25% Project: be part of the movement

Want to have your voice heard? Want to take action? The 25 Percent Project is an exciting new opportunity for young people to bring their activism to a European level.

What is the 25 Percent Project?

Young people constitute 25% of the European population, but their voices are not equally heard, and their opinions are not equally represented in political structures and institutions. 

The 25 Percent project aims to give space to youth voices who have not been heard before, influence the Conference on the Future of Europe through actionable ideas, and empower young people from all walks of life to become active citizens.

NYCI is working as part of an influential consortium led by the European Youth Forum which includes 4 other National Youth Councils and 5 International Youth Organisations.

Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth

This is part of the EU Youth Dialogue process which gives young people the opportunity to influence decisions affection their lives.

How can you get involved? – Sign up for upcoming events!

We are holding action packed events for activists and anyone that want to make their voice heard. Sign up now to make sure you’re the first to know when!

Join our Youth Participation Network

NYCI is supporting and training young people and youth workers across Ireland to become actively engage with the 25 percent project.

We have established a Youth Participation Network that will be a key driver in youth engagement and outreach. Over the coming months, we will be holding providing training and national events in supporting youth activism and collating young people’s ideas for the Future of Europe Conference.

Funding is available to support local groups!

Every voice has power

We are the unheard, the unrepresented – young people. But our voices have so much more power than we know. Together, we can change the world, starting with sharing our ideas at the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The Future of Europe Conference is an ongoing process, but all ideas will be collected and shared at an event in Brussels in Spring 2022. NYCI will be sending participants to represent Ireland at this conference.

Share your ideas

Share your ideas on what a better future of Europe looks like directly via the 25% platform.

You can submit as many ideas as you like, so get sharing!

For more information contact megan@nyci.ie