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Young Elected Politicians - Apply for the 2020 programme


 

Update related to the covid-19 out break:

The event on 24-26 March is postponed to a new date that will be communicated shortly on this page.

If you have applied, you do not need to do this again.
The deadline for applications is now extended until 31st March.

All local and regional leaders are working together with the EU and national authorities to fight the #CoronaVirus and help all the citizens of the EU.

-> Find here some messages from young local leaders around Europe!



​This year, the European Committee of the Regions is again launching its annual call to select motivated young elected politicians to join the YEP programme.

Apply to join the 2020 YEP Programme

The YEP 2020 Programme is structured around the 3 themes​ listed below. You are invited to select the theme that you prefer, bearing in mind that you have to be available to travel to Brussels on the dates indicated for that theme. 

1. Cohesion Policy - deadline extended until 31st March

​Would you like to discover what is planned for Cohesion Policy in the 2021-2027 budgetary period? Would you like to meet the people involved, so as to make the Cohesion Policy work for your region and city?

If you want to apply for this theme, you need to be available to travel to Brussels on the following dates:
  • 24 to 26 March 2020 for the CoR plenary where the Cohesion Policy will be debated. This event is postponed. New date to be communicated shortly.
  • 12 to 15 October 2020 for the EU Week of Regions and cities.

2. Green Deal - deadline for application 31 March 2020

Do you want the opportunity to share your experience on the ground with other European politicians?

If you want to apply for this theme, you need to be available to tra​vel to Brussels on the following dates:​​

  • 12 to 14 May 2020 for a dedicated event on the contribution of the local level to the Green Deal and for the CoR plenary
  • 12 to 15 October 2020 for the EU Week of Regions and cities.

3. Future of Europe - deadline for application 31 March 2020

Do you want to shape the future of Europe? Are you willing to bring the EU closer to the public in your region or city?

If you want to apply for this theme, you need to be available to travel to Brussels on the following dates:

All members of the 2020 YEP Programme will participate in the European Week of Regions and Cities, which will take place in Brussels from 12 to 15 October 2020. 

Apply to join the 2020 YEP Programme

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About the YEP Programme

The Young Elected Politicians Progra​​mme (YEPs) is a network of politicians who are no older than 40 and hold a mandate at regional or local level in the EU.

The purpose of this network is to​​

  • exchange best practice among local and regional politicians

  • network with fellow young elected politicians from the EU

  • understand and seize opportunities offered by the European Union for local and regional areas

  • speak for EU regions and municipalities in the European legislative process

  • gain visibility in European ​circles.

​If you want to become part of this network, you must

  • participate in an ev​ent organised by the CoR. To receive invitations to CoR events fill in our form for expressing an interest

  • hold a democratic mandate as an elected politician at regional or local level in a Member State of the European Union

  • be no older than 40 on the first day of the event you participate in

  • not be a CoR member or alternate

  • have a good level of English (since, for organisational purposes, events will be held in English only).​​​

 

Young elected politicians – How is your region or city dealing with gender equality in policy making?

Brussels, 4-5 March 2020

EU Member States are committed to promoting the equal participation of women and men in decision making at all levels and in all fields by the European Pact for Gender Equality (2011-2020). However, women remain significantly underrepresented in local decision-making bodies across the EU. The latest Gender Equality Index from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that the EU still has a way to go to reach gender equality in all areas. According to CEMR's 2019 study on Women in politics: local and European trends, only a third of political decision-makers in Europe and around 15% of mayors are women. The top f ive EU countries in terms of most women as local councillors are Sweden, France, Finland, Norway and Belgium. 

In April 2019, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) published its strategy for a gender balance  among its members. Following this first step, on the occasion of International Women's Day and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, the CoR would like to invite young elected politicians to express their views and recommendations on how to ensure equal participation in politics and decision making in all areas of life.  

Are you committed to ensuring gender equality in your region or city? What is your constituency doing to advance gender equality? What results have been achieved?

The CoR would like to hear of your experience, the solutions you have implemented and your recommendations on measures that should be put in place to eliminate individual, organisational and social obstacles that dissuade women from entering politics.

Programme of the event

This event has been cancelled due to the covid-19 situation.​




 

Zjednoczeni na rzecz Klimatu – 3–5 grudnia 2019 r., Bruksela 

Inicjatywa „Młodzi Demokratycznie Wybrani Politycy na rzecz Klimatu" została przeprowadzona w ramach sesji plenarnej KR-u w Brukseli w dniach 3–5 grudnia 2019 r. 3 grudnia młodzi demokratycznie wybrani politycy uczestniczyli w trzech głównych warsztatach partycypacyjnych dotyczących: 

1) energii odnawialnej i prosumentów; 
2) efektywności energetycznej i gospodarki o obiegu zamkniętym; 
3) niskoemisyjnych środków transportu. 

Na podstawie wniosków płynących z tych trzech warsztatów opracowano osiem głównych zaleceń dotyczących sposobów przyspieszenia działań w dziedzinie klimatu na szczeblu lokalnym. Dokument pt. „Local Climate Action Footprint" [„Ślad działań lokalnych w dziedzinie klimatu"] został przekazany przewodniczącemu Europejskiego Komitetu Regionów Karlowi-Heinzowi Lambertzowi i Fransowi Timmermansowi, wiceprzewodniczącemu wykonawczemu do spraw Europejskiego Zielonego Ładu, w związku z debatą na temat Europejskiego Zielonego Ładu prowadzoną na 137. sesji plenarnej KR-u

Zobacz, jak młodzi demokratycznie wybrani politycy przekazali swoje przesłanie na sesji plenarnej KR-u. 


 

Europejski Tydzień Regionów i Miast, 7–10 października 2019 r., Bruksela

W czerwcu 2019 r. KR wystosował nowe zaproszenie do wyrażenia zainteresowania udziałem w Europejskim Tygodniu Regionów i Miast (#EURegionsWeek), który miał miejsce w dniach 7–10 października 2019 r. W ciągu trzech tygodni wpłynęło ponad 700 wniosków, wskutek czego zaproszono około 100 młodych demokratycznie wybranych polityków z całej Europy. Program obejmował uczestnictwo w głównych sesjach #EURegionsWeek, dyskusje z unijnymi politykami wysokiego szczebla, spotkania z grupami politycznymi reprezentowanymi w Europejskim Komitecie Regionów oraz wiele innych możliwości tworzenia sieci kontaktów. 

Pięciu młodych demokratycznie wybranych polityków wymienionych poniżej znalazło się wśród prelegentów sesji inauguracyjnej #EURegionsWeek, obok przewodniczącego KR-u Karla-Heinza Lambertza, unijnej komisarz Elżbiety Bieńkowskiej oraz wiceprzewodniczącej PE Kláry Dobrev, dzięki czemu mogli wnieść wkład w debatę na temat przyszłości UE:

- Miia Eskelinen-Fingerroos, radna gminy Kuopio, Finlandia
- Laura Sparavigna, radna miasta Florencja, Włochy
- Vincent Chauvet, burmistrz Autun, Francja
- Kirsteen Currie, radna Highland, Zjednoczone Królestwo;
- Radosław Swół, radny Mielca, Polska
 




 

8. Europejski Szczyt Regionów i Miast, 14–15 marca 2019 r., Bukareszt

W marcu 2019 r. Europejski Komitet Regionów (KR) zaprosił 100 młodych demokratycznie wybranych polityków szczebla lokalnego i regionalnego (YEPs) do udziału w 8. Europejskim Szczycie Regionów i Miast oraz do omówienia przyszłości Unii Europejskiej i sposobów skuteczniejszego włączenia obywateli w projekt europejski za pośrednictwem władz lokalnych i regionalnych.

YEPs wzięli udział w kilku sesjach tego programu, takich jak:

- wydarzenie powitalne dla młodych demokratycznie wybranych polityków, moderatorka: Jennifer Baker, Bruksela, Belgia
- Czego młodzi przywódcy lokalni i regionalni oczekują od UE - Część 1
- Czego młodzi przywódcy lokalni i regionalni oczekują od UE - Część 2
- Regiony i miasta UE budują zrównoważoną przyszłość





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Florence,  20 March 2020: Take part in the PES Group seminar on Workers’ Empowerment in the Green Transition

At the invitation of its Vice-President Enrico Rossi, President of the Tuscany region, the PES Group will hold a seminar on Workers’ Empowerment in the Green Transition in Florence. This event, organized in cooperation with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, will debate about what a just transition and the European Union’s Green New Deal mean from the workers' point of view. It will also address the ways in which they can be supported and empowered through training, sustainable wages and safe working conditions.

The PES is delighted to invite a delegation of young progressive local and regional politicians to the event.

If you wish to participate, please apply  via this link before 9 February: https://pes.cor.europa.eu/young-local-leaders-join-pes-group-seminar   

More information about the event is available at:  https://pes.cor.europa.eu/node/21922

 




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Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders

Following on from the success of its liberal Mayors Summits, the Renew Europe Group of the Committee of the Regions launched the "Summit of Young Elected Local and Regional Leaders", a platform to provide an opportunity for young liberal democrat local and regional politicians to meet and share ideas and best practice amongst themselves, and afterwards to meet with experienced local and regional politicians in a joint meeting with Renew Europe. 

Watch the highlights from sessions in 2017 and 2018.​​

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