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13 December 2014

Brussels, December 12 2014

Dear Mr Giovanni La Via, Mr Jo Leinen, Mr Jerzy Buzek, Mr Karl-Heinz Florenz, Ms Elisabetta Gardini, Mr Seb Dance, Ms Kathleen Van Brempt, Mr Ian D, Mr Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Ms Merja Kyllonen, Mr Bas Eickhout, and Mr Valentinas Mazuronis,


4 November 2014

What's the documentary about?

Two years ago Job and Ellard, two independent filmmakers from the Netherlands, had a great idea. They wanted to make a documentary about young people who are all connected in some way to the Young Friends of the Earth Europe Network: a new generation of activists who are engaged with social and environmental justice campaigning. They wanted to portray the diversity of this movement, the people and their engagement.

17 December 2014

Young Friends of the Earth Bulgaria launched this autumn with a series of training programmes designed to prepare young people for active participation in the civic environmental sector.

The three modules of the training "How to be active citizens" organized by Za Zemiata/Friends of the Earth Bulgaria were held as part of the process of building the Young Friends of the Earth Europe network. The programme covered:

1. the foundations of civic activity;
2. project working - financing and management;
3. Communication and creative campaigns.

1 December 2014

Young Friends of the Earth Europe supports the demnds of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the Canadian Government, on the opening day of the 2015 UN climate talks in Lima, Peru. 

To the Government of Canada:

30 October 2014

On Saturday October 25, thousands of opponents to the Testet dam gathered in the Sivens forest, France, to protest against this unnecessary and unwanted infrastructure project. The protesters in Testet were met with a massive police presence that - according to several witnesses - fired into the crowd. It is highly likely that this was the cause of the tragic death of a 21 year old man, Rémi Fraisse.

Friends of the Earth Europe offers its condolences to the parents and friends of Rémi and demands that this event be thoroughly investigated.

10 November 2014

Written by Maruška Mileta from Young Friends of the Earth Europe; contributions by the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice.

A four day gathering of civil society and social movements (Social Pre-COP) on Margarita Island in Venezuela concluded on November 7th, after having given communities affected by climate change a voice in the run up to December's UN climate talks in Lima (COP 20).

Young Friends of the Earth Europe is a grassroots network of young people and youth organisations working collectively for social and environmental justice on a local, national and European level. We organise events and inspire young people to take action, on issues ranging from climate change, food and agriculture and education for sustainability – to ensure the voices of young people are heard in Europe and beyond.