European Youth Forum @ European Business Summit 2015: Why interns should matter to business

Written by Allan Päll, secretary general of the European Youth Forum At this European Business Summit the European Youth Forum will be hosting a “Meet the expert session” on quality internships: what can business do?. We hope to meet with and discuss with many businesses how they can improve their internship schemes or start providing decent […]

JADE at European Business Summit 2015

Written by Alexandru Ene, Vice President – Head of Communications at JADE, European Confederations of Junior Enterprises In 2015, JADE Network gets under the lens during one of the largest concentrations of business and political leaders of Europe with one sole purpose in mind: to challenge opinion leaders to go deeper into the subject of Junior […]

The European Youth raises their voices this week in Brussels at Yo!Fest 2015

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Allan Päll, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum YO!Fest is the European Youth Forum’s annual political festival and is our big […]

Fostering intergenerational solidarity and cooperation through age-friendly environments: the right answer to Europe’s demographic challenge

AGE Platform Europe, the Confederation of Family Organisa-tions in the European Union (COFACE), Eurochild, the European Women’s Lobby and the European Youth Forum unite to celebrate the European Day of Solidarity between Generations and raise awareness of the need to address Europe’s demographic challenge by adapting the way our societies function to enhance intergenerational links […]

Juncker Investment Plan for Europe welcomed by European Youth Forum

Brussels, 16th April 2015 // The European Youth Forum has welcomed the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe because of the potential it has to increase youth employment. In its reaction today ahead of the next step[1] in the European Parliament for the Investment Plan, the Youth Forum warns, however, that the Plan must tackle […]

An Easter Special: Social protection of migrants in Europe as seen through the eyes of European youth

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our […]

A European student just sets the question of the day: What kind of education policies are missing in Europe?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. The present economic crises is challenging education and training systems […]

EU Youth Conference in Riga concludes with recommendations for ministers

Riga, 26 March 2015 – To tackle the low levels of youth political participation, 210 young people and policy-makers from across Europe came together at the EU Youth Conference on “Empowering young people for political participation in democratic life in Europe” in Riga on 23–26 March. Joint recommendations were drawn up as a result of […]

Why education and accountability are important for developing countries?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. What is good governance? What is good governance and why […]

A young European voice on Grexit: too high a bill and too big a deal!

Written by Camilla Crovella, member of the Eustory Alumni Network and Spotlight Europe The European reality has always been crossed by threats of division and secessionisms due to its cultural and political diversity which constitutes both its weak point but also the basis for building its strength. One of these aspects, which has remained a […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2015: a step forward for Youth Entrepreneurship

Four days full of excitement for entrepreneurship, networking and moments at the intersection of student life and responsibility for the future, this is what briefly describes JADE Spring Meeting 2015: Challenging the Entrepreneurship Status Quo! More than 220 students from 15 different countries and 50 guests from private and public sector (including more than 20 […]

Breaking news on European Youth Employment: European Youth Forum Guide tackles poor quality internships!

Brussels, 13th March 2015 // The European Youth Forum and leading employers last night launched their Employers’ Guide to Quality Internships, a “how-to guide” for employers wishing to establish quality schemes – with the aim to address and increase the quality of internships across Europe. The Employers’ Guide to Quality Internships has been developed with […]

On Youth Participation: Are we active citizens?

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala,  doctoral student at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany I wrote this title because what I know from past […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2015- Europe’s Junior Entrepreneurs together for 4 days of networking, workshops and forward thinking

The status quo of entrepreneurship – a new challenge? Not long ago, Europe’s crisis changed the mentalities of many about the traditional economy and industry leaders everywhere turned their heads towards youth, especially the unemployed. Knocking at the door is the fact that innovation only is not going to solve many problems and entrepreneurship has […]

Youth Internationalization: part of everyday life in JADE

Written by Daniela Goldman, Senior Project Manager – Global Public Affaris, JADE When we think about the Junior Enterprise movement, a lot of things just jump into our minds: Entrepreneurship, social impact and mostly, making the difference. The Junior Enterprise Movement is at its peak in 2015, with Canada joining as confederation with the other […]

Youth and Participation: are the people rising up in Spain? 


European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Angel Gudiña Canicoba, Responsible of the International Relations Commission of the Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España). Nearly everyone in […]


Re-thinking citizenship education: bringing young people back to the ballot box

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by John Lisney, the Coordinator of the League of Young Voters in Europe. Reading media reports in the aftermath of the European elections […]

Youth Forum welcomes European Commission proposal to speed up financing for youth employment

Brussels, 4th February 2015 // The European Youth Forum welcomes the proposal, announced today, that the European Commission plans to speed up Member States’ access to financing to undertake actions under the Youth Employment Initiative in 2015. Today’s announcement demonstrates that the Youth Guarantee and youth employment is still high on the European agenda. The […]

Camino de Santiago – a global community on our doorstep

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Jennifer Orlando, member of the European Youth Forum. January is the Monday of the year and, as our 1/1 hangovers fizz out […]

Austerity lovers to put a break on Renzi’s growth vision for Europe? the Sting reports live from World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos

The World Economic Forum is said to be a congress of polyphony and contradictions. This year’s edition bore witness to this perennial value of the organiser. The European Sting is pointing one major contradiction of utmost significance from today’s sessions. While Mr Matteo Renzi, Italy’s Prime Minister made the main congress hall of the World Economic Forum yesterday shiver with […]

Council’s position on Visa Directive a step back for young people’s mobility

Brussels, 20th January 2015 // The European Youth Forum is extremely disappointed to see that the European Council has taken a backward step from the aim of a better visa regime in its recently published position on the proposal for a Directive on the conditions of entry and of residence for third-country nationals. The Council’s […]

The Future of Balkans: Embracing Education

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. The following entry is written by Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies. How does a country pave its way towards economic growth […]

On European immigration: Europe’s Missing Citizens

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. Written by Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies Migration refers to change of residence, it is a more or less a […]

To all far-right partisans who exploit Charlie Hebdo atrocity: a peaceful reply given by a peaceful student

Written by Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies Migration refers to change of residence, it is a more or less a permanent movement across space. People “emigrate” from one country and become “immigrants” in the new place of residence. With migration being a reality rather than a fiction, it is […]

Young people are Europe’s biggest value and hope

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. Written by Ivan Burazin, Vice Chairman of European Democrat Students Never in history there have been as many young people in the world as right now. […]

Breaking barriers between youth in the new tech era: is there an easy way through?

Written by Alexandru Dragos Ene, Vice President, Director of Communication, JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises Living in Brussels for a while I understood that there is a lot of high level talk, especially around European Institutions (The EU Parliament and EU Commission) about the fact that youth should be empowered much more, especially […]

JADE Generations Club: Connecting perspectives, changing Europe.

On the 4th of November JADE organised Generations Club 2014 in Brussels, as a unique opportunity to send a message to a European society by skills mismatch and youth unemployment. This invitation-only event brings together senior representatives of the private and public sector and entrepreneurs together with young leaders of some of the biggest youth […]

Recognizing, protecting and empowering youth rights in Europe and the world

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. Written by Giorgio Zecca, policy and advocacy coordinator at the European Youth Forum Youth in a global world Youth throughout the world have been actors, promoters […]

Education and Training: where do we stand in 2014?

By Bogdan Pavel, guest writer at the European Sting The Directorate-General for Education and Culture – Unit A.2 issued on the 12th of November its “Education and Training Monitor 2014″, a support tool for the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). Its opening states “The purpose of education […]

European Youth Forum welcomes steps towards raising awareness of youth rights by EU ministers

Brussels, 12th December 2014 // The European Youth Forum welcomes positive steps proposed today by the European Union’s 28 Youth Ministers, as they adopted a series of conclusions regarding promoting young people’s access to rights. The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council met today in Brussels in order to discuss young people’s access to rights […]

European Youth Forum welcomes establishment of new Youth Intergroup in the European Parliament

Brussels, 11th December 2014 // The European Youth Forum welcomes the re-establishment, by the European Parliament, of an Intergroup on Youth Issues, helping to give young people the voice within Parliament that is desperately needed. Strong support was received for the re-establishment of this intergroup. Though not official Parliament committees, intergroups are formed by MEPs […]

Transition between education and employment: how the internship culture is threatening the foundations of our education

European Youth Insights is a platform provided by the European Youth Forum and the European Sting, to allow young people to air their views on issues that matter to them. Written by Pierre-Julien Bosser-Lamy, Co-founder @ InternsGoPro At the end of our studies, many of us are confronted with difficulties in order to find a job. […]

European Commissioner for Youth wants young people to be at heart of policy making

Cluj Napoca, Romania, 21st November 2014 // Today the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, addressed the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum and said that young people will be at centre of future policy making. The Commissioner, in his first public appearance in this role, laid out his priorities for […]