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Big transformation requires representation, especially in the just (energy) transition. Not only in Brussels, but in all European capitals. In a Europe-wide network.  One month ago, the European …

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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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