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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 🚀 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." Read more at YES-Europe Policy Brief - June 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. 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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[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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At our first European Youth Energy Forum (EYEF), 45 young Europeans wrote proposals on the role of youth in the future of the European energy transition from the perspective of policy making, knowledge transfer and education, and private sector.
We identified four main challenges for youth engagement in the energy transition. Find out what were the main messages we presented to DG ENER.