Youth Agenda is one of the most important deliverables of the @CTJUST project, a project that aims to engage, empower and connect youth, both online and offline, through European action-led initiatives and digital youth mobilities related to climate justice.
Youth Agenda presents the results of our discussions, our brainstorm session and our view on the youth organization power in the climate justice area. Connected to each other like never before, young people from the EU want to and already contribute to the resilience of their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress and inspiring political change, in urban as well as rural contexts. Young people constitute a tremendous and essential asset worth investing in, opening the door to an unparalleled multiplier effect.
Specifically, the Youth Agenda is a report that will summarize the agreed common climate justice challenges and priorities identified by young people involved in the online structured discussions implemented in the context of the project. The Youth Agenda will guide the thematic focus of a pan-European project and action-led initiatives at the national level to be implemented by youth in partners countries. Indicative areas of youth interest related to climate justice include the ethical issues posed by climate justice, in conjunction with inequalities created, such as poverty, migration, natural resources ownership, and action towards reducing the impact of food waste, energy consumption, carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. The Youth Agenda is also translated into all partner languages to facilitate discussions with other youth that would be involved in the small-scale projects/action-led initiatives at the national level.
Young people from Greece, Lithuania, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Austria and Italy participated in a National online discussion in which they had the chance to discuss climate change and climate justice. In the next stage, representatives from each country participated in an EU online discussion where all the common challenges and issues were put forward to enable further debate and provide a basis for the design of the youth-led initiatives.
Youth Agenda covers all the challenges, concerns and ideas related to climate change, defined by young people from the 7 partner countries. This Youth Agenda was the first important step of mapping the existing obstacles and work on the methodology and strategy that will support all the stakeholders of the project to achieve the common goal, to motivate, raise awareness, engage, connect and empower youth.