From job training, employment and education to sustainability, the environment and community engagement, Interreg Europe projects are tackling the subjects that matter to young people.
2022 is the European Year of Youth. This year, we celebrate our projects making a difference for younger generations.
Among our 258 projects approved during the 2014-2020 programming period, we have 20 projects who have identified good practices relating to young people or have launched pilot actions or activities aimed at them.
These 20 projects’ good practices and pilot actions are on a variety of subject matters, but they fall mainly within three topics: smart, green and social.
Our top subjects? Raising awareness among school children for a greener Europe and issues around employment, training and job skills.
These results match what our latest summer interns had to say about our projects and their activities.
Six of our projects have identified good practices that help raise awareness among school children about the need to take care of our planet:
The subject matters of their good practices are wide ranging. They cover everything from waste reduction (water, food and energy) and the circular economy to respect for biodiversity and daily environmentalism.
Browse through the good practices below and see if they can help you tackle your regional challenge.
"Erre que erre", an environmental awareness and educational school project
“Dhor el compostador”, a school composting and environmental awareness project.
School awareness about the importance of sanitation and reuse of urban wastewater in Murcia Region
Awareness-raising among High school students, 15 to 18 years old, with respect to biodiversity
Education on food waste prevention in schools (Banco Scuola)
Our second ‘hottest subject’ is about youth employment and job skills. We have five projects who have identified good practices to deal with this policy challenge:
The good practices mainly touch on vocational training plans and how businesses and universities can cooperate to help students get useful skills and real-world experience.
Have a look at their good practices, or submit your own.
The Vocational Training Council of Castilla-La Mancha
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO SCORE! Because TALENT is LATENT in every child!
The Policy Learning Platform has put together two youth-related webinar series:
- One on workplace training and another
- On youth entrepreneurship.
Go to the news articles below to discover the key learnings, watch the recordings and download the presentations.
Webinar recordings: Youth entrepreneurship miniseriesFrom 4 to 18 May, the Policy Learning Platform went on a virtual tour across Europe to discover successful programmes that foster youth entrepreneurship!
Webinar recording: Workplace training: successful initiativesWatch the recording and access the presentations of our second workplace training mini webinar which took place on 19 March!
The Commission has announced that 2022 is the European Year of Youth. This year, they intend, in cooperation with the European Parliament, Member States, regional and local authorities, stakeholders and young people themselves:
- To honour and support the young generation,
- To encourage all young people to become active citizens,
- To promote opportunities provided by EU policies for young people,
- And to draw inspiration from the actions, vision and insights of young people.
Read about the Commission’s programme of activities and youth strategy.