The International Office is pleased to announce the launch of the second round of the Power Shifts - Reflecting Europe's Energy project in cooperation with innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft (innogy foundation). Together with this partner, we have successfully run the Power Shifts project in 2015-2017, organising 3 International Academic Forums and engaging more than 300 EYPers to discuss the future of Europe’s Energy in Poland, Germany and France.

We are happy to announce that our partnership with the Innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft has been prolonged for a second Power Shifts project and our third cooperation in general since 2013. The good news is that we will be elevating the partnership and making innogy much more embedded with EYP activities on a local, national and international level. The project will be led by our new project manager, EYP Alumni Helena Karnitskaya.

Understanding, discussing and changing energy and climate topics – the Schwarzkopf Foundation gathered 400 young people from 35 European countries over a time span of 3 years within the project “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy”. Their demands are now summarised in a final publication. The youngsters’ claims include four main areas: 1. Stronger decentralisation in a European energy transition 2. More ambitious emission reductions 3. More serious decarbonisation through low- and zero-emission mobility 4. Global solidarity in combating climate change The final publication can be found here: Young Opinions On Europe’s Energy Policies 2017

"The youth wants to co-create the energy future. In a nutshell: "Energy matters!"  "Power Shifts" is a role model in this respect." This is how Peter Terium, CEO at innogy, describes the work of the European Youth Parliament after him joining a discussion round with around 150 participants from 27 countries at the "Power Shifts Academic Forum - Heidelberg 2017".

The third Power Shifts Academic Forum in Heidelberg is quickly approaching and with a month left until the start of the forum, the Steering group, our Think Tank behind the project Power Shifts - Reflecting Europe's Energy, has now prepared the fourth Newsletter for you. The...