Up For Europe is a team of 9 young activists making a tour of Europe to raise awareness and engage young people on environmental issues. We will travel through 10 European countries and we will end our adventure in Brussels, where we will defend the voices, proposals and initiatives of the youth before the European institutions.
During our tour, we will………
1. Raising awareness
Through our workshops and animations, give the most important keys of understanding to think about the ecology of tomorrow.
Projecting ourselves collectively into the future to help each one find his way.
Introduce local and international networks to help young people get involved.
Collect and synthesize the ideas, initiatives and proposals of the young people we meet.
Taking the voices of young Europeans to the European parliamentarians and commissioners in Brussels.
📅 When will this tour take place?
Between March and June 2021, if the health situation permits it.Moreover, we will test our workshops in France and in neighboring countries before the trip. Finally, back in France, we wish to continue our adventure with local workshops and discussions about our trip.
💬 In which language will our workshops be conducted?
In English, in order to be able to communicate and exchange with participants from several countries. Occasionally, we wish to conduct the workshops in local languages with the help of a facilitator. That will help us to reach an audience that is less confortable with English.
🚊 How will we travel?
We will mainly travel by train thanks to the Interrail program that covers all Europe. Train is currently one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transport. Occasionally, we also want to hitch-hike: the opportunity to meet locals and talk about ecology on the way!
💼 What is our status?
Up for Europe is a project linked to the association Together for Earth: a federation of youth movements for ecology in France. We are a non-partisan European project (not linked to any political organization) but not apolitical: we believe that young people have the right to a political voice and that it also needs to be relayed in the European institutions.