Climate change is on everyone's mind, and young people all over the globe are mobilising to save the planet. The EESC is joining the movement and is asking the young participants of its annual Youth Plenary 'Your Europe Your Say' for the best way forward in protecting our planet.

On 19-20 March 2020, 33 schools from 28 EU Member States and five candidate countries are invited to Brussels to simulate an international COP conference.

In this way, the Committee will be able to hear the students’ views on the ways to deal with the current climate crisis. The recommendations that will come out of the negotiations will be submitted to international environment policymakers and will be discussed at conferences around Europe throughout the year. During YEYS, the students will also be put in contact with international youth organisations which will help them translate these recommendations into practical measures and make their voices heard.

You can find a detailed description of the event on our website.

The deadline for applications is 18 November 2019.(ch)