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We had an amazing opportunity to get in touch with three EYP Alumni who are currently working at different agencies within the United Nations and ask them about their work and their time with EYP. Here's what Cecilia Pellosniemi (FI), Irem Tumer (TR) and Valeria Cherednichenko (UA) said:
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...