About the project
What is the project about
The EUTeens4Green project has been launched as an apparent response to the needs of the current situation. It offers an opportunity for teens to take ownership and become actors of change while proposing actions to help build a green recovery in their region and hence contribute to the good governance of the Cohesion policy.
By allocating grants to teens to contribute to advancing the green transition in their regions, this project is a call to action to allow youth-led actions to grow locally and contributes to unleashing the potential of the young generation when it comes to their engagement and mobilisation in society.
The geographical scope of the action covering regions of the Territorial Just Transition Plans and most exposed to the social and economic impacts of the low-carbon transition, clearly shows the commitment to redefining regional funding priorities for alleviating socio-economic disparities in “territories which have JTF characteristics, as identified in the preliminary analysis of the JTF geographical scope that supplements the 2020 European Semester Country Reports” and reducing inequalities between regions.
Why is it essential to include young people in the Just Transition process?
How it started
The recent climate movements pledging climate action showed a massive mobilisation of youth in the fight against climate change at the planetary level. Young people have claimed to be part of the dialogue when it concerns the planet’s future.
They have been deeply impacted by the sanitary crisis and its economic effects and at the same time exposed to a generalised atmosphere of uncertainty. Their future will largely depend on the policy measures taken now. Moreover, they are very concerned about global warming and biodiversity protection and can act as catalysts of change as long as they feel their voice is heard.
Young people have been left out of decision making impacting their future for way too long. That is why the European Commission acknowledged the relevance of youth participation in the policy dialogue, especially in the green transition.
Launch a call to fund youth-led actions
Experimental call for youth-led projects in the just transition regions. The aim of the projects is to identify and engage social groups negatively affected by the transition to a green economy. The projects will be run by people aged 15-24 and worth max. €10.000.
Increase young people’s participation
This call is an opportunity to allow youth-led actions to grow locally. It will unlock the potential of the young generation to help build a green recovery in their region and enhance their engagement and mobilisation in society.
Support the EU territories which have JTF characteristics
Support the EU territories which have JTF characteristics, as identified in the preliminary analysis of the JTF geographical scope that supplements the 2020 European Semester Country Reports, in their efforts to transition to low-carbon economies and alleviate inequalities
Provide recommendations on youth participation
Provide recommendations to the European Commission on youth participation in the policy-making process linked to the green transition
September 2022: opening of the call
9 January 2023: application deadline
February 2023: announcement of selected projects
March 2023: start of the selected projects’ implementation