21 February 2024 from 16:00 to 18:00 @ Atelier 29 – Rue Jacques de Lalaing 29, 1000 Brussels and online
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There is an urgent need for the EU to embed the rights of Future Generations in its decision-making. However, we currently lack a model for this type of representation.
The time has come to protect the interests of Future Generations with binding legal safeguards as a matter of EU law. The challenges we face are essentially intergenerational. Our failure to take timely and ambitious protective measures will likely deprive our descendants of a liveable planet and a democratic society.
Such intergenerational conflicts are the Achilles heel of democratic decision-making. Despite long-term interests being fundamentally at stake today, youth and Future Generations have no representation in the EU’s democratic decision-making model.
On 21st February, we launch our coalition to promote this important mission as we approach the EU elections and the next political cycle begins. This diverse group of NGOs are working together to convince decision-makers that the time to act for Future Generations is now.
Welcome from the moderator and question to the public
Kelsey Beltz – Head of Global Partnerships at The Good Lobby
Introduction by the founder organisations: The Good Lobby and Jesuits European Social Centre
Alberto Alemanno – Founder of The Good Lobby
Filipe Martins – Director of Jesuits European Social Centre (JESC)
Presentation of the proposal and policy demands
Béla Kuslits – Senior Ecology Officer at JESC
Panel discussion with the members of the coalition
Oikos – João José Fernandes, Executive Director
Youth Pro Aktiv – Teresa Pallarés Ramos, Advocacy Officer
Jesuit European Social Centre – Béla Kuslits, Senior Ecology Officer
Pax Christi International – Giulia Bordin, Advocacy Officer
Laudato Si Movement – Laura Morosini, European Director
Philea – Hanna Stähle, Head of Foresight and Innovation
Generation Climate Europe – Agata Meysner, President
European Youth Forum – Ismael Paez Civico, Board Member
Please note that due to the expected high participation, we will prioritise the attendance of our target audience for the event. You will receive a confirmation email one week before the event. Online participation is open to everyone.
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