It’s important that your voice is heard. At home, at school, in your municipality, but also in the world. That’s what the youth representatives do for you.
The eight youth representatives at NJR travel the country to ask young people what they value when it comes to topics such as biodiversity, climate change, peace and safety and international cooperation. They take this with them to conferences and summits within and outside the country. With their limitless enthusiasm, this is how they push for a sustainable, safe and inclusive future for all of us.
The youth representatives are young people themselves. They are chosen for this volunteer position for a term of two years and work in pairs on each topic. They do this using a junior-senior system, which ensures that the predecessor’s experience is passed on to the successor.
gathering input and passing it on
Each pair of youth representatives is supported by an entire working group of young, active volunteers. They give guest lessons across the entire country. Through these guest lessons and other activities they gather input that the youth representatives can take to places like the United Nations or the European Union. So together they gather information and pass it on for conferences and institutes such as:
Human Rights and Safety: CsocD, HLPF, UNGA
Sustainable Development: SB CCC, UNCCC COP, Climate Summit
Biodiversity and Food: CBD COP 15, Food Systems Summit, FAO
European Affairs: European Youth Forum, EU Youth Dialogue, [EyoU]
want to invite a youth representative to speak?
You can! Youth representatives like speaking about their position, youth participation, Europe, the United Nations and the important topics that concern them. Feel free to contact Marjolein to discuss the possibilities or click here.
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