Youth Forum for Global Justice

Together for global justice: All participants at the Youth Forum 2022 (Image: Fairtrade/Jeanette Petri).

Young people for a fairer world: At the Youth Forum 2022 in Europa-Park, students, young people and teachers shared their ideas for engagement on climate change and migration.

This year, the EU campaign Mindchangers, Fairtrade Germany and the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) invited a total of 160 participants to the Youth Forum 2022 in Europa-Park in Rust. Of the over 140 Fairtrade Schools in Baden-Württemberg, 14 schools came with their students and teachers to celebrate their commitment to fair trade, climate change and global justice.

13 experts from this year's Mindchangers projects as well as an expert on the topic of future fashion designed 6 different workshops on the areas of climate change, migration and global justice for the students and implemented them on site. At the same time, a teacher exchange took place in which, among others, the SEZ BW-Burundi team presented the numerous opportunities for school partnerships and engagement together with the Baden-Württemberg partner country Burundi.

Sandra Boser, State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Lukas Scheub, consultant to the management of Europa-Park, Nicole Kimmel, consultant in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, and Philipp Keil, Managing Director of the SEZ, underlined the importance of young people during the welcome talk Commitment to politics and society. Hosnijah Mehr, poetry slam artist in the association i,Slam e.V., supported the students with her artistic input as well as in the final discussion with Mona Anderes (Fridays For Future activist) and Navika Deol (moderator of the Youth Forum 2022 and politically active person). locally inspired and empowered. At the end of the Youth Forum 2022 and as a thank you to the students and also the teachers of the Fairtrade Schools, Europa-Park invited all participants to the amusement park to end the day.

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