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Our final event: let’s celebrate what we achieved together!

Since June 2021, The 25 Percent project has involved young people from different backgrounds in a conversation on the

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Young people shape the future of Europe – your recommendations

Read the recommendations on the Future of Europe drafted by young activists and

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“Change starts with us!” Report: Your Ideas in the Spotlight!

We have read, analysed and summarised over 4,000 ideas on the future of Europe. Read our

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Markéta Brabcová: campaigning for gender equality in politics

Markéta always knew that she wanted to become more active in society. She was interested in feminism and gender

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Edvardas Vabuolas: The Voices of the Youth

I have always been a firm believer that students, their opinions, their ideas, their actions, can make a big difference

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Dawid Reja: The importance of Volunteering

I have always been a very active person, I like to be everywhere and exploit my passions to the fullest. My main

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Paulius Serapinas: Equal access to opportunities for all

You could say it my engagement with equalising access to opportunities for all to all started about twelve or thirteen

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Roger Tibar: Empowering the Young People

“If you want something, make it happen yourself” has been my motto since I entered the youth field in

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Young people shape the future of Europe Event – Register now and be mindblown!

Do you have ideas on how the future of Europe should look like, but none ever listens to you?Do you want to develop

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Triine Kose: The Difference I make at the Youth Council

I have always been a young activist, already when I was in elementary school I put all my time and effort into

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Anna Kelemen: Education and Youth Rights

For about 5 years I have been involved in working to solve social problems related to education and youth rights, both

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Raimonda Bogužaitė: Young people to city and back

At school, in eighth grade, I opened my eyes to the various problems affecting my classmates and young people like me.

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Erwan Laurent: Run the distance Paris-Berlin at the time of travel restrictions

“I really wanted to get involved in something, but I didn’t know at all how to go about it. It became a

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Antonios Tsapatakis: Now people with disabilities can serve in the Police

My daily routine after the accident was a challenge. In 2005, I was successfully admitted to the Greek Police Academy

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Álvaro: active citizenship and climate action

Álvaro González Pérez is one of those people who secretly have a day of 36 hours, otherwise you couldn’t explain

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Patrik: Advocating for the Rights of MS Patients in Europe

I got to know Patrik Puljić because he was invited to speak at an event of the European Youth Forum. His story

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Kelvin: Artivism and No-Hate Speech

Is it possible to combine art, activism and youth politics? Kelvin Akpaloo is the living proof that this is possible,

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EU in simple

The Future of the European Union: What is the Conference on the Future of Europe

What is the European Union? Most people don’t find it easy to answer this question, and for a good reason. The

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Why a Conference on the Future of Europe?

Have you heard about the Conference on the Future of Europe? A hint: it is not a Conference. If you are curious about

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Nesrin: Gender Equality and Intercultural dialogue

I didn’t know anything about Nesrin El-Isa before being introduced to her by the Austrian National Youth Council.

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Anuna De Wever: Youth and Climate Action

For Anuna De Wever, volunteering in a refugee camp lead to organising the first youth climate strike in Belgium. Get to

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Marius Schlageter: Youth is a marginalised age group

Today we had the pleasure to meet Marius from Germany. Marius is Vice President of the Federal Youth Council, a board

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Alejandra Piot Pérez-Abadín: From Instagram to Activism

We had a fantastic time with Alejandra, a young Spanish woman who suddenly realised she was an advocate. A simple

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Damiano Censi – Imagining Sisyphus happy

Today we meet Damiano, a recently graduated PhD in Law and Economics, currently based in Bologna. Damiano started being

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EU in simple

What is the Conference on the Future of Europe?

What is the Conference on the Future of Europe? It is a one-year process to engage citizens in designing the Europe of

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Tassos Papachristou – Campaigning on greener transportation

In 2019, Tassos and few other friends from the University of Maastricht started a campaign on fairer taxation for the

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How Green is the European Green Deal?

In the 2019 European Parliament elections the group of the Greens increased from 50 to 74 members. It was clear that

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Culture

What to learn from Greta Thunberg

In less than three years, Greta Thunberg has turned from a teenager protesting alone in front of the Swedish national

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