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Are you interested in learning more about youth-led just transition initiatives across Europe, exploring whether these practices could fit in your own community, and hearing from activists and campaigners on their own experiences working at the policy level? Then join this Learning Lab to make your voice heard and get involved in the just transition movement!
About the Event:
If there’s one thing history has shown us, it’s that there is no point reinventing the wheel – if someone else has a great idea, steal it and implement it and improve upon it. This applies just as much to activism as everything else – across Europe and the world there are probably thousands of great just transition initiatives happening that could be implemented everywhere. This webinar will help with this issue – using interactive online software you’ll map out some of the best of these initiatives and be able to steal their best ideas.
This webinar aims at mapping youth-led initiatives that are leading the process of a just transition across Europe. We will use an interactive digital map to gather and explore input from Young Greens and for the production of the Green Principles for a just transition.
Participants will have some dedicated time to explore already mapped initiatives in groups divided based on focus (energy, transport and food) and discuss with fellow youngsters whether these practices would be fit in their communities or not, and why.
We will also be joined by two or three guest speakers who will share their experience of working on campaigning for a just transition from a youth and activist perspective and the challenges at the policy level.
This webinar is part of the Green European Foundation’s Just Transition transnational project. The project looks into the question of transforming from an extractive to a regenerative economy in a just and equitable way to find the necessary support among the population. It seeks to show that the green family, including GEF in its specific role, is a leading actor in the development of future-proof politics and policies, developed in a sensitive way that keeps in mind local specificities.
Sinéad Merciers is a recent consultant in just transition policy and climate change law at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Her specific interest focuses on energy law and building collaborative engagement structures around the just transition to a low carbon future.
Frida Kieninger is a Brussels-based Food & Water Europe campaign officer promoting a ban on fracking in Europe. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice.
19:00 Participants join the call
19:05-19:40 NFE session to explore Just Transition youth-led initiatives on MapHub
19:40-20:20 Panel discussion
The Learning Lab is open to young people from across Europe. Apply via this form.
Details and the link to the call will be sent via email on the day of the event.