Today we hold the Youth Progress Forum

Today we hold the Youth Progress Forum, a live event where we reveal the findings of this year’s Youth Progress Index. The event will tackle important issues such as what needs to happen to solve the climate crisis, how we deal with the fallout of Covid-19 and bring back optimism, and how we can combat the global pushback on civic space and ensure youth-driven social movements continue to play a critical role in changing our world for the better. We’re excited to be joined by a fantastic group of speakers, including: Aditi Maheshwari, Director of Climate Action for the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) at the United Nations; Niklas Nienaß, Member of the European Parliament; Salam Al-Nukta, CEO and Co-Founder of ChangeMakers; Yasmine Ouirhrane, Founder of We Belong Europe; Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; and many more. The full programme agenda and list of speakers is available for download.  We’ll be streaming the forum live here and also on youtube and facebook, and we’ll have the video available for playback afterwards. You can join all of the commentary on social media #youthprogress and if you have burning questions for any of our illustrious speakers tweet them #askyouthprogress.

About the Forum

We are at a critical moment in time. Young people have been hit hard by the pandemic, with many facing disrupted education, skyrocketing unemployment and a growing mental health crisis. So how can we protect and improve the quality of life for our young people and future generations?

The Youth Progress Index 2021 by the European Youth Forum with the support of the Social Progress Imperative, brings together data from over 150 countries around the world. By combining the crucial components of basic human needs, well-being and opportunity, the Youth Progress Index provides a unique insight into the progress states are making to empower their young people.

On June 10th we will host our  live virtual event where the results of this year’s Youth Progress Index will be revealed and you will have the opportunity to discuss the reality of young people today, including the impact of Covid-19 and the climate crisis, with policy-makers, business and civil society organisations.

Download the full programme agenda and list of speakers to learn more.