ACP MEAs 3 is launching the Toolkit on Pro-Environmental Youth Engagement on Friday October 21 2022, aiming to empower and inform young people on how to engage and lead pro-environmental change.

The toolkit provides hands on guidance on how to take sustainable action and engage in eco-friendly behavior on four different levels: an individual, local & national, international and (social-media) communication level. The toolkit was developed by young authors under the Youth Empowerment and Training Initiatives (YETI) in Europe by ACP MEAs 3, coinciding with 2022 being declared as the European Year of Youth. 

You will learn about these areas:

  1. Tips for behavioral changes towards a more sustainable lifestyle at home
  2. How to take sustainable actions in your community, school, university or country
  3. Engaging in pro-environmental change on an EU- and international level
  4. Leading pro-environmental change through effective (social media) communication

Background on the ACP MEAs 3 Youth Empowerment and Training Initiative (YETI)

Using a youth development strategy in support of implementing the Programme in the ACP region and beyond, the Programme focuses on long-term mentoring and capacity building initiatives through the YETI. A number of activities in support of youth engagement and empowerment focus on strengthening youth voices in future environmental governance initiatives.

Event Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome remarks – UNEP, EU, OACPS Secretariat

10:15 – 10:40 Presentation of 2 focal areas of the Toolkit by youth authors

Pro-environmental youth engagement on: 1) individual; 2) local/national level ( + 5min Q&A after second presentation)

10:40 – 10:55 BREAK

10:55 – 11:20 Presentation of 2 focal areas of the Toolkit by Youth Authors –

Pro-environmental youth engagement on 1) EU/international; 2) social media communication level ( + 5min Q&A after second presentation)

11:20 – 11:35 Discussions

11:35 – 11:50 Future plans on youth engagement from ACP MEAs 3 program

11:50 – 12:00 Q&A

Register for the event here - Participation in the event is open to all!

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