Youth funds should be increased and aimed at climate, youth activist tells EU Council

At an EU Council debate on youth work and climate change, a 19-year-old activist called on the EU to increase its flagship education scheme “considerably” and should be geared towards sustainability.

At an EU Council debate on youth work and climate change, a 19-year-old activist called on the EU to increase its flagship education scheme “considerably” and should be geared towards sustainability. 

“Funding for youth work has been too low for many years,” said Sara Nyman of the Agenda 2030 Youth Group, “but high quality education costs money.”

“Youth work must help young people to assume a climate-friendly way of life and to help in mitigating the changes,” said Nyman, who had been invited to speak on behalf of youth groups in Finland. 

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