The core of the initiative is a 4-day workshop, during which young people debate and develop their ideas for energy policy and climate change together with guidance from experts from across the political spectrum, as well as participants in other European countries.
- Youth in 19 EU-member states become directly involved in shaping “their” Europe,
- Young people learn to think about concrete political issues – beginning with the dual problems of energy and climate change – at the European level,
- Enhancing civic education: The project gives young people insights into political mechanisms and interdependencies, and develops the individual skills and abilities needed to participate in shaping European policy,
- Using an extensive online community, students are able to synthesize the best ideas from individual project weeks into a common “Action Plan: New Energy for Europe”,
- Students and young people not participating in the project are invited to join the online community and share their views on the concepts presented,
- Participants become part of a Europe-wide partner network comprising NGOs, high-ranking politicians and foundations.
Additional information on the project http://www.youngideasforeurope.eu/