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16 December 2014

Activism, solidarity, movement-building: these are the abstract keywords we use to talk about what 50 European youth got up to in Brussels in parallel to the COP20 climate talks in Lima, but they don't capture the spirit of the week. The excitement and fun of sharing knowledge and experiences, of planning and undertaking actions, the long, exhausting, but very worthwhile days making plans for next year's talks in Paris and beyond.

23 December 2014

Tale Hammerø Ellingvåg from Young Friends of the Earth Norway gives us a final reflection on the UN climate talks in Lima.

"The last stop before Paris" is history. Many governments are happy with the outcome, but impacted people all over the world did not wake up safer or more assured that the world took responsibility to clean up the climate mess.

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.

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.