Here you find the main EU24-Engage for the Planet project results.

Find the publications produced by the EU24-Engage for the planet partners below 


Report “Navigating Climate and Sustainability in the EU Politics. A Guide for the European Election 2024”

Report “Navigating Climate and Sustainability in the EU Politics. A Guide for the European Election 2024” provides a summary of research on EU positions and policies concerning climate and sustainability in general, specifically focusing on local issues. Throughout the whole EU24 – Engage 4 The Planet project, we study five countries selected for the variety of political landscapes: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. Our goal is to understand the local issues surrounding climate policies as well as their link to the European level. As we organise debates with young EU citizens and migrants in all the five countries, this report was a way for us to understand the local and EU-wide topics related to climate crisis including mobility, food production, energy and social climate justice.

Local issues will be tackled by understanding the countries’ political parties and their stands on country level but linked to the European Group and Party they belong to. We define “local issue” as the matters concerning a locality, here the country or specific regions, in terms of policies, challenges faced in the field of climate change (mobility, food production, energy, social climate justice). Local issues can vary widely and may include matters related to local infrastructure, public services, urban development, transportation, education, environment, and local economy. They are often influenced by the unique characteristics, needs, and priorities of a specific locality, and can be shaped by the interactions between local governments and residents within that community.

Article “The Potential of Youth Activism in Promoting Dialogue on Climate Crisis in Poland and Germany”

Magdalena Klarenbach (Open Plan Foundation) and Kamila W. Franz’s (Comparative Research Network) article, “The Potential of Youth Activism in Promoting Dialogue on Climate Crisis in Poland and Germany,” is now featured in the ‘Cross-Border Review 2023’. The article delves into the dynamic youth climate movement in Europe, drawing insights from surveys conducted among youth activists across Germany and Poland. Beyond statistics, the article highlights the transformative potential of dialogue as the linchpin in addressing climate change. It underscores the urgency of the climate crisis, a challenge that knows no borders, and explores how European youth are breaking down national divides, illustrating the catalytic power of dialogue. 

The authors focused on understanding and bridging generational divides in climate crisis perceptions and activism, with surveys aiming to reveal motivations, strategies, and perspectives driving this generation of activists. It emphasizes the need to recognize the unique impact of the climate crisis on different regions and communities, advocating for cooperative action. 

European youth, with their passion and digital connectivity, are portrayed as embracing this ethos, fostering a dialogue that goes beyond cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries. To unlock the potential of youth activism, motivating participation in EU politics is crucial. The survey reveals the youth’s awareness and engagement at various governance levels, advocating for climate action. Creating platforms for meaningful participation, supporting initiatives, and fostering intergenerational dialogues can channel their enthusiasm effectively. Ultimately, the survey shows the potential of youth activism to drive positive change and foster cross-border collaboration in addressing the climate crisis.

Explore the ‘Cross-Border Review Yearbook 2023’ to uncover more captivating articles authored by our colleagues and cooperation partners

Event Reports

Here you can find the report from EU24 Consortium events.