Final Outreach Event “Democracy and Inclusivity in Times of Climate Crisis”

The EU24 Engage for the Planet project, funded under the CERV- Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Program (CERV), is dedicated to bridging the democratic participation gap among young citizens, those from diverse backgrounds, and mobile union citizens, ensuring gender balance throughout. This initiative highlights the critical importance of these voices in shaping our collective future. Despite recent increases in voter turnout for EU elections, significant underrepresentation persists among these groups in active EU politics and democratic processes. Recognizing climate change as one of the most pressing threats to humanity, the project underscores the need for transnational and multinational collaboration to address this global challenge. Over the past 20 months, EU24 Engage for the Planet has organized gender-balanced blended exchange events across five European countries—Poland, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Sweden—focusing on climate justice, climate change, and sustainability. The project also developed tools aimed at making democracy more inclusive.

Event Details:
Date: June 21th, 2024
Time: 14:00 – 17:30 CET
Language: English
Location: European Economic and Social Committee
VMA building: Rue Van Maerlant 2., VMA22 Meeting Room, Brussels

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Presentation of the Event

The final outreach event of EU24 Engage for the Planet project will showcase the project’s achievements and the tools developed to a broader audience, aiming for significant recognition. This event will emphasize the importance of inclusive democracy in tackling the urgent climate crisis, especially in the context of the 2024 European Elections.

Key highlights of the event include:

1. Round Table: “Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive Democracy in Addressing Climate Crisis from various perspectives”

It aims to foster a dynamic and inclusive dialogue among diverse stakeholders, including policymakers, activists, scholars, and citizens from various backgrounds. The focus will be on identifying both the challenges and opportunities that arise when striving for inclusive democratic practices in the context of the climate crisis.

2. International Award Ceremony of Poster Competition

3. Tools and good practices for inclusive democracy

At the Conference, we will delve into the essential topic of Tools and Good Practices for Inclusive Democracy, focusing on strategies that have been developed to ensure that democratic processes are accessible and equitable for the marginalized groups representatives. This session aims to provide attendees with practical insights and actionable knowledge to foster inclusive democratic participation.

Join us in this significant event to explore, debate, and promote inclusive democratic practices essential for addressing the climate crisis. Your participation can help shape a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.