Youth issues

16.03.2019

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution, also being the less well… »

12.03.2019

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Khalil A. Cassimally, The Conversation There has been a torrent of media coverage about violent crime among children and young people in the UK. But it seems to offer little consensus on what’s causing… »

23.02.2019

World Youth Report: Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Young People Today

World Youth Report: Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Young People Today

Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population. The active engagement of youth in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies by the target date, and to averting the worst threats and… »

31.01.2019

Youth climate strike grows: images from Germany and Belgium

Youth climate strike grows: images from Germany and Belgium

Within the last ten days alone around 75,000 school children and students have filled the streets in European cities. Instead of going to school or university they went on strike saying they won’t stop until governments take real action against climate change. School strikes have been taking place since… »

20.12.2018

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

For more than three years now, children’s days have taken place in the Mikebuda Park of Study and Reflection more or less regularly. In December of this year Kriszta Horváth worked with the children on up-cycling various old photos. At the end of the day there was… »

15.12.2018

Overtime Act sparks series of intense anti-Orbán protests in Hungary

Today will see the third consecutive day of anti-government protests in Budapest. People are  expressing their anger on the street over the… »

09.12.2018

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules,” says Greta Thunberg, “because the rules have to be changed.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Striking her mark at the COP24 climate talks taking place this week and next in Poland, fifteen-year-old… »

24.11.2018

A letter from young people to English civil society

A letter from young people to English civil society

CIVIL YOUTH FORUM 21 November 2018 Youth-led groups came together from across England to take part in the Civil Society Futures inquiry. This is what they wanted you to hear. Dear English Civil Society: A day ago we didn’t know each other. We came into a room, full… »

02.11.2018

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

The occupation of the Mamiani secondary school in Rome has just come to an end. We talk to Giacomo of the Mamiani Collective. Where did the idea of writing the letter, published by us a few days ago, come from? We met up when school started after the… »

28.10.2018

A protest and a dream from the occupied Mamiani secondary school

A protest and a dream from the occupied Mamiani secondary school

We, the students of the Mamiani secondary school, have today decided to launch a protest. It is an appeal to the State, to citizens and above all to our fellow students who have been seeking a change in Italian politics for many decades. The change we have been asking for… »

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