Make it Youthful!

Article published on July 21, 2008
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Article published on July 21, 2008
EU Youth FourmThe European Youth Forum (YFJ) has launched a campaign called Make It Youthful to encourage EU officials to give youth a say in the policies that affect them the most. Thanks to the help of five Members of the European Parliament, a written declaration was tabled on April 21st 2008 calling on the European Commission to take young people into account when developing youth-related policies. The aim of this declaration is to ensure there is greater dialogue between youth organisations and the European institutions, and that the commitment to develop a more horizontal youth policy, already endorsed by the Council, can be soon translated into concrete results.

In order for a written declaration to be adopted by the European Parliament, over half all the 785 MEPs have to sign it over a period of three months. Therefore, the European Youth Forum is taking action and is inviting young European citizens to get personally involved by combining the power of the Internet with the strength of their message. Check if your local MEP has signed the declaration, and invite those who have not signed to do so. You can contact your MEP and download some material in the 'Lobby pack' section of the site.