Durban in Brussels

10 December 2011

European Youth Convergence for Climate Justice

During the second week of the COP17 UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, Young Friends of the Earth Europe hosted 'Durban in Brussels', an event that brought together more than 50 young activists to demand climate justice.

For more than a week we ran workshops, discussions, actions, followed the negotiations, made live link ups to activists in Durban, and planned and strategised for future youth cooperation and campaigning.

Participants came from all over Europe, ranging from Croatia, Finland, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Poland, UK, Ireland, Lithuania, Hungary, France, from many different Young Friends of the Earth groups, and youth and environmental organisations including 350.org and UKYCC.

Over the course of the convergence we published many blog posts, photos and videos. We also connected with and posted news from events, protests, discussions, actions from all over the world.

This event was made possible with thanks to financial assistance from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) - Europe for Citizens Programme and the Council of Europe European Youth Foundation.

To find out more visit the Durban in Brussels website.