The European Teenagers’ Summit 2011 is organized by German Young Nature Friends and our local partners in Hannover.
There was a Preparation Meeting held between 15th and 17th of April in Bad Honef (Germany). The ten members of the Teenagers' Council and a four supervisors from German Young Nature Friends met up to discuss the structure and content of the European Teenagers' Summit 2011. The idea of the gathering was to get participants involved in the planning and realisation of the event.
German Young Nature Friends
German Young Nature Friends is an independent children’s and youth branch of Nature Friends Germany. We operate in 16 different regions and various local groups.
The organisation was born in the tradition of the labour movement. Its goal has always been to offer young people meaningful spare time activities, regardless of their social and financial background.
German Young Nature Friends have been initiating Children's Summits since 2000. The idea of the project appeared as a result of The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio Declaration of 1992 emphasized the key role of youth and children as main actors of sustainable development. The active involvement of children in the protection of environment and decision-making is the main purpose of the Children's Summits.
In October 2011 German Young Nature Friends will launch the first European Teenagers' Summit in Hannover (Germany). The event is the follow-up to the European Children Summit 2009 and is a great opportunity for young people to exchange their ideas and wishes on the European level.
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