Vote at 16 in Malta: next stop 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 article is written by Mr Luis Alvarado Martinez,  President of the European Youth Forum, the biggest umbrella youth organisation in Europe and the world. […]

MEPs and European Youth Forum call on EU to Invest in Youth

The European Youth Forum has today called on the European Union to invest in its future and to invest in youth. In an event at the European Parliament, “the Youth Voice in the EU Budget”, hosted jointly with the Youth Intergroup, youth organisations and young people made clear to decision makers the importance of prioritising […]

European Youth Forum celebrates 20 years of fighting for youth rights

The European Youth Forum is, this year, celebrating its 20th anniversary and in a major high-level event yesterday evening (14th April) featuring European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics it called on the EU to invest in its future and to invest in young people. […]

A new way to teach active citizenship to students?

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. UniCafe, is a new approach in teaching active citizenship. It […]

Presidents of pan-European youth organisations call upon the European Council to preserve the Schengen principles

Dear President Tusk, We are writing to you today as representatives of eleven pan-European youth organisations – representing millions of young people across Europe – because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it that way. The increased […]

Finally an answer to the hottest question of European youth today: How to make sure Juncker’s Investment Plan works for youth

It was last month, on 25 June 2015, that the ETUC Youth Committee in collaboration with the European Youth Forum organised a rather stimulating conference at the European Economic and Social Committee called “Quality jobs creation for young people: what, how and when?” The Sting was there, attended the conference with interest and at the end made a […]

On Youth Education: “Just a normal day in the life of a medical student”

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 Rachel Bruls, medical student at the University of Amsterdam and Regional Assistant for Medical Education in Europe for the IFMSA And there I found myself […]

European Youth Forum on Summit on Jobs and Growth

Date: 8th October 2014 The European Youth Forum regrets the lack of clarity and confusion regarding the heads of states Summit on Jobs and Growth taking place today in Milan. We are deeply disappointed not to see youth employment as the main focus of this summit, as was originally planned. We do welcome the attention on […]

How can education empower youth to become tomorrow’s leaders

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 Tariq Jahan While being youths, we are at the center of absolute strength. We think big, hope for the best and envision a better […]

Youth Forum welcomes positive ruling on non-EU student visas

Brussels, 24th September 2014 // The European Youth Forum strongly welcomes the recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Member States must allow non-EU nationals to stay for more than three months to study. The Youth Forum now calls on the Council to start negotiations on the Visa Directive for Conditions of […]

On youth unemployment: unemployment is even bleaker for youth with disabilities

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 Alan Borgars In the six years since what has been termed as the ‘Great Recession’ struck due to the recklessness and greed of major […]

Youth unemployment: think out of the 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. Written by Gary Grieve Securing a job can be difficult, never mind with the added pressure of gaining that one job of your dreams that relates […]

European Youth, quo vadis?

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 Lidija Globokar I’m concerned. And I’m not talking about the high youth unemployment rates in Europe. I’m concerned about the future. What does all this […]

Mobile young people create the European labour market of tomorrow

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 Emanuel Alfranseder There are simply too many young people out of work, out of education and out of any kind of training (they call […]

European Youth Forum @ European Business Summit 2014: European Youth Unemployment

  Written by Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum It cannot have escaped anyone’s notice that youth unemployment is a huge, sometimes seemingly intractable problem that has now menaced this continent’s society for several years. Whilst many other sectors of society are moving out of the economic crisis and unemployment as a whole […]