ERRIN Transport WG, alongside ERRIN's member cities and regions, are organising 'youth engagement and green transition', an event to discuss how to reach the mission goal with representatives from the institutions, public authorities and young delegates. The event will take place on 11 October as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
The European Commission has declared 2022 as the European Year of Youth. Europe needs the vision, engagement and participation of all young people to build a better future that is greener, more inclusive and digital. This includes a rethinking of the urban mobility framework to make it more in line with the youths' needs and priorities. The involvement of young people plays a pivotal role in achieving climate neutrality by 2030, the goal of the European Green Deal. An important element of the mission approach is, indeed, the new importance given to the engagement of people, especially the young, communities and social partners.
To explore the way forward, ERRIN and its member cities and regions will organise this event on "youth and mobility" to discuss how to reach the mission goal with representatives from the institutions, public authorities and young delegates.
The event will take place on 11 October 2022, during the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session co-organised with the POLIS network, Ile de France region, Stavanger Region, City of Turku and City of Berlin will be an occasion for regional and local representatives to engage with European Institutions and youth representatives.
Karima Delli, Chair of the Tran Committee, European Parliament, Laura Hetel, Policy officer, Unit for Future Urban and Mobility Systems, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, and Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit, Research & Innovation, DG MOVE, European Commission, will present the EU strategy for teaching the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission's goal through the involvement of the young generation and to align the mobility priorities to their needs.
The youth delegates will comment on initiatives carried out by regions and cities to strengthen their commitment to climate neutrality and indicate if they meet their expectations.
The speakers will be asked to answer the following questions:
How can young citizens become active players in their area?
How can we capitalise on existing experiments and solutions already tested in cities?
How to take into account the expectations of the young generation?