"I am Terry Reintke, the co-spokesperson for the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) and, for 2013, we are planning to do a lot on the issue of youth emancipation. We are thinking a lot about the young people in Europe who are unemployed, who do not have a lot of prospects in their lives and we hope to change that situation. That is why we are going to politically work on this.
"It starts in March this year where we are going to have a winter camp on the issue of democracy and crisis and how this relates to young people because we are strongly arguing for having young people in the decision making, to have participation of young people in all political debates and we are going to lobby for this in the European Parliament, within the European Green Party and all over the society.
"In May we are going to have our General Assembly here in Belgium and it is also going to be on the topic of youth unemployment, youth emancipation and youth empowerment. We are going to discuss different papers, different resolutions, and how we can politically change the situation of young people.
"Then we are going to go further, including as many people as possible from our member organizations with a training series that will take place in the summer, with several summer camps all over Europe and then, finally, in autumn we are planning to have a second general assembly which will deal with the upcoming elections in 2014 and what we want to ask for in this election campaign.
"So we will set down the core issues, core topics, that we want to work on an we will finalize this in a manifesto that will be adopted in the general assembly in autumn 2013."
European Greens Co-Chair Thomas Waitz was in Poznań, Poland, on Friday 15 October as part of the Polish Green Recovery Tour which underlines the need for post-COVID-19 recovery to contribute to a just and sustainable ecological transition. Organised by the European Green Party in cooperation with the Polish Greens (Partia Zieloni), the tour is held in 16 cities in Poland.
Evelyne Huytebroeck, Co-Chair of the European Greens, and Vula Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and Committee Member of the European Greens, visited Greece last weekend to discuss the climate, biodiversity and refugee crises.
As part of The Green Screen project in which we explore films and debates for a better future, we explored education as a tool for bettering communities and providing equality of opportunity. Last month, we featured the film 'Children of Chance' which follows the lives of 11-year-old students with an immigrant background coming to the end of their primary school education.