Youth Network

A UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
OF local CHANGEMAKERS

ACT NOW Youth Network Launch Event - Changemakers in Action

21 January, 2021 at 6 pm (CET)

The ACT NOW Youth Network

The ACT NOW Youth Network is a community of young citizens from Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa between the ages of 18 and 30. The network provides young people with the necessary tools to become local changemakers and support them in their common goal of strengthening social cohesion and improving how we live together in communities, as well as taking action against division and polarisation.

ACT NOW Youth Network Launch Event

Changemakers in Action

21 January, 2021 at 6 pm (CET)

At the Launch Event Changemakers in Action we gather active young people from around the globe who are committed to improving their communities and changing things for the better. Together we learn what it takes to build connections within our communities and speak to people who already initiated action to find out what drives changemakers to act!

our mission

  • Strengthening Democracy: By giving young people a voice and involving them at a young age, the willingness to engage later on increases, and it helps them establish a connection between their lives and democratic processes and institutions (e.g. participation and democratic discourse).
  • Fostering innovative political problem-solving and new approaches by bringing together young people with decision-makers to share ideas, perspectives and experiences.
  • By supporting young people in actively shaping local circumstances and letting them experience this inclusive and cohesive community, we hope to not only inspire the politics of tomorrow – but also the politicians of tomorrow.

our actions

Education

Members participate in a variety of free training activities to develop and improve their skills, and learn from each other, experienced trainers and our pool of best practices.

training Activities

The activities are designed to prepare, support and guide members in relation to their goal of initiating local action, engaging in dialogue with decision-makers and advocating for their pressing issues and needs.

Experiencing democracy and participation

The network provides its members with opportunities to become engaged, exchange points of view and have their voices heard. The network also organises dialogue events where members can engage with politicians, experts and civil society representatives on an equal footing.

Encounters

Members meet virtually, physically, locally and globally to share ideas and experiences with each other, with decision-makers and civil society experts, which builds up their international contacts and enhances their opportunities. They become part of an international community, receive support, become inspired, gain knowledge and make friends.

Hands-on support

Members receive support and assistance with their own initiatives in their communities through access to the networks’ expertise and pool of best practices.

our voices