- research programme
The #EURegionsWeek organisers are glad to announce the dates of the next edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities: 11 to 14 October 2021. The following 4 themes emerged very clearly out of the 819 replies received to the post event survey, and will therefore constitute the focus of the 19th edition: Green, Cohesion, Citizens, Digital.
Youth Engagement for the European Green Deal and a Carbon-neutral Society with Hydrogen
October 13, 14:30 - 16:0 CEST
The workshop, hosted together with the Institute for International and Cross-Border Cooperation (ICBC), will bring together different players to discuss ways of involving young people in policy change, in particular looking at the energy transition – one of the policy areas highlighted in the Interreg Youth Manifesto. At the core of the European Green Deal lies the need to fight climate change. Hydrogen technologies are an important part of the overall solution for meeting the 2050 climate-neutrality goal of the European Green Deal. The involvement and support of the younger generation is essential in order to increase confidence in and acceptance of these new technologies. We will bring together local and regional authorities, industry and business sectors and young people to learn from each other and see the impact that young people can have. The possibilities, as well as best practices, will be presented at the session.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to state their views.
Introduction to the workshop by the moderators, Ana Nikolov, ICBC Institute Director, together with Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Unit Operations and Communications, FCH JU
Discover the energy of hydrogen:
Teaching fuel cells and hydrogen in schools - FCHgo Project, Tiziana Altiero
Educational material for university students - TeacHy Project, Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
Youth Empowerment for a Just Transition - Sylwia Borkowska, Policy Officer at DG REGIO
Intergenerational Decision-making for Sustainable Policy Change - Claudia Singer, Coordinator of Priority Area 10, EU Strategy for the Danube Region
Citizens' Engagement Activities by Youth for Environmental Policies - Barbara Favaro, former IVY volunteer, Project Officer, The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
PAMINA Cross-Border Youth Actions for Climate Protection - Victoria Hansen, Project Manager Youth, Culture, Environment and Sports, EGTC Eurodistrict PAMINA