June 6th, 2023

EU Green Week Partner Event

Young People creating a Just Transition in Rural Areas

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For the EU Green Week 2023 “Delivering a net-zero world” the EUROPARC Federation is highlighting the work of young people in making progress towards a sustainable future for all.

Young People creating a Just Transition in Rural Areas

Many young people who live in rural areas in and around Protected Areas feel they have no choice but to leave their homes to study and work elsewhere to gain the skills they need. With living costs being high, little to no public transport and a lack of entry level jobs or affordable housing, they have little incentive to return to their childhood communities upon graduating.

In this event we would like to showcase how young people are, despite these challenges, currently contributing to sustainable development in rural areas, to build a better future for the next generations.

The EUROPARC Junior Rangers programme delves into young people as active nature conservationists, the YEE co-led project EU Teens4Green centres around youth-led projects for a just transition in coal-dependent areas across the EU and the RYEurope project, COCOREADO, looks at rebalancing the role of farmers through the transition to a more sustainable food supply system.

Come and join the webinar to be inspired!

Register here.