European Folk High School 2022
For a week, youth from all over Europe gathered in Humlebæk, Denmark, to debate, learn, create and to make their voice heard on the future of Europe.
Representatives from ‘Young Europe is Voting’ went to Brussels for the official launch of the ‘Ungdomsøen Manifesto'. Here they presented their demands to politicians and representatives from the European Parliament, the Commission, the Danish representation and lobby organizations. Both Danish members of Parliament and Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, spoke at the official presentation. In Nyt Europa, we are fighting for citizens, and especially young people, to have more say in the debate. The Young Europe representatives were also given the opportunity to present the ‘Ungdomsøen Manifesto' to important decision makers.
This is how Anna, from Young Europe, described the demands of the European youth on the climate agenda when she was with Nyt Europa in Berlin in 2019 and spoke to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Anna was subsequently allowed to comment on Ursula von der Leyen's speech at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, on behalf of Nyt Europa.
Young Europe is voting 2019
We, 200 young Europeans from 22 countries gathered on the Youth Island (Ungdomsøen) in Denmark 10.-12. May 2019. We wanted to debate the future of Europe seen from a youth perspective. Beforehand, at 10 Danish folk high schools, we have discussed and analyzed the following five topics: Youth under pressure, Identity and Culture, Refugees and Migration, Climate and EU in the World.