The project Young Opinions on the Future of Europe was implemented by the European Youth Parliament (EYP) with the support of the European Parliament from 2021 to 2022.
Young Opinions on the Future of Europe
Forging meaningful connections across the continent and discussing relevant European affairs is at the core of all EYP activities. Therefore, we were especially happy to promote youth engagement and enable diverse participation with a series of activities leading up to the Conference on the Future of Europe. The conference is an initiative of EU institutions that aims to bring Europe closer to the people.
Below you will find more information about the topics, events, and activities, that took place in the frame of the project.
To find out more about the Conference on the Future of Europe, its topics and events, please, click here.
Youth Poll on the Future of Europe March – September 2021
The best way to know about the expectations and ideas for the Future of Europe is to ask! Within the Youth Poll, we gathered and identified what challenges matter the most to over 1000 young people. The information was later summarised in the Youth Vision for the Future of Europe paper.
Young Ambassadors on the Future of Europe
For more focused work surrounding some elements of the project, dedicated young people (17-25 years old) from 20 European countries formed a group of 25 Young Ambassadors on the Future of Europe.
Youth Vision for the Future of Europe Paper
After the Youth Poll gathered over 1000 opinions of the young people, the Young Ambassadors on the Future of Europe came together to summarise the collected data in a single publication titled “Youth Vision for the Future of Europe”. You may read the paper here.
Promoting Inclusive Participation
March 2021 – April 2022
14 digital satellite events raised awareness about the Future of Europe Conference and enabled the exchange of young people with government officials, Members of the European Parliament, and experts from different fields.
Connecting Young Europeans
April – September 2021
In 2021, young people met during our flagship events in Milano, Warsaw, and Ljubljana, and discussed the key topics of the Conference on the Future of Europe using the EYP session methodology.
The Innovation Lab ensured effective communication of previous activities, the progress and outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe overall, and a special focus on youth voices at the conference.