1.1 Introduction to the concept of Young Green Recovery

Why this course? 

During 2020, young greens across Europe have implemented a series of actions to assert their green vision of a society after the end of the pandemic. These were addressing issues like the state of womens’ rights, climate crisis, youth representation, economic hardship and other systemic issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic. Those actions inspired FYEG to create this course. 

What is FYEG 

The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) is a network of 36 organisations of young greens in Europe and the official youth wing of the European Green Party. Our member organisations range from local ecological groups, student unions, youth wings of Green parties and Green Youth NGOs. 

What is GEF 

The Green European Foundation (GEF) is a European level political foundation funded by the European Parliament. It is linked to, but independent of, other European Green actors such as the European Green Party and the Green Group in the European Parliament. 

Course structure 

This course consists of four stages: 

  1. Introduction to the concept of Young Green Recovery.  
  1. Exploration of the different areas of the YGR concept.  
  1. Analysis of actions conducted by Young Greens across Europe inspired by the YGR concept.  
  1. Tools to develop a Young Green Recovery action. 

YGR definition 

Before we start, you might be wondering what Young Green Recovery even is! You will soon get a chance to explore the concept in depth, but for now, it’s enough to say that Young Green Recovery is a youth-inspired, green vision of a post-pandemic society. 

Let’s dive in!