Congress of Young Europeans 2019

Die Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, in Kooperation mit der Green European Foundation und der Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG), hat den 7. Congress of Young Europeans in Marseille, Frankreich, vom 4. September bis zum 7. September organisiert.

HOW TO FIGHT FOR CLIMATE AND DEMOCRACY

The journalist Agata Skrzypczyk, who participated to the Congress for Young Europeans in Marseille in 2019, shares her experience of talking on climate change with people from different countries, presenting her most important observations in 7 points.

These are the tips for everyone who wants to effectively interest their interlocutors in the subject and gain new allies in the fight against climate change!

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, the Green European Foundation and the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG), are calling for applications to participate in the 7th Congress of Young Europeans! The Congress will take place in Marseille, France, from 4th to 7th September 2019.

The main theme of this year’s Congress is “How to fight for climate and democracy”.

  • How can young people with ideas and ideals at hand contribute to social and political change?
  • What can we learn from movements like Fridays for Future?
  • Which tools do successful activists use?
  • How can we build and connect a movement?

During the three-day Congress, selected participants will have the opportunity to come together and participate in different panels and workshops focusing on these questions.

 

Download the program here.

PROGRAM

Wednesday September 4

18:00 – 22:00 Opening event and dinner reception

Thursday September 5

9:00 – 10:30 – Keynote speech

11:00 – 13:00 Moderated exchange between participants

14:30 – 16:00 Panel debate: Climate Changes Everything

16:30 – 19:00 Film screening and discussion with the director

Friday September 6

9:00 – 10:30 Thematic city walks

11:00 – 13:00 – Workshop round 1

14:00 – 16:00 – Workshop round 2

18:00 – 19:30 – Panel debate – Fighting for Democracy

Saturday September 7 

9:00 – 10:30 – Workshop round 3

11:00 – 13:00 – Conclusions and evaluation

How to talk about climate change?

How to talk about climate change to motivate people to act? A journalist Agata Skrzypczyk, who participated to the European Youth Congress in Marseille in 2019, shares her experience of talking on climate change with people from different countries, presenting her most important observations in 7 points. These are the tips for everyone who wants to effectively interest their interlocutors in the subject and gain new allies in the fight against climate change!

#2050 Le Podcast by Rebecca Armstrong

Rebecca Armstrong, animator during the Congress, is the author of #2050 Le Podcast, in which she interviewed three participants of the Congress.

Tamar Jakeli is a Georgian young woman & an activist. Together with Rebecca Armstrong, they spoke about her activism, her country, ecofeminism, intersectionnality and also her hopes for 2050. At the heart of her fights, social & environmental justice.
Nathan Metenier is a 20-year-old french young man, and 5 years ago, he became a climate activist. Today, Nathan focuses on advocating at the european level in the Youth and environment Europe. He talked about the holy growth, about the GDP, about the words to adress the climate issue. He explained the need for new governance and about the coalition he is working on with networks of youth leaded NGOs. In this conversation, you’ll also hear about collapsology, north responsabilities, technology, and 2050.
Agata is a young european activist. She's polish. She's a journalist working on renewable energy. She talks about her experiences in the USA, Morocco, Denmark and of course Poland. Together with Rebecca Armstrong, she talked about energy as a right, as a part of democracy. In 2050, she wants a decentralized energy system. To reach that goal, we need the people, NGOs, local autorities... and governments.