One of the most interesting events about the climate change issue and the sustainable transition is the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
This year this event takes place from 22 to 26 June with a new addition: the European Youth Energy Day, where the EU Commission wants to hear the opinions of the young people. That’s why they created the European Youth Energy Day: 130 young Europeans aged between 18 and 30 participated in an online meeting introduced by the EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson’s welcome speech (you can find it here).
The participants were separated in smaller online rooms where they discussed their ideas in order to create a proposition to discuss with the Executive Vice-President of the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans.
We were really impressed by the amount of knowledge and ideas that a lot of the participants have shown on the subject of climate change and sustainable development, from NGO activists to climate related graduates.
Everyone tried to give a contribute even if it was just a suggestion, from ideas more focused on the local aspect of the climate change fight (improvement of the eco-friendly mobility programs) to more global (improvement of the eco-friendly energy efficiency education).
It has been really interesting to talk to people from different backgrounds and with a different education about climate change, we sincerely hope to have this event again next year with a greater participation and maybe a live venue.
In the following days, the italian member of the YIT that participated in this event will have a meeting with the rest of the YIT to discuss what he learnt during the conference.
To learn more about EUSEW, here is the link
To learn more about The European Youth Energy Day, here is the link