As part of the European Year of Youth (2022), Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS) strengthened the voice of young people in its everyday work and organised a series of events called RŪPnīca (Factory).
In cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Latvia, the EU’s DEAR program project “Climate of Change”, the Active Citizens’ Fund, and the Fairtrade Association, we organised:
- 20 discussions with young people in regions about the future of Europe and sustainable development; watch the videos here. The results of these discussions are reflected in the Spotlight report on the VNR on the implementation of the SDGs available here.
- A trip to Brussels by five young people to meet with various institutions working on the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change, summer workshops and participation in the LAMPA discussion festival, seven sessions with environmental experts;
- Workshop on posters and march to protect forests, 20 initiatives created by young people themselves as part of the “Youth for Climate” campaign; see video here.
- Closing event – keynotes on systemic thinking, finding your voice, linked to economic and eco-schools initiative, and workshops on using games to learn sustainability, see videos here
Our events brought together 850 participants from all over Latvia and reached over 700 000 people online.