Webinar "Greening the youth sector: sustainability checklist"
TUESDAY 15 JUNE 2021, 4.00-5.00 P.M. CET
In collaboration with the EU-CoE youth partnership
What can youth sector do to make its projects and activities more sustainable?
Join us on 15 June at 4pm CET, for the presentation of the sustainability checklist, which will serve as guidelines for youth initiatives across Europe.
Checklist was developed by the EU-CoE youth partnership, in cooperation with the Task Force on greening the youth sector, and in consultation with youth organisations.
Project officer at The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe), France
Theo is a project officer at the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe). In line with the resolution of the organisation, he is currently coordinating two projects that aim to establish sustainable good practices in the organisation of youth events and activities and to raise awareness on these issues among members of youth organisations. The second project aims to find global governance solutions at the international level with global youth movements to combat global warming and climate change. You can find more information on our resolutions focusing on the environment here: https://jef.eu/jef-europe-policies/#resolutions.
Director of the CCIVS (The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service), United Kingdom
Vicky is the Director of the CCIVS (The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) and is also the current Vice President of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. Long understanding that we are all part of nature and not separate from her, Vicky has worked to ensure that Climate Justice is at the forefront of CCIVS activities through the IVS for Climate Justice campaign, which seeks to put a spotlight on the important environmental work of CCIVS grassroots members around the world. It also provides a platform for training, documentation, research, policy recommendations and impact measurement.
Human rights activist, United Kingdom
Pegah is a human rights activist based in Europe, mostly focusing on mainstreaming and recognition of the impact that climate change will and already plays on young people. She started her lobbying work from the age of 11 and since then has worked towards voicing the concerns of young people to decision making bodies, including governmental authorities and institutions. She is the current Chairperson of the Climate Change task force at the Youth Department of Council of Europe. Her recent work focuses on the role the environment plays towards maintenance of peace and establishment of democracy; especially on introducing a sustainability framework which can be used by all sections of the institution. At the moment she is Chairperson of the Programming Committee on Youth, a section that is in charge of funding activities organised by youth organisations across Europe who have the aim of mobilising and educating young people on their access to rights.
Human Rights & Environmental activist, Lithuania
Neringa is a Lithuanian Human Rights & Environmental activist, researcher and academic interested in development justice, youth empowerment and civic society cooperation. She is a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers at the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership, am MPhil/PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London and the Director of Humanity Consulting. Neringa has led several forums in Asia, MENA and Eastern Africa, bringing together CSOs, entrepreneurs, activists and institutions (EU, AUC, UfM, ASEAN, Ministries) to facilitate youth-led policy recommendations (e.g. “Building Youth Partnership Opportunities to Advance UN Sustainable Development Goals for Education, Peace & Innovation.”) She has also collaborated with the World Social Forum, where she co-facilitated discussions on Environmental action and global civic society cooperation. Neringa's most recent research paper "Greening the youth sector: checklist for youth activities" focuses on the role youth organisations can play in mitigating the Climate Change.
Clara is actively involved in sustainable development initiatives in Rio de Janeiro, having been the creative director of the artivism movement LivMundi Brota and directed documentaries about migration, education and the climate crisis. She has taken part in the Youth Assembly (United Nations), Global Development Leadership Seminars (IMF, World Bank), Gaia Education, Climate Reality, and the Economy of Francesco. Clara is a Business and Creative Economy undergraduate, and is about to start her Masters in International Development and Public Policy, as she wishes to act in the regeneration of global politics and find ways to improve the Democracy we know until today.