impactful organisation;  🎯 Learn about the youth involvement in the energy sector and benefit from our network with contacts to a wide range of organisations and institutions;  🎯 Be part of a project that can fulfil you as a key player in the integration of youth in the energy transition. 👉 Discover more on the Director's figure and tasks, find out if you could be the person we're looking for, and apply by sending your motivation and CV to careers@youthenergy.eu 🚀 EYEN's second gathering in Brussels: 3 facts on EU institutions for your next trip🏙 What can you do with 2.5. days and a young team passionate about the energy transition? A lot! ✨🎉 From the 22nd to the 25th of June, the Secretariat and the Board of our Federation hosted its second-ever gathering in Brussels, discussed the future and the present of EYEN, aligned across teams and task forces, by sharing and listening to old & new colleagues, and finally connecting in person 🤝  Together, we visited the EU institutions, whose engagement in the youth+energy transition is so important. And, in our travelling, our team collected 3 facts on the EU (we did not know about) for your next Brussels trip! 🏙🧳 PS. Want to be part of the team and join us next year? Check out our open positions> 💭 The European Parliament has more than 20 Committees, with topics that range from industry, research & energy to disinformation. Are you interested in any of their discussions? Their sessions are live-streamed here! 🏛 The Council sets the EU's overall political direction and it works in 10 configurations, depending on the topic of discussion. The Presidency of the Council changes every six months, and is handed over to one EU member state to another. Instead, the staff of the Council is permanent, and helps member states to prioritise and plan which legislation moves forward. 📝 The European Social and Economic Committee (EESC) is the voice of the European civil society, and its three groups - workers, employers and civil society organisations - adopt opinions on legislation in their plenary sessions. Among the current priorities of the Committee, we find a broader and more significant youth engagement through, for instance, the EU Youth Test.  EYEN powers youth inclusion at the European Sustainable Energy Week 💡 From the 20th to the 22nd of June, we brought youth & energy to the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels! But how to meaningfully include youth in the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe?  🎯 EYEN advised organisers on youth inclusion at the Conference! The European Youth Energy Day invited the first cohort of 30 Young Energy Ambassadors, whose own proposals to shape the clean energy transition were presented at EUSEW's closing session. Among the Ambassadors, Livia Kalossaka, VP of YES-Europe, received the first ever Young Energy Champion Award 🏆 from Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson for her trailblazing efforts to advance clean energy technologies and inspire other young changemakers (see her in the 📸 taken at our stand)!  🎯 YES-Europe (Young Leaders in Energy and Sustainability), a founding member of EYEN, successfully hosted a workshop on how youth-driven energy communities shape the clean energy transition. The session with Cleanwatts, OÖe Energiesparverband, and REScoop.eu analysed the main issues afflicting the energy system today - ageing infrastructure, energy poverty, and increasing demand - and the role of youth as part of collectives in energy. Rewatch it with us! 📺🍿 🎯 Connecting with all of you was a pleasure! Our members & organisations, youth organisations such as Youth and Environment Europe, and Generation Climate Europe visited our stand at the Energy Fair. The Fair hosted 35 stands between international organisations, universities, national and local authorities, professionals,  NGOs, consumer associations, research institutes, EU-projects and institutions, and more. 🚀 Explore the highlights of EUSEW2023> ✨ Find out more about the Young Energy Ambassadors> 💡 Receive updates on #EUSEW2024> 💻 Meet the partners 🤝 of the second European Youth Energy Forum #EYEF2023! 🎉🎉 The European Youth Energy Forum of 2023 is taking 50 young energy changemakers to Berlin, for a five-day live event from October 30th to November 3rd! Our recently-selected participants are already at work on improving last year's 12 proposals on how to achieve meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition at the European and local levels.  To reach our goal of creating space for youth to discuss the energy transition with stakeholders, we have partnered with organisations and agencies that make this event possible. 🎤 But what are their stories and why do we believe they can help moving the energy transition forward? 🧐 👉 EnR is a voluntary network of 25 national energy agencies from the EU member states. It acts as a bridge between  the EU and national, regional and local activities through information exchange, benchmarking, best practice, knowledge-transfer and collaborative projects. The topics of its eight thematic working groups range from transport, to renewables, energy efficiency, behaviour change, and water-energy nexus.  👉 DENA is the German Energy Agency, and it is one of the many national energy agencies that are part of EnR. For this year, they took over the presidency of the network. It studies solutions for climate neutrality, and connects stakeholders to make impactful programmes such as Start Up Energy Transition (SET), which helps start-ups in finding financial support.  👉Fraunhofer's Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Energy Systems" is a trailblazing innovator, and it is going to be hosting this year's event in its Berlin hub: Fraunhofer ENIQ. It combines the competence of several research institutes to address the system and market integration of high shares of variable renewables into the energy system. Want to join the stakeholders at #EYEF2023 and help shape the energy transition?  Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for the live stream of the event> 📺  Rewind the highlights of #EYEF2022 with us>✨ News from the network 🚀 BJE: young energy professionals  at the 2023 Congress of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries 🌊 Bundesverband Junge Energie e.V. (BJE) is one of EYEN's members and the umbrella organisation in the field of youth energy associations in Germany. They support and promote the independent networking of student associations and initiatives in the energy industry to enable them and their members to engage in an interdisciplinary, research-oriented, and open-ended dialogue on energy industry issues. 💡 This month, Bundesverband Junge Energie and its member organisations been given the opportunity by YES Consulting to participate in the BDEW Congress of 2023. The Congress - organised by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries - takes place yearly, and it is an unmissable event to focus on this year's energy-related developments. Our members participated in the Young Professionals Initiative, and had the opportunity to meet peers as well as stakeholders from the energy and water sectors to discuss hot topics such as crisis management and the transformation of the gas industry, the green traffic transition and the sustainable heat transition. Discover more on BDEW>  🧐 Why hire young professionals in energy? BDEW's latest article> 📝 Reboot's Youth Academy on climate change & energy in pictures 📸 How can youth organisations share accurate information on the energy transition with the next generation of changemakers? 💭 In June, Reboot, one of EYEN's founding member organisations, has started a spark in this direction and reached a milestone in its goal of dismantling stigmas and misconceptions surrounding sustainability, by fostering clear and accessible information. 📝 In close partnership with E-REDES - one of the main Distribution System Operators in Portugal - Reboot has co-organised its first Youth Academy for high school students in Portugal. During the four full days of workshops and activities, Reboot's young energy professionals met students with diverse hopes and expectations for the Academy, and exchanged insights on climate change, its relationship with the energy transition, but also renewable energies, electrification, and the role of the younger generation as future consumers, electricians, and key players in the greening of the energy sector. 🌱 Read more on the "Incluir para iluminar" project (Portuguese speakers!)>  Discover Reboot and its efforts towards communicating sustainability> 📚 A SNEAK-PEEK INTO OUR READING OF THE MONTH: YES-EUROPE 📚 Is AI contributing to the energy transition?  "Over the past years, the cryptocurrency hype, followed by the Artificial Intelligence bots one, has sparked the conversation over whether applications like ChatGPT can truly power the energy transition, what steps has the EU taken towards that direction policy-wise, and if these practices are truly implementable everywhere." 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[LAST CHANCE] European Youth Energy Forum applications close soon! 🦜 Apply for #EYEF2023 and discover more news from our member organisations! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Welcome back to our network! This month, in our newsletter: 🔸Apply to the European Youth Energy Forum of 2023! 🔸 From our members, Energie Forum Aachen e.V. (EFA) presents its lecture series on the future of mobility (for German speakers)!   Our upcoming events for you 📣 Save your spot at the  European Youth Energy Forum of 2023🦜 EYEN's flagship event, the European Youth Energy Forum, returns for its second edition in Berlin - from the 30th of October to the 3rd of November 2023 🎉🎉  Apply to participate - all expenses covered - by the  26th of June, if you are between 18 and 35 years old, living in Europe, with a good knowledge of English, and you want to boost youth's voice in the energy transition! Why #EYEF2023? 👉 3 reasons to be there:  ✅ Join 5 days of workshops, debates with energy experts & exciting activities to place youth at the heart of the European energy transition 🎤 ✅ Contribute to the success of concrete proposals for youth engagement in #policy, #education and the #privatesector, by reviewing last year's position paper & building collaborations ✍️ ✅ #network with different stakeholders - energy research institutes, public energy agencies and private energy sector! And make new friends ✨ In 2022, EYEN created the Forum to address the lack of youth engagement in decision-making at the EU level. The event in Lisbon and the pre-event working sessions gathered 45 young participants to draft a position paper on meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition. Since then, the EYEF Implementation Task Force has worked hard to ensure that the 12 concrete proposals proposals found in #EYEF2022's position paper reach as many stakeholders as possible.  This year, the work will get even more hands-on, as the Forum will gather 50 young people based in Europe and between 18 and 35 years old, to work on two objectives: 🎯 Review last year's youth engagement proposals and update them, taking into account the feedback from different relevant stakeholders in the European energy sector (present at the event!)  🎯 Find the best way to collaborate with stakeholders - from organisations, to decision-makers in the public and private sector - to implement the proposals of the Position Paper... and get ready to turn them into reality 👉 Participants will take part in weekly online sessions for the 2 months prior to the event, to prepare for a live 5-days event in Berlin - fully funded - to have discussions and workshops with organisations that are already implementing or interested in implementing the proposals 📝 Save your spot at #EYEF2023 by June 26th 🚀 Discover the future of mobility with Energie Forum Aachen e.V. 💡 Energy Forum Aachen e.V. is a member of EYEN. It was founded in 2011 as independent student interest group at RWTH Aachen University, and it became a non-profit association with 30 active members - from technicians, students, doctoral candidates and professionals - in 2012. The main drive of the association is bringing the topic of energy in the public spotlight with lectures, discussions, acting as a platform for science, business and politics.  Is Power-to-X a solution for the future? What happens to electric car batteries after their lifespan? How will flying taxis be integrated into mobility in the future? These and other exciting questions are at the centre of the lecture series "The future of Mobility" 🚀 organised by our member Energie Forum Aachen e.V. (EFA). This June, the Forum presented a lecture series to engage with stakeholders and partners who gave their perspective on these questions from the fields they work on, with a special regard for the energy transition. Join their next session (held in German) on June 28 at 16:00 CET, when Volocopter will introduce their mission of making urban air mobility reality!  Discover more on Energie Forum Aachen e.V. 🧐 Register to the sessions here 💻  What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. 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From Berlin to Athens: energy transition journeys you don't want to miss! 🌍 #2023 European Youth Energy Forum, EYEN is recruiting, YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens, BJE in Berlin and much more news! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN Welcome back to our network! This month, in our newsletter:  🔸Our flagship event, the European Youth Energy Forum of 2023; 🔸EYEN at the European Economic and Social Committee; 🔸From our members, a follow up on YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens, and BJE's trip to Berlin to work on the energy transition in Germany! [LAST CHANCE TO APPLY] EYEN is recruiting until May 28th! In this newsletter, don't miss our volunteers' stories, their experience as energy changemakers in EYEN and their biggest satisfactions and hopes for the organisation. 💭 Our upcoming events for you 📣 Mark your calendars for the  European Youth Energy Forum of 2023!  🦜 Youth is still in need of a better energy transition. And it's still time for the stakeholders of the energy sector to rethink and redesign our energy systems. To address the lack of youth engagement in decision-making at the EU level, the European Youth Energy Forum returns in its second edition. Berlin, 30th of October to 3rd of November 2023, we're coming! 🎉 The European Youth Energy Forum is the yearly flagship event of EYEN. Its aim is to create a space for youth to voice its opinion on the energy transition and collaborate with stakeholders towards a meaningful youth engagement in the energy sector. 💡 Do you remember EYEF's first edition? 🧐 Since then, a lot of work has been done by our EYEF Implementation Task Force, to ensure that the 12 concrete proposals found in #EYEF2022's s position paper reach as many stakeholders as possible. This year, the work will get even more hands-on, as the Forum will gather 50 young people based in Europe and between 18 and 35 years old, to work on the improvement & implementation of the proposals.  Participants will take part in weekly online sessions for the 2 months prior to the event, to prepare for a live 5-days event in Berlin to have discussions and workshops with organisations that are already implementing or interested in implementing the proposals. 📝 We will be opening the call for participants at the beginning of June!  In the meantime, you can throwback with us to EYEF's first edition> 📸 Discover more at our event page on #EYEF2023> 🦜 Our latest stories in youth + energy 🚀 A new agenda for democracy and youth engagement at the European Economic and Social Committee 🏛 Since 1957, the EESC has acted as a consultative body of the European Union, providing advice to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council in their activities. It is composed of independent members representing economic and social interests. 📝 These members come from three different Groups: (I) employers, (II) workers, and (III) civil society. "38% of the countries of the world are not free and do not have a democracy." 🧐 What does that have to do with EYEN, youth, the energy transition and the EU? At the end of April, Carlotta Ferri - Vice President of EYEN - was invited at the European Parliament for the election of the new President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC): Oliver Röpke. In his nomination speech, Röpke highlighted the crucial role that the EESC has in strengthening the EU's democratic legitimacy and effectiveness, and in responding to the lack of involvement of civil society around the world. Röpke reaffirmed that youth participation is fundamental and recalled successful examples of youth inclusion, such as the EESC's section dedicated to climate change, which works closely with schools and finances youth delegates participating to the UNFCCC's yearly Conference Of the Parties (COP).  What next then for youth in the EESC? The measures proposed include:  1. The creation of participatory EESC citizens' panels 💭 2. Increased digitalisation of the proceedings 💻 3. A more representative and inclusive EESC 📈 4. Including youth delegates in the EESC Groups 🌱 5. Involving youth in the EESC's substantial work through the establishment of an ad-hoc advisory council. 🏛 As EYEN, we share the EESC's renewed commitment: a meaningful youth inclusion at the EU level. 🎯 And that's why we are already in communication with the EESC's section dedicated to energy to discuss the involvement of youth delegates on the topic, to create another successful example of engagement.  Stay tuned! We're also building our Young Energy Consumers Task Force and other exciting activities, in collaboration with institutions and partners! Check them out in our latest newsletter > ✍️ In pictures: YES-Europe's Annual Conference 📸 What does sustainability really look like? What systemic changes are needed to sustain the energy transition? Which type of energy changemaker are you - an organiser, a knowledge builder, a conversation starter, or more? 💭 These questions (and many possible answers!) were at the centre of YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens, organised in collaboration with Resilient Planet at the end of April and gathering young energy and sustainability enthusiasts from all around Europe. The three-day event kicked off with a presentation on the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy - to then move into several projects that, in their capacity, contribute to the achievement of SDG7: from Pianeta Energy and their work on how to calculate the environmental impact of a conference, to the Greek Centre of Research and Technology's work in research & innovation for sustainability, and the WWF's workshop on Eat4Change, the international project co-funded by the EU to create an enabling environment for healthy and sustainable diets. And as EYEN, we could not miss the event! Tiago Vicente, Board Member of EYEN and Energy Engineer at ADENE, presented our main flagship event, the European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF), as a powerful tool to reshape youth engagement in the European energy transition.  And among all the discussions on the energy transition, the importance of renewables in accelerating it, the climate crisis and the inequalities it exacerbates, the Conference highlighted the key role of youth and women in making a change. A change that starts small, as participants observed at their visit to Symbeeosis - creating sustainable products from their  fields and beehives - and Helios Eco Lab - an off grid multi-functional environment that provides a home, workshop & farm for its creator David Davis and up to 5 volunteers, demonstrating that zero-waste is possible. Find out more about Resilient Planet & YES-Europe, founding member of EYEN > ♻️ More on EYEN at YES-Europe's Annual Conference >🚀 BJE in Berlin: working on the state of the energy transition in Germany 🏙 Bundesverband Junge Energie e.V. (BJE) is one of EYEN's members, and the biggest and most important umbrella organisation in the field of youth energy associations in Germany. They support and promote the independent networking of student associations and initiatives in the energy industry to enable them and their members to engage in an interdisciplinary, research-oriented, and open-ended dialogue on energy industry issues. 💡 What is there to do in Berlin for youth organisations in the energy sector? 🧐 At the beginning of May, BJE and its member associations Energie Forum Aachen e.V., Essener Energie Club, Akademischer Energieverein Leipzig e.V., Kine, RE Con e.V., met in the German capital to intensify the contact among the associations. At the heart of the city, they discussed on the state of the energy transition in Germany with Katharina Hartz, former BJE and now Project Officer Power at Agora Energiewende - an evidence-based think thank that informs policy-makers, economists, researchers and civil society on strategies to advance climate neutrality (if you're curious to know more, you can find their most important findings here!). The organisations also met with TransnetBW GmbH to discover more on grid planning and the energy transition, and with AFRY Management Consulting to work on a practical case study on PV storage. To conclude your trip in Berlin, the team also advises a trip to the city's Energy Museum, where you can find over 5000 exhibits from all aspects of power generation, and even control the start-up process of a combined cycle power plant! 🔌 What next for BJE and its members? You can find them and get in touch at the E-World Energy and Water Conference from May 23rd to May 25h, one of the leading trade fairs in the energy sector in Essen, Germany. Registrations are still open! Check out the Conference's programme >  📑 What are your big plans? Join EYEN and reshape the energy transition👇 We are a team of young energy engineers, environmental scientists, creatives & comms professionals, heat transition and hydrogen enthusiast, energy operations managers, sustainability consultants, activists, lawyers by day, and so much more, and we have big plans for a better energy transition. 🚀  This month, we are expanding our team, but only for until the 28th of May!   👉🌿Is there something you can offer #youth + #energy? If you're aged between 18 and 35 & are based in Europe, you can join our teams to work on #EYEF2023, #Communications, #Governance, #HR, or the upcoming #COP28.  Have an impact: apply to our open positions 🚀 Why join the Federation advocating for the meaningful engagement of young people in the energy transition and creating spaces that allow them to have an impact? 🌱 To find out, we asked our teams for you: of your time at EYEN, what are you most proud of?👇 "Creating the European Youth Energy Forum: we gathered 45 young people from 20 different countries to write a position paper and provided them with a space to discuss the energy transition with stakeholders of the energy sector. We also got to present the paper to the Portuguese Parliament and Presidency, and we now have a date to present it to the European Commission."    Tiago Vicente   Board Member at EYEN and Energy Engineer at ADENE   "There were many achievements I am proud of, but seeing the organisation start, being officially established and running is everyday my biggest pride for EYEN.  At the European Sustainable Energy Week of 2022, while on stage talking about youth in energy communities, we got to see the full potential of our organisation. We received many questions and the interest of people in the audience showed. Sparking that interest is something that we are proud of."    Jacopo Sala   Director of Secretariat at EYEN and Ph.D. Researcher  What would you love to see here? 📝 At EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! ✍️ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2023 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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EYEN Task forces are here: meet their changemakers! 🚀 Our action plans for EYEF Implementation, COP28, Citizens Energy Forum, and much more in our latest newsletter! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN We have got news from the world of youth + energy transition!💡This month, we're celebrating: we have welcomed new volunteers at our teams in EYEN! 🎊 🎊 In this newsletter, you find insights into their stories, the new task forces that have welcomed them, EYEN's plans for this 2023, and news from our broader network such as YES-Europe's call for participants for its Annual Conference in Athens.  Our latest news: energy + youth engagement  What would you love to see here? 📝 In EYEN, we're a work in progress and we're proud of it. 📈This is why this month we are opening a survey to improve our newsletter: what opportunities, events, news and content from the world of energy + youth would you like to see?  Answer our short questions and help us get better! 💭 The team grows: 3 new task forces & volunteer stories! 🚀 At EYEN, our volunteer's stories, backgrounds, competences and ambitions for the energy transition define how big of an impact we can make, and how far our voices can reach. 🚀 And this month, we have welcomed new volunteers, who have joined through our last call for applications in February!  The team's growth does not only mean more engagement and good news for the energy transition, it also means new projects. To achieve meaningful youth representation in energy decision-making, our new volunteers have joined task forces dedicated to some of the most important events in youth + energy taking place this year. What's in store for EYEN? Read more about our three new task forces and their members below and find out! 💭 Discover EYEN's plans and resolutions for 2023 > 📝 What was 2022 like in EYEN? Throwback with us > 📸 1. Implementation Task Force - #EYEF2022🦜 The European Youth Energy Forum is the yearly flagship event of EYEN. It's aim: to create the space for youth to voice its opinion on the energy transition and collaborate with energy stakeholders towards concrete actions for a more inclusive transition. 💡 Do you remember EYEF's first edition? 🧐 After three months of preparatory work in identifying the barriers and the opportunities of youth engagement, the first EYEF took place in 2022. The event brought together 45 young energy changemakers from all across Europe, to create a position paper on the role of youth in the future of the European energy transition. The Forum included sessions for participants to discuss the main hot topics related to the energy transition at a 5-day live event in Lisbon. At the end of the event, participants presented in their position paper 12 concrete measures for meaningful youth engagement in the energy transition in the policy, education and the private sectors.  This year, it's time to put these proposals into action. To do so, EYEN has created the Implementation Task Force for #EYEF2022! 🎊 The team has been busy defining priority proposals to be implemented - based on their impact, scope of implementation (regional, national or European) - and creating connections with stakeholders to effectively put these proposals into action.  Curious about the task force's next steps, on both the European and the Portuguese level?🧐 The two sub-teams of the task force focus on one big ambition each: 1. In a pilot phase, selected proposals will be implemented in Portugal with the relevant partners. This phase will provide valuable insights on the implementation, feasibility and the real impact of the proposals. 🚀 The "Portuguese" Team is taking the proposals that can be applied at a regional/national level, with the aim of collecting data on their output & involved stakeholders in a monitoring report. 📝 2.  The "European" Team is setting up contacts with European stakeholders and is aiming at receiving commitments towards implementing the proposals from relevant partners.  Want to remain updated on all the next developments on the implementation team and #EYEF2023? Keep an eye on our social media, as more details are coming soon! And in the meantime... hear from Vanessa Faia, coordinator of the newly established EYEF Implementation Team.🦜  "Today's youth are among the most active in civic participation, but we don't feel heard by decision-makers. As a result, young people are increasingly interested in programs that give them a voice and enable them to participate in decisions that will impact their future. And that's exactly what EYEN is doing!"   Vanessa Faia holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lisbon. She is a technical expert at ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency, in the Mobility Team. She was previously a member of the New System's Team working on water efficiency in buildings (AQUA+ rating) and fleet on energy efficiency (MOVE+ rating) and Innovation Team, where she was engaged in water efficiency and the water-energy nexus project development. At EYEN, she is Team Leader of the #EYEF2022 Implementation Team. 2. Young Energy Consumers Task Force 💡 The newly formed Young Energy Consumer Task Force aims at creating a background in knowledge on the topic of young energy consumers in Europe, a topic which is not often taken into consideration by many energy policies in member states.  📝 The main short term objectives for the Task Force are: knowledge-building on youth and its role as energy consumer group, and an effective and meaningful EYEN participation, based on the knowledge accumulated, to the 15th Citizens Energy Forum (CEF) in November 2023. CEF is the yearly forum creating a bridge between different stakeholders involved in energy consumption and paving the way for more inclusive regulations and solutions. 💬 Stay tuned, because we've got plans for the future! In the long term, the Task Force aims at cooperating more strongly with the regulators and the already established consumer bodies in the EU. The aim? A recognised, legitimate and official advocacy for young energy consumers. ♻️  "I joined EYEN as a Young Energy Consumers Task Force member, because I think it is extremely important that we, as youth, do have a say in this particular topic and the ability to shape our future. I also believe that organisations like EYEN are very much useful for the young researchers and activists to evolve and internationally network in the fields that are especially interesting for them."   Halina Jagielska is a law student from Cracow, Poland. Halina is professionally and academically involved in the development of photovoltaic farms and offshore wind farms in Poland. Halina is also an energy efficiency analyst and anti-war and anti-fossil fuels activist in Young Friends of the Earth Europe and in a Polish grass-roots group called Wschód. In EYEN, she is Policy Analyst of the Youth Energy Consumers Task Force.  3. COP28 Task Force 🌿 This year, the United Arab Emirates will host one of the most important international yearly events on climate change policy: the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event will take place from the 30th of November to the 12th of December 2023 in Dubai, and it will gather world leaders, NGOs and industries to discuss measures for improved climate change mitigation and adaptation. 📑   This year, EYEN has created the COP28 Task Force to ensure participation of the network to the Conference through a meaningful contribution, in order to bring to the event the voices of the youth organisations it represents. 🚀 "A crucial aspect of environmental and energy justice is equal participation in decision-making processes. The voice of young people is far too often not (sufficiently) taken into account. I joined EYEN because it is driving change towards greater youth inclusion, and thus more participatory justice for the younger generations."   Yanika Meyer-Oldenburg is now starting her new position as Sustainable Finance Policy Officer at the NGO Germanwatch. Previously, she has worked as a trainee for UNDP's Nature, Climate and Energy Team in Jordan and at the EU Commission in the Directorate General for Energy. She holds a Master's in Environmental Policy and Regulation from LSE. Her interests lie in challenges connected to environmental and energy justice. In EYEN, she is part of the COP28 Task Force. News from the network 📝 Join YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens! 🏙  LAST CHANCE: register for YES-Europe's Annual Conference of 2023! The Conference, organised by YES-Europe and Resilient Planet, will be held in presence in Athens from the 21st to the 23rd of April. Join the conference for panel discussions and networking sessions among young energy changemakers! ✍️ The themes of the panels include: energy and sustainability, youth voices, sustainability and industry, inclusiveness and empowerment and finally, solutions on how to make an impact in climate action, how to defeat climate anxiety, how to design sustainable cities & much more. Participants to the Conference also get the opportunity of visiting Symbeeosis' and Helios Eco Lab's headquarters in Athens, practical examples of local sustainable business practices. ♻️ Discover the Conference's Agenda > 📑 Book your ticket to the Annual Conference > 🎟 Find out more on YES-Europe > 🤔 Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability Europe (YES-Europe) is one of the founding members of EYEN. It was created through an initiative of the EPFL University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and it initially brought together 50 students from 9 European countries for its first annual conference in May 2016, to find meaningful ways to make a difference as youth in the energy field.  Since then, it has grown internationally to have an impact at the EU level. Its projects include policy reactions, policy trainings and knowledge-sharing addressed to the younger generations of energy change-makers.  Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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Latest youth+energy news & opportunities! 🚀(update) Event TOMORROW, Discover REN21, the Good Lobby's Climate Incubator and apply to YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens 🏙  Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join EYEN [CORRECTED VERSION + EVENT ON 9 MARCH] We have got news from the world of youth + energy transition! 💡 In this newsletter, you find insights on EYEN's membership in REN21, the Good Lobby's Climate Incubator, YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens and much more with our volunteers' stories of youth engagement in the energy sector! 🚀 Did you miss our latest post into what EYEN feels like? Take a look at EYEN's next projects, including insights on the European Youth Energy Forum here!   Our latest news: energy + youth engagement 💡 NEW: #EYEF2022 policy proposals at Climate Pact Event  Do you still remember the 12 policy proposals of #EYEF2022 on “The role of youth in the future of European energy transition” to improve youth engagement in policy, education and the private sector? 📢🌿 The proposals were already presented to public and private decision-makers and taken up by an implementation team inside the EYEN Federation, working on first pilots for real impact. Now, hear key insights into the position paper from Miguel Macias Sequeira (Portugal), participant of the first ever European Youth Energy Forum and Climate Pact Ambassador, at the Climate Pact Ambassadors Talk on “Your Voice, Your Policy: getting involved in climate policymaking at EU, national and local level”. The public event with several Climate Ambassadors and the European Commission (Unit A3 ‘Climate Governance, Plans & Mainstreaming’, Unit A3 ‘Climate Governance, Plans & Mainstreaming’) will explore how citizens and civil society can contribute to policymaking at EU and national levels through tools like public consultations, stakeholder roundtables or citizen advocacy at different stages of the process. 9 March 2023, 12:00-13:30 CET 📅 Register here till TODAY 8 March at noon > 🎟️ EYEN becomes an official member of REN21! 🎊 "Meaningful and impactful youth inclusion in decision-making is the next step for our democratic systems. The energy transition is too important for the young generations' future to leave youth outside the discussion."   Carlotta Ferri, Vice-President of EYEN With these words, Carlotta Ferri marks the organisation's entry into the REN21, the world's global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry! As part of the NGOs stakeholder group, EYEN will be bringing insights on the evolving role of youth in the energy transition, involving our members and our network of young energy change-makers.  But what is REN21?  🤔 REN21 was created in 2004 to support and accelerate the development of renewable energy across the world and works with this aim since then. The organisation provides up to date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets. These valuable data - including the Renewables Global Status Report and the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report - provide policy-makers with material to make decisions towards implementing renewable energy.  Renewables now! Discover REN21 > 🌱 Get involved as a data contributor or a peer-reviewer in one of REN21's Reports > 📝 The Good Lobby's Climate Incubator ♻️ EYEN has recently become part of the Good Lobby's Climate Incubator! 🎊🎊 We want to thank the organisation and the Founder of the Good Lobby, Professor Alberto Alemanno, for this opportunity. This collaboration of 6 months will enable EYEN to learn more about advocacy and lobbying, organisational strategy, stakeholder mapping, coalition-building, communication, volunteer management, self evaluation. The project will help grassroots movements, with a focus on young campaigners from Easter, Central and Southern Europe.  Want to know more on the project? 💭 The Climate Incubator is an initiative by the Good Lobby - an organisation based in Brussels, Milan and Paris - that works to make political systems more equal by giving nonprofits, activists, progressive businesses and philanthropies a greater voice in the policy process. If you need support for your organisation or civic initiative, learn how the Good Lobby can help you with legal, advocacy, strategic and communication skills!  News from the network 📝 Join YES-Europe's Annual Conference in Athens! 🏙 This year, we are happy to announce that registrations for YES-Europe's Annual Conference of 2023 are open! The Conference, organised by YES-Europe and Resilient Planet, will be held in presence in Athens from the 21st to the 23rd of April and will include panel discussions and networking sessions among young people passionate about energy and sustainability. Participants to the Conference also get the opportunity of visiting Symbeeosis' and Helios Eco Lab's headquarters in Athens, practical examples of local sustainable business practices. ♻️ Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability Europe (YES-Europe) is one of the founding members of EYEN. It was created through an initiative of the EPFL University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and it initially brought together 50 students from 9 European countries for its first annual conference in May 2016, to find meaningful ways to make a difference as youth in the energy field. Since then, it has grown internationally to have an impact at the EU level. Its projects include policy reactions, policy trainings and knowledge-sharing addressed to the younger generations of energy change-makers.    Discover the Conference's Agenda > 📑 Book your ticket to the Annual Conference > 🎟 Find out more on YES-Europe > 🤔 Meet the team: stories of energy changemakers "Last year I was honoured to participate in the first European Youth Energy Forum. And what a ride it was! If you wish to be an #energychangemaker, EYEF will provide you with an opportunity to create a broader international network of likeminded people. It is a great platform to share your views and connect with the current leaders of the #energytransition but, most importantly, with the leaders of tomorrow. It is an unique opportunity that you should not miss!" Mariana Figueiredo is responsible for the Legal and Public Affairs Department for Southern Europe at Eurowind Energy. She sits as Board Member of Future Energy Leaders Portugal and co-founded, along with its female members, "Mulheres na Energia" - an initiative that aims to bridge the gender gap within the energy sector. She holds a Law Degree and a Masters' in Business Law from the Catholic University of Portugal and an LL.M. in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston, Law School, in the United States. In EYEN, she is collaborating with the implementation team for EYEF's 2023 edition.  "Having had the privilege to participate in the first ever European Youth Energy Forum and seeing the organisation team do the impossible to make our voices heard, inspired me to join EYEN and add value to the fight of young people towards a more inclusive and democratic energy transition. Empowerment is what young people need in whatever they do, and I see that reflected here." Melina Kalem is an English language teacher, energy transition consultant and junior researcher employed by the International University of Sarajevo. She graduated from the Global Campus of Human Rights' ERMA Program and works on empowering young people to take ownership of their present and future. Her research interests include youth activism for climate justice, citizen energy and energy cooperatives. In EYEN, she is collaborating with the position paper team for EYEF's 2023 edition.  Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! 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Only four days left: apply to our open positions! 🚀 Have an impact in 2023 and join our team of energy change-makers by the 5th of February!  ***You still have time...to join the EYEN team till 5 FEB!*** 👇🎯 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 🏛️⚡of a youth-led federation unlike any other. You can...do coordination, policy preparations, 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’ 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. Curious to know more about what we do? Read about our achievements of 2022 in our last newsletter and scroll to have a sneak peek on our plans for 2023!  Have an impact in 2023: apply to our open positions 🚀 EYEN's three resolutions for 2023 📑🌟 1) Providing a space for youth to develop its stand on the energy transition📝 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 Europe🌿 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! 🎉🎉 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 forums💭 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. 💻 Make 2023 count: apply to our open positions 🚀 Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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3 resolutions for 2023 & a best of 2022 👉 join the team now! Apply by the 5th of February to our teams and task forces and look back to 2022 with us! 🚀 ***Apply to join the EYEN team till 5 FEB*** 👇🎯 EYEN's three resolutions for 2023 📑🌟 1) Providing a space for youth to develop its stand on the energy transition📝 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 Europe🌿 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! 🎉🎉 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 forums💭 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. 💻 Our best memories of 2022: snaps from a year in youth engagement📸 Establishment and our first EYEN gathering 🏙 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. 📜 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 📝 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 🌱 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 Mósca, and "Repowering Europe" and "Towards energy aware behaviours" with our Director of Secretariat Jacopo Sala! 📺 EIT Awards: EYEN wins 3rd place for inspiring change 🚀 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! 🎉✨ 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 transition🦜 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 - from the Portuguese Parliament to the energy corporation Galp, and many more in progress - and 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 ♻️ 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 🏛️⚡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’ 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 🚀 Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? 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Our best wishes: discover the European Youth Energy Forum of 2022 🎄 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 2022🦜 "The ongoing shift in the European energy sector involves a paradigm shift – 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." – EYEF's position paper, November 2022 – 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. 🎉🎉🎉BREAKING 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 (Agência para Energia, Portuguese Energy Agency),  Pavilhão 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! 🎊🎄 Read EYEF's position paper Rewatch the live streaming of EYEF's debates Open positions for next year's European Youth Energy Forum 📸Want 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 📝 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? 🧐 Read EYEF's paper for the measures, their implementation timeframes, and the methodologies involved > 💭 ✨ 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 - to 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! 🦜 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 🎤 Lindsay Bell-Etkin is Fundraising and Development Manager at Student Energy and Ambassador at FLIK - Female 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 🏛️⚡of a youth-led federation unlike any other.  Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application! Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! 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TOMORROW: European Youth Energy Forum 🦜 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 EYEN💡 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 Pavilhão do Conhencimento and GALP! 🎉 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 📃 Are you in Lisbon? Join us on-site! 🇵🇹  Wherever you are, join our live streaming! 🌍 EYEF's agenda: the debates you don't want to miss 💭 DAY 1 - 19th of November  09:00 - 10:00 GMT - Welcome address 🥳 With EYEN, ADENE, EnR, IPDJ, the Representation of the European Commission, and recently confirmed speakers from the Lisbon Municipality and Ciência Viva! 10:20 - 10:40 GMT - Keynote speech with João Matos Fernandes, Former Minister for Environment and Climate Action for the Portuguese Government. 🍀  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. 💭 DAY 2 - 20th of November  9:00 - 10:30 GMT - Education and knowledge transfer in the energy transition (I) 🎓 with speakers from Youth4Climate Summit, Istituto Superiór Tecnico, Greenvolt Comunidades and Women in Tech.   11:00 - 12:30 GMT - Education and knowledge transfer in the energy transition (II) 🎓 with speakers from the University of Coimbra, the International Labour Organisation, Siemens Energy, Coopérnico and Women in Tech.  DAY 3 - 21st of November  9:00 - 10:30 GMT - Empowering youth in the energy transition within the private sector (I)💡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) 💡with speakers from Galp, ADENE, Ciência Viva and Women in Tech. DAY 4 - 22nd of November (9:00 - 11:50 GMT) Position paper presentation 📃 Discussion panel Closing session  🎉   Agenda 📃| On-site registration 🇵🇹 | Live stream 🌍 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 🏛️⚡of a youth-led federation unlike any other.  Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application! Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences European Youth Energy Network · Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 · Schaerbeek 1030 · Belgium

You're invited to the European Youth Energy Forum! 🦜 Join the event online or on site, read our position paper and meet the people behind EYEF! Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join us at EYEN💡 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 🚉 or watch our live streaming! 📺 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 - Pavilhão 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." 📝 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 🎉 EYEF's agenda: the debates you don't want to miss 💭 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 💭 DAY 2 - 20th of November (9:00 - 12:30 GMT) Education and knowledge transfer in the energy transition 🎓 DAY 3 - 21st of November (9:00 - 13:00 GMT) Empowering youth in the energy transition within the private sector 💡 DAY 4 - 22st of November (9:00 - 13:00 GMT) Position paper presentation 📃 Reserve your spot on site at Pavilhão 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! 🌍    Behind the scenes: building the position paper 🔖📚🧐 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." 📝 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? 🧐The paper will be available on EYEN's website and will be officially presented on the 22nd of November at 9:00 GMT at Pavilhão 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 ✨ 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 🏛️⚡of a youth-led federation unlike any other.  Let us know.  Apply for one of our open positions or send us an open application! Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? 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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 EYEN💡 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! 🎉  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 - from the 19th to the 23rd of November - gathering 45 young Europeans to build a position paper on the role of youth in the energy transition.  EYEN at the European Sustainable Energy Week! 🦜  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 > 📺  "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 - Miguel Mósca - engaged 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! 📺 "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.💭 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) 📺 Rewatch! "Repowering Europe by empowering energy communities: a perspective on digital and social innovation" (27/09/2022) 📺 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 🏛️⚡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’s call for proposal - funded by the European Union and DG Regio - is offering grants of up to €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!  Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself, spread it further and follow our network's activities with our linktree! Sign up here to receive the newsletter! Copyright © 2022 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. 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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 🎊 Connect. Advocate. Empower. Join us at EYEN⚡️ 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! 📆From 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.  🥁🥁🥁And 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? 🤔 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! 💭 On the 28th - 29th of September, our team is travelling to Brussels!🚉 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 Mósca 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’s 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 🏛️⚡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 > Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself and spread it further! Sign up here Copyright © 2021 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. European Youth Energy Network 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers 1030 Bruxelles Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.   Follow us on social media! 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European Youth Energy Network - our monthly news⚡ 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’ve been officially established as an international non-profit organisation (“Association internationale sans but lucratif”, 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 🥳 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 réveil écologique, 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 - online and in person - from 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 - we’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 “recognise the most promising entrepreneurs and innovators emerging from the EIT’s ecosystem across Europe” 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! 🍀 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’s common theme: Going green and digital for Europe's energy transition. Join us in the following Policy Dialogues:  Vice-President Miguel Mósca at the European Youth Energy Day discussing together with Kadri Simson - European Commissioner for Energy - how to ensure that Europe’s 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 “Youth Empowerment for driving African energy transition” 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 “Uniting 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’s blog dedicated to #EUSEW2022. Hint: it’s about building connection, fair representation & #youth + #energychangemaking superpowers🗯 Read the full article and its key takeaways > Meet our volunteers Meet Miklós 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."  - Miklós 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€ 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:    • Social Media Manager • Graphic Designers • Content Writers • 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/ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself and spread it further! Sign up here Copyright © 2021 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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European Youth Energy Network - our monthly news ⚡ We're back with big, official news! Learn about our upcoming General Assembly, interesting webinars and other news! We’re back with big, official news! Since this spring, we’ve been officially established as an international non-profit organisation (“Association internationale sans but lucratif”, AISBL) under Belgian law, headquartered in Brussels. On June 18th, we’ll 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 done🥳 and from next month we’ll 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’re 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’s Member YES-Europe, is teaming up with the Europe-Africa Youth Network and bringing us the Webinar “African-European exchange on energy transition – how to achieve it together!”  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 » 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 » EYEN participated as a jury member for the European Commission's Film4Energy Challenge EYEN participated as member of the Jury in the competition “Film4Energy Challenge” 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 » 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’s policies on the energy transition is fundamental. I’m 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€ 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:    • Social Media Manager • Graphic Designers • Content Writers • 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/ Did you receive this newsletter from a friend? Feel free to subscribe yourself and spread it further! Sign up here Copyright © 2021 European Youth Energy Network, All rights reserved. You received this e-mail because you subscribed to the newsletter via our website www.youthenergy.eu or participated in one of our events for which you consented to be added to the mailing list. 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