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The CLIMentines – Empowered youth for climate action

CLIMentines aims at fostering a new generation of environmentally conscious and politically active young Europeans.

Grant Agreement Number: 101131699

Funded by: Erasmus+      Duration: 01/12/2023 – 30/11/2025



A 2021 pan-European survey by the European Environmental Bureau suggests that climate change is a top priority for many young Europeans (46%), who view climate change and environmental degradation as the most critical issues facing the world today.

However, youth participation in climate action and decision-making processes remains a challenge, both in terms of numbers and the actual effectiveness in influencing climate and green policies. The European Green Deal aims to drive the green transition, which is a primary goal for the European Union. For this goal to be achieved and legitimized, the role of youth is crucial as they can drive the desired paradigm shift. Young people should have a voice and actively engage in policy formulation and decision-making. They need to be at the forefron of shaping a green future that leaves no one behind.


CLIMentines aspires to empower youth to participate in global climate action and democratic engagement. To achieve this, CLIMentines addresses low youth participation in climate action policy-making by establishing a strong transnational network across seven organizations in six countries. It also establishes local groups and organizes workshops and an international training session with youth organization representatives to help young people, especially those with fewer opportunities, confidently engage in climate action policy-making.


The network brings together youth organizations and young people to connect and exchange knowledge, aiming to advance climate justice and support the principles of participatory and deliberative democracy.

This research activity aims to map and assess the current state of youth participation in decision-making processes related to climate action. The objectives include analyzing existing participation models and practices, identifying potential gaps, and determining barriers or enablers. Additionally, the activity will highlight the resources necessary to enhance youth involvement in climate action.

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The CLIMentines Toolbox provides practical tools for youth workers and youth leaders to strengthen youth participation in climate action

The Guide present how to apply participatory and deliberative democracy principles and methods such as setting up citizens’ assemblies, delineating the opportunity structures available for participation at local, national and European decision making.

The goal of this activity is to enhance the capacity of youth workers by expanding their knowledge, developing their skills, and building a transnational community focused on fostering youth climate action. This informal knowledge-sharing and learning activity aims to help youth workers discuss, reflect on, and deepen their understanding of participatory and deliberative democracy principles and processes, and how to incorporate these into their everyday work.

The local teams aim to influence climate justice in their local community, national and European level.

The Youth Climate Action Starter Pack offers young people tips and guidance on how to advocate for climate justice, set up youth climate action assemblies, engage in EU youth dialogue, and form climate action teams.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Project Partners

KMOP, Coordinator
Groupe Sos Solidarites (GROUPE-SOS)
Austrian Young Workers Movement, (OJAB)
Youth Academy, Finland
European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA)
Polish Council of Youth Organisations (PROM)
ActionAid International Italy (AAIT)



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