5 December 2013
Event Date: 6-9 February 2014
Location: London, UK
Deadline for applications: 16th December 2013
For an application form, please click here.
The youth campaign of the Federation of Young European Greens began with a youth debate and event in Athens at the end of November. We are continuing that movement here in London, attempting to address the situation in which young people find themselves today.
We have been labelled the "lost generation" by some: youth today are expected to be the first generation to have worse standards of living than their parents. Between record youth unemployment levels, exploding cost of living, austerity measures directly affecting youth and increases to university tuition fees, more and more young people can't see a future they want, or a future at all. Today's youth has been abandoned in the wake of the economical and social crisis that has spread throughout Europe since 2008.
Yet we as young people are the future of Europe. Through our daily struggles as activists, and the youth debates organised all over Europe, we will demonstrate that there are alternatives, and we are the one's who can make them happen.
This seminar will give 30 activists from FYEG member organisations the opportunity to discuss issues affecting young people with MEPs, experts and public decision-makers, as well as formulating our own solutions to the current European crisis. You never know, you may even convince an MEP to campaign for your idea!
The main objectives of this seminar are:
- Share and discuss the different realities of being young in around Europe
- Raise awareness amongst young people on issues, current policy and our ideas
- Develop skills in campaigning
- Empower the youth as pioneers of the transformation of the socio-economical system through direct dialogue and consultation with decision-makers
- Inspire and engage young activists to get involved in their communities and initiate change
This call is open to applicants from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The event will use English as a working language.
Accommodation and meals are covered. Participants will be staying in a hostel. All meals will be vegan.
Travel: FYEG will reimburse 70% of travel costs. We will require you to book these tickets as soon as you are offered a place in order to minimise costs. Please use ecologically friendly methods of travel where possible.
To apply, fill out this application form and send it to
by the 16th of December. We will inform successful applicants by no later than the end of December.