Summer just around the corner: Youth Voices Policy Choices begins

When it comes to the complex interaction between water and climate change, narrowing the gap between youth’s concerns and European policymakers’ priorities is a vital challenge.

Our program Youth Voices → Policy Choices will start a dialogue between European graduate students from select countries, and key decision makers on water and climate.

Preparations are now underway for the dialogue, which will take place at the Summer School for SDG6 in Warsaw this July. (apply to the Summer School by May 13) Young leaders will meet with experienced policymakers to craft actionable visions for water in advance of 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24) that will be held on 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.

We’re proud to be collaborating with Global Water Partnership-Central and Eastern Europe on this exciting, change-making venture.

The project aims to empower and engage youth in the region who want to make a difference for water and climate. Throughout summer and fall 2018, transnational advocacy workshops will bring together youth from 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Youth Voices → Policy Choices is part of Youth for Water and Climate, a platform providing technical and financial support to young water leaders.

The project has been made possible thanks to a collaboration between Solidarity Water Europe, the Global Water Partnership –Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE), and  Youth Water Community–Central and Eastern Europe (YWCCEE). We would also like to acknowledge the financial support of the European Commission via its Erasmus+ program.