Red EQUO Joven, the young Spanish Greens, travelled to the Black Forest in Germany on April 12-14 to meet with the Stuttgart branch of Grüne Jugend, the young German Greens. The meeting was to help strengthen networks between the two young green organizations, and to learn from each other’s experiences.
Participants also took part in two workshops. Both focused on how to make the EU more effective and democratic. The first, about the European institutions, discussed the need for reform and whether more powers should be given to the European Parliament. The second one looked at the idea of a Federalist Europe, where the topic of discussion was which political competences should be transferred to the EU.
"This was a really encouraging weekend,” said Inés López-Dóriga, RQJ co-Representative to the EQUO Federal Board. “It's good to know that young Greens in Spain and Germany share the same passion about improving the EU. The strong networks we've built here this weekend can only help us as we work to do that."