Final vote on European Solidarity Corps

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Young people are now able to volunteer or work in EU-wide solidarity schemes, after a final vote on the European Solidarity Corps on Tuesday. The initiative, announced by President Juncker during the State of the Union speech in September 2016 and officially launched in […]

UN Human Rights Council resolution on youth and human rights: a step forward for youth rights

UN Human Rights Council resolution on youth and human rights : a step forward for youth rights Yesterday (30th June) the Human Rights Council of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Youth and Human Rights, which emphasises the importance of young people’s political participation and calls for a panel on youth and human rights in […]

European Youth calls on European Council for urgent action on “humanitarian crisis” and questions the EU/Turkey deal respect of human rights

Ahead of this week’s European Council on the migration crisis, the European Youth Forum in an open letter to President Tusk and all EU Heads of States or Governments has expressed its deep concern with the proposals made on 7th March under a deal between the European Union and Turkey in order to tackle the […]

On Human Rights Day European Youth Forum calls for end to discrimination of young people

In an in-depth survey published today, the European Youth Forum has revealed more than three-quarters of young people feel disciminated against, mostly (34.5%) because of their gender, but also (29%) because of simply being young[1]. To mark Human Rights Day, the Youth Forum calls for an end to age-based discrimination and for young people to […]

China-EU Special Report: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang endorses China’s big investment on Juncker’s plan at 10th China-EU Business Summit

This week amidst the turbulent environment of the EU/Greek crisis, Brussels offered sufficient clues showing that the EU will face the Greek issue rapidly and will go on. China-EU investment relations are increasingly on the spotlight lately and this week culminated with the development of the 17th China-EU Summit and the 10th EU-China Business Summit and on side-events […]

An EU first: youth Ministers debate youth participation in live broadcast

Yesterday, for the first time ever, the 28 EU Ministers responsible for youth met for a “High Level Policy Debate” to publicly discuss “empowering young people for political participation in the democratic life in Europe” at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. On the same day, the Ministers adopted a set of Council […]