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News announcement21 February 2022Directorate-General for Environment

Green Track Stops – final selection of events

The Green Track youth engagement initiative is about to kick off, working with 36 Green Track Stops (youth-led events in the EU) to empower young people to act to protect nature and to amplify their voices and actions among global decisionmakers.

smiling young woman looking upwards with green train track behind

Our natural world is in danger and we need everybody – industry, businesses, governments, civil society and citizens - to come together and commit to an ambitious deal to save it. Young people in particular have the power to make a difference and to build a future where people can live in harmony with nature. To amplify young peoples’ voices and actions aimed at protecting nature, a youth–engagement initiative entitled ‘’On #TheGreenTrack’’ was launched and a call for events was opened in the final months of 2021, inviting young Europeans to submit their ideas for events that could be implemented ahead of the major UN Biodiversity COP15 conference in 2022.

The response to the call was very enthusiastic and the quality of the events submitted was extremely high. The 36 projects presented below were judged to best reflect the aims of the Green Track campaign – to mobilise youth and give them a platform to make their voices heard in the run-up to COP15 – and the principles of the European Year of Youth: inclusiveness, diversity, and co-creation.

And so, without further ado, the Green Track Stops are

View Nature Stops              View Circular economy Stops


View Zero pollution Stops   View Climate Stops


View Lifestyle Stops            View all Green Track Stops

A huge thanks to all who applied in the call – your efforts to empower young people and protect biodiversity and nature in the EU will help to build a better, greener future for all.

We hope that you continue to engage with #TheGreenTrack events and other initiatives carried out as a part of the European Year of Youth 2022.

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Publication date
21 February 2022
Directorate-General for Environment