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May 2023
May 17
May 17, 2023
CLIMATE JUSTICE IN THE EUROPEAN DEBATE seminar for civil society representatives from Poland and Germany
SKŁAD SOLNY, UL. NA ZJEŹDZIE 8
KRAKÓW, Poland
The climate crisis affects everyone – but not equally. Those who suffer the most globally contribute the least to it – and are often not entitled to decide on measures and strategies to counter the crisis. In Poland, as in other countries in the Global North, the challenges of the current climate crisis lead to demarcation and a desire to defend privilege. This encourages the growth of racist attitudes and social divisions. During the seminar, we will learn about the historical and current relationship between the climate crisis and intersectionality. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to learn – and unlearn – different perspectives on climate justice and exchange experiences and advice for their own practice, as well as relate the seminar’s theme to current and future European problems.   Download the full programme here
May 19
May 19, 2023
CLIMATE CRISIS YOUTH EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2024 international conference for youth, civil society representatives and Academia
SKŁAD SOLNY, UL. NA ZJEŹDZIE 8
KRAKÓW, Poland
The goal of the event is to discuss the results of research on UE political parties programs, youth opinions and participation practices to develop a new quality format of debate in which topics concerned with climate change and sustainability are highlighted. Download the full programme here Registration are open until the 10 of May 2023 at this link: https://forms.gle/ZDZg83Pa8SPcULmv9   
September 2023
Sep 28
September 28, 2023
CLIMATE DEBATE: Empowering underrepresented people’s voices and boosting their commitment to green mobility
CIARUS Hostel, 7 Rue Finkmatt
Strasbourg, Alsace 67000 France
#YOUR VOICE MATTERS!  Within the “EU24 – Engage for the Planet” project International Conference on Mobility As a central topic climate change is the biggest threat to humanity today and it needs transnational and multinational solutions. That is why creation of a strong European political community which is (inter-)active, diverse and able to form and express opinions in political debate is essential. While the turnout in the last EU election was the largest in 25 years, citizens of diverse backgrounds and mobile union citizens remain underrepresented among active EU voters as well as democratic enga gement. Our project aims to decrease the democratic participation gap of young citizens, citizens of diverse backgrounds, mobile union citizens in a gender balanced way by showing them their voices matter.   The goal of the event is to:
  • To empower and amplify underrepresented voices: Join us in discussing the critical issue of climate change and its impact on our planet. We encourage young people, citizens of different backgrounds and mobile union citizens to voice their opinions and ideas as theyplay a crucial role in shaping the future.
 
  • Green mobility – challenges and recommendations: Immerse yourself in a high-profile debate on green mobility. Together we will explore the challenges and propose sustainable recommendations for a greener and more sustainable future.
Your voice matters in the fight against climate change and in the pursuit of green mobility solutions. Let’s come together on 28 September 2023 because your voice counts! Register before 18 September via this link: https://forms.gle/zwLroys4qCS7YGpdA

February 2024
Feb 12
February 12, 2024
International Debate: Navigating the Path to Sustainable Energy
  International Conference on ENERGY The EU24 – Engage4thePlanet project contributes to more diversity in political participation on environment and climate change issues. This event aims to stimulate insightful discussions on climate change issues and provide a platform for diverse voices, especially underrepresented ones, to contribute their perspectives. To reach a sustainable future a transition to green energy is required. We will focus on ENERGY as one of important aspect when aiming to tackle climate crisis. For the location of the debate we’ve chosen a very specific region, where debate on energy is very active and local citizens have vital interest in shaping local, national and European policies. Groningen, Drenthe was chosen specifically to host the debate on ENERGY as southern Groningen and Drenthe have a history of underground energy resources, heavily influencing the landscape until this day. To reach a sustainable future a transition to green energy is required. Case of the region: The Groningen natural gas field has been a topic of numerous discussions: the gas led to significant wealth but also resulted in a crisis of gas-related earthquakes damaging homes and buildings in the region. The impact on local communities is ongoing, with a substantial restoration project spanning the entire region, permanently altering the aesthetics of historic villages. The management of the gas-related earthquakes turned into a national political crisis, eroding civilian faith in governmental competence. Besides the damage, this crisis fueled the debate on the energy transition and the role that the province of Groningen is willing to play. Groningen has the potential to farm green energy like wind and solar energy. The geographical factors make this region a promising green energy area. On the other hand the province might not wish to be an area of energy farming again. While gas extraction in Groningen ended in October 2023, the Wadden Sea gas fields and off-shore energy production by windmills are being considered as potential alternatives. Off-shore energy production has gained renewed relevance due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, the effects of gas mining and off-shore wind farms are debated due to potential ecosystem impacts on this unique UNESCO Wadden Sea area. Off-shore farming also comes with new challenges like energy transportation and energy storing. Southern Drenthe is home to the largest oil field in Western Europe. It marks the establishment of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) in the oil village of  Schoonebeek. For a long time, it was seen as a great opportunity for locals, and NAM contributed to numerous facilities for the local community. However, due to the Groningen gas earthquakes, there is now growing suspicion against NAM, resulting in a strained relationship between the company and the villagers. The goal of the event is to:  To empower and amplify underrepresented voices: Join us in discussing the critical issue of climate change and its impact on our planet. We encourage young people, citizens of different backgrounds and mobile union citizens to voice their opinions and ideas as they play a crucial role in shaping the future.  Green ENERGY – challenges and recommendations: Immerse yourself in a high- profile debate on Navigating the Path to Sustainable Energy. Together we will explore the challenges and propose sustainable recommendations for a greener and more sustainable future. Your voice matters in the fight against climate change and in the pursuit of green ENERGY solutions. Let’s come together on 14 th March 2024 because your voice counts! Register before 1st March via this link: https://forms.gle/BcmFuviadefho7mk6