Like the EUI Forum on Democratic Participation and the Future of Europe, the work of the Young EUI Democracy Forum (YEDF) is concentrated around the intersecting issues of the restriction of civic space in Europe, the disconnection between decision-makers in Brussels and EU citizens, inequalities, and the relationship between the EU and the broader international community.
The YEDF tackles these issues from an angle to ensure that young people's voices in Europe are heard. Its members believe in the need to challenge the status quo, established structures, and ideas in the literature to reinvigorate actions and discourse on European democracy with a refreshingly young perspective.
The YEDF was established alongside the EUI Forum on Democratic Participation and the Future of Europe in late 2020 under the auspices of the EUI-STG Transnational Democracy initiative as an open-ended venture.
The YEDF was initially founded by a group of EUI-STG Master students and fellows, who are passionate about change and democratic empowerment but has since widened to include young researchers and early academics from the wider EUI community.
The YEDF will host its first kick-off meeting on the 30th of April. For more information send an email to [email protected].