DEADLINE: 21 February, 2020
Are you playing an active role promoting environmental issues and biodiversity preservation and fighting against climate change? Are you leading your generation at the local, regional or national level? Do you want to share your vision of the future with other influential sustainable development actors?
The time has come to make your voice heard: Apply for the EDD 2020 Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas! The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s EDD.
They are looking for 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field. The Young Leaders Programme will consist of a 10-day visit to Brussels, where Young Leaders will meet EU experts, stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme, which will include speaking in various session alongside global leaders.
Theme and Topics
For its fourteenth edition, the EDD will be built around “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”. The interdependence of humans and nature lies at the core of sustainable development.
Biodiversity and resilient ecosystems are crucial for the human well-being, as they support livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, enable access to water and health and contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Therefore, activities aimed at ensuring a sustainable green transition and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals are crucial for maintaining and improving the health of our planet, while at the same time contributing to socio-economic development.
The EDD 2020 agenda will be framed by two major themes emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: A Green Economy for Nature and People and Protecting Biodiversity and People.
- Open to extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field.
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