What is OpenPolicy Europe?
Young people want to be heard, but they often lack understanding of how policy-making works and the right tools to participate and impact it. That’s where OpenPolicy Europe comes in. It is a tool that allows you to get a better understanding of how the policymaking process works, who’s involved, what policies are in place where, and how you can get involved in policymaking.
In March 2021, a team representing EYEN won the SOLVE THE GAP – 48h EU Youth Digital Hackathon with the idea for OpenPolicy Europe.
During those 48h, we created the basic concept of OpenPolicy Europe, which we are now developing and turning into reality, with the support of the European Youth Portal. The tool will be launched at the European Youth Conference under the Slovenian presidency in September 2021.
While EYEN is the network which supports it and created the space for this idea to be born, OpenPolicy Europe is a platform, and currently EYEN’s main project.
How does it work?
Watch our winning pitch for the EU “Solve the Gap” Hackathon to better understand how our idea works:
Note: The initial name of this project was “European Policy Hub”
The OpenPolicy Europe will enable youth to correctly and consciously have an impact on policy-making by:
- Identifying specific problematics
- Raising awareness of specific issues
- Pushing proposals on the political agenda
- Creating and Participating and in public consultations
- Contributing to existing think-tanks and organisations
Are you ready to be part of the change?
We want to create something that we can do all together! Are you a motivated individual or do you represent a youth organisation active in a specific sector? Are you ready to co-create the OpenPolicy Europe tool with us? We are recruiting until the 15th of July, learn more about how you can contribute and let us know if you’re interested: