There are 7 months until the European elections, and we are more determined than ever.
Before the raising number of challenges, extremists stoke fears and populists promise dreams, but
none of them ever delivers.
Here in Paris, Erasmus printed its humanist masterpiece against fanaticism. Today we make his
motto our own « Nulli concedo ». No concession: we would not allow extremists and populists to
prevail in Europe.
They threaten Women’s and LGBTQI+ rights. They oppose European integration but call for help
to cope with migration challenges. They support authoritarian regimes that eventually fund them.
They even shift toward nativist regimes.
However, it is not too late. We can push them back, we can make it with reliability, concrete
proposals and dedication to our common European “home”.
Look at the success of the Polish youth. They showed that motived young voters could swing an
election and defeat populism.
This victory in Poland calls for others. For this reason, we want more Europe, more democracy,
more rights and more solidarity. We declare that our platform for Europe is the solution to the
complex challenges of today’s interconnected and polarised world.
As ecological disasters are worsening, we have to be ambitious, and deliver, now. The green
transition is not just a challenge, it is also an opportunity to create growth, technological solutions,
new jobs and a better future. In concrete terms, we must add specific provisions in environment
laws to target the needs of young people, also in the form of specific financial support for green
mobility and energy efficiency.
We will work to empower young people and support them to become change
makers for a greener future, through quality education, training and upskilling opportunities.
Against injustice, we demand more equity and solidarity. Therefore, we demand equal access to
housing, with dedicated housing programmes for young NEET and people with fewer opportunities.
We commit to a greater inclusion of young people with disabilities or a difficult social background,
for example through an eased participation in Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps.
Moreover, we will be the voice for the young people living in rural areas and outermost regions,
demanding that they are as much part of our Union as those living in the capitals.
We want to bring Europe closer to all the young people and make sure they know their rights as
EU-citizens and what the European Union can do for them.
Facing those who threaten our democracy, we stand even more united and we fight for democracy,
strengthening the participation of citizens, in particular youth, to the democratic and decisionmaking processes at all levels.
While extremists and populists want to return to a nationalist past, we work for the bright European
For this reason, we call on the whole European Youth to push back populists in June 2024 and open
this new chapter of our shared European History.