EYCA LAUNCHES A YOUTH-LED CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
#STANDFORCAMPAIGN!

The #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign was officially launched today, 6 May, 2021, at 13.00 CEST with the purpose of enhancing youth engagement in the Conference on The Future of Europe. The initiative is funded by the European Parliament and implemented in partnership with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and its member organisations, targeting a community of 7 million cardholders across Europe.

EYCA is directly contributing to youth civic participation in the largest democratic exercise at the European level, ensuring youth voices are heard at policy level

Running as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, #STANDFORSOMETHING calls for young people to take a stand and voice their views on the issues that matter to them.

As well as contributing to the official Conference platforms, young Europeans can join the conversation through the We #STANDFORSOMETHING Conversations Facebook group and attend the many events being planned across Europe.

The initiative also offers the framework for youth seminars, workshops, debates and other activities, which will run until the end of 2021 in 16 European Union Member States.

A digital special edition of the European Youth Card will be offered to young people, aiming to reach out to non-organised youth to inform them about the Conference on the Future of Europe.

To keep up to date with all the latest, including activities, debates, competitions, giveaways and more, follow the campaign’s social media channels: @standforsomething.eu

At the helm of the #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign are 21 Youth Activists from 16 EU Member States, eager to engage young Europeans in conversations and activities about the Future of Europe.

 Antonella Bugeja, has been chosen to be a youth activist (representing Malta – in collaboration with Agenzija Zghazagh), along with 21 other youth activists. She will be part of EYCA’s youth driven campaign funded by the European Parliament; which aims to empower young citizens and raise awareness for the causes they are concerned about, linked to the Conference of the Future of Europe process.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen to lead a year-long campaign as the Youth Activist Representative of Malta in The Conference of the Future of the EU, in which I will be holding youth events and gathering opinions on different topics from other young people in Malta. Through gathering such information and opinions, I will then be able to discuss these with politicians on a national and international level so that together we can all make a positive change!”

For more information on the project, the implementing partners and the youth activists, please visit the project website: www.istandfor.eu.

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