The Youth on Energy workshop is under way, bringing together 20 young people from across Europe to share and inspire ideas for Europe’s energy transformation.
As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Youth on Energy workshop is taking place in Brussels from 19 to 20 June 2017. Coordinated by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and organised in conjunction with the European Youth Parliament, the event is the setting for 20 young Europeans to define their vision of how to develop Europe’s energy policy.
The workshop will address the three ‘D’ pillars of energy transformation: digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation. During their debate they will consider discussions held within the project ‘Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy’ by the European Youth Parliament.
Although this event is private, the results will receive a Europe-wide platform. They will be presented to the project’s patron Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union.
The Youth on Energy workshop is a side event in EU Sustainable Energy Week (19-25 June 2017). Often by invitation-only, these Brussels-based events run parallel to the EUSEW policy conference, providing opportunities for in-depth specialist focus on sustainable energy topics.
The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe to discuss current topics in a parliamentary setting. This network of independent associations is present in 40 European countries and organises almost 600 events every year. Thousands of young people are active as volunteers all over Europe, making EYP a programme truly for young people, by young people. The EYP’s mission is to inspire and empower young Europeans to become open-minded, tolerant and active citizens.
Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy is a project by the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation in cooperation with the innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft. It enables young people to monitor, inform and debate about European energy policy. Three focus countries, France, Poland and Germany will each host an international youth forum in the project timeline from 2015 until 2017, with the next scheduled to be in Heidelberg 9-16 August 2017.