"Gaps and ideas for youth engagement" Position Paper
In the framework of the Climate Pact Launch, EYEN organised the satellite event Youth Shaping the Climate Pact showcasing the fundamental role of youth organisations in engaging citizens as well as sharing concrete actions and successful youth stories in energy and climate. We also co-developed the Youth Shaping the Climate Pact policy paper on “Gaps and ideas for youth engagement” to the European Commission.
Key Challenges identified in “Gaps and ideas for youth engagement” position paper
Inefficient information and knowledge sharing about climate and energy issues leads to lack of awareness in the young generations
Lack of skills and resources is a barrier to effective engagement with official entities in the Energy sector (governments, international organisations, multinational companies, etc.)
Tokenism and non-inclusive youth representation in non-youth spaces/dialogues prevent youth climate action to get the right recognition
International cooperation will be key to an effective mobilisation of youth and the available resources to them (within and across European borders)