European Year of Youth 2022
2022 was the European Year of Youth (EYY), shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – more sustainable, inclusive, beautiful and peaceful. Europa Nostra was part of the European Commission’s Stakeholders Group set-up for the EYY.
In order to effectively contribute to the European Year of Youth, Europa Nostra mainstreamed youth in all its strands of work, scaled-up existing youth-related initiatives and created new partnerships.
Our related activities/events
Europa Nostra actively contributed to the European Year of Youth through several activities and events, which focused on fostering capacity-building and enhancing intergenerational cooperation and mobility among young people, such as:
Launch of the 2nd edition of the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors (EHYA) programme
#Women4Heritage in an Intergenerational Dialogue online event
EHYA join the Selection Committee of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards
Europa Nostra contributes to Erasmus Generation Meeting 2022 (Porto)
20 April – 31 August
Launch of the consultation “Youth for the Future of Cultural Heritage in Europe”
European Heritage Youth Ambassadors cover ILUCIDARE closing event (Brussels)
New European Bauhaus Festival: Europa Nostra organises inspiring side-event at the Brussels Town Hall (Brussels)
🎼🎶Music speaks louder than words. Many thanks to the six young Ukrainian musicians for their beautiful & moving performance at our “Solidarity Concert with the people and culture of Ukraine”, organised in the frame of the #NewEuropeanBauhaus Festival. #WeStandWithUkraine 🇺🇦🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/yHLJpDgtPu
— Europa Nostra (@europanostra) June 10, 2022
Participation of the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors in the European Heritage Label Ceremony and Workshops (Brussels)
Europa Nostra and ESACH organise #Youth4Heritage webinar celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2022
European Cultural Heritage Summit 2022 with the active involvement of young people (Prague & online)
European Heritage Masterclass “Climate Heritage Digital Advocacy” designed by, with and for young people
European Heritage Policy Agora 2022 – Youth Intermezzos
🏛️👫 #EuropeanHeritageSummit – Without young professionals no future for heritage!🔑outcomes of the #TheFutureisHeritage Summit 2022:
✅ Importance of interdisciplinarity
✅ Inter-generational collaboration on equal footing
✅ Include young voices in decision making#EYY2022 pic.twitter.com/fpA4neAQbv
— Europa Nostra (@europanostra) September 27, 2022
Participation in the Youth Democracy Festival (Brussels)
Launch of Climate Heritage Network Youth Forum / Participation in the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY17)
Closing Ceremony of the European Year of Youth during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Mobilisation of our youth network
The Young Members of Europa Nostra and the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors made their voices heard during our events and were empowered to organise their own events.
Europa Nostra mobilised its Europe-wide membership of organisations and individuals to contribute to and communicate about the EYY, in particular the Universities that were already members of our network.
Policy and advocacy
In order to ensure the lasting legacy of the European Year of Youth, a policy/position paper, building on the various campaigns and events and encapsulating our vision for youth and cultural heritage, was prepared and issued.
As a contribution to the European Year of Youth, Europa Nostra, in partnership with other heritage youth organisations, including FisH, launches a consultation on Youth for the Future of Cultural Heritage in Europe!
Help us empower & raise the voice of Europe’s young generation! pic.twitter.com/CBdfF0K84M
— The Future is Heritage (@captureheritage) May 3, 2022
Partnerships and outreach
The European Year of Youth was a unique opportunity for Europa Nostra to create and strengthen partnerships with a number of civil society organisations inside and outside of the traditional heritage field, as well as with relevant services within the EU Institutions.
These partnerships included (non-exhaustive list):
– European Union Youth Orchestra
– European Youth Forum
– Europeana Initiative Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
– Climate Heritage Network Youth Forum
– ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group
– The Future is Heritage (Erfgoed Brabant and Erfgoed Gelderland)
– European Heritage Volunteers
– Le Dimore del Quartetto
– European Solidarity Corps
– Discover EU