Power Shifts – Reflecting Europes Energy

“Power Shifts – Reflecting Europes Energy” project was aimed at encouraging young people from across Europe to explore and discuss European energy policy. By taking part in the project’s activities, participants were able to learn ways of engaging and fostering the debate on energy in their communities, from a local up to the European level. The project is run by the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation in cooperation with the E.ON Stiftung (former Innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft). Watch this video to find out more about the project.

What we do

The “Power Shifts – Reflecting Europe’s Energy” 2018-2021 project had a multilevel approach to enabling a significant number of young people from across Europe to gain valuable insights and competences on energy-related topics.

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Participants got a chance to debate energy-related topics in the frame of EYP events like national- or regional-level sessions or International Sessions, which can gather up to 900 young people yearly between the ages of 16-28.

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Power Shifts Fund

Funding was provided throughout the project cycle to encourage the development and accessibility of energy-related topics for decentralised national- and regional-level events, which can gather up to 300 participants.

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Power Labs

The outcomes of Power Shifts debates were summarised during annual Power Labs and presented in Young Energy Opinion papers, which were shared with decision-makers and stakeholders.

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Innovation Labs

Aimed to foster an innovative spirit in the EYP network and provide participants with a platform to discuss innovations.

News and events

What we discuss

Given the complexity of energy-related debates, event topics were predetermined by the thematic frameworks for each year so as to ensure consistency and diversity in the fields discussed. Concrete sub-topics are developed by EYP participants, reflecting the interests of the European Youth Parliament and current issues.