Volonteurope, along with our partners, Alianza por la Solidaridad, ActionAid Denmark and WeWorld, in cooperation with the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), invites you to join us on 13 March 2024 in Brussels for the culmination of our #GreenerFuture project conference, an initiative funded by the Erasmus+ programme, focusing on green skills and employment.

The conference will reaffirm our commitment to promoting just green and blue transitions. As part of this event, we will bring together 40 young individuals from across Europe, participating in both the #GreenerFuture and our FLOW project, a Horizon EU initiative, which explores the intricate relationships between humans and water.

Join us at this significant event, where engaging discussions with our distinguished panelists are expected. The event will conclude with a reception, providing an excellent opportunity for networking and further dialogue among participants.

📅 Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Time: 12:30 to 19:00
📍 Location: Mundo-Matongé, Rue d’Édimbourg 26, 1050, Ixelles
🔗 Register here: https://shorturl.at/nuM79


12:30: Marketplace of GreenerFuture youth initiatives

13:30: Lunch

14:20: Welcome and Opening

  • Piotr Sadowski, Secretary General, Volonteurope
  • Isabel Iparraguirre, Ecological Transition and Innovation Coordinator, Alianza por la Solidaridad / ActionAid Spain

14:30: Keynote Speech: “The role of human-nature relationships in green transitions” Riyan van den Born, Associate Professor, Radboud University, Nijmegen

15:00: Panel and Audience Discussion: “Navigating just green and blue transitions: a way forward for the Green Deal and the Blue Deal”

  • Javi Lopez MEP, S&D, European Parliament (online)
  • Pietro Francesco De Lotto, President, CCMI Section, EESC
  • Andrea Casamenti, Just Transition Policy Coordinator, SOLIDAR
  • Margherita Romanelli, Advocacy Coordinator, WeWorld

16:00: Comfort Break

16:15: Panel and Audience Discussion: “Green and just transition in Europe: implications for green employment, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, and opportunities for youth”

  • Snezhina Petrova, Policy Adviser, Communication and Feedback to Policy, European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • Thaïsa Duijn, Youth Ambassador, GreenerFuture and FLOW, Volonteurope
  • Brikena Xhomaqi, Director, Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)
  • Sébastien Verpoorten, Project Coordinator – Our Food Our Future, ActionAid Denmark

17:15: Reaction and Conclusions Gyula Csere, Head of Unit ‘Strategy and Investments’, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission (TBC)

17:30: Reception and Acoustic Session by Mewhy, Belgian explorer, and singer-songwriter

19:00: End of the Event

Let’s shape a sustainable future together! #Sustainability #GreenerFuture #EUBlueDeal