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4 November 2014

What's the documentary about?

Two years ago Job and Ellard, two independent filmmakers from the Netherlands, had a great idea. They wanted to make a documentary about young people who are all connected in some way to the Young Friends of the Earth Europe Network: a new generation of activists who are engaged with social and environmental justice campaigning. They wanted to portray the diversity of this movement, the people and their engagement.

30 October 2014

On Saturday October 25, thousands of opponents to the Testet dam gathered in the Sivens forest, France, to protest against this unnecessary and unwanted infrastructure project. The protesters in Testet were met with a massive police presence that - according to several witnesses - fired into the crowd. It is highly likely that this was the cause of the tragic death of a 21 year old man, Rémi Fraisse.

Friends of the Earth Europe offers its condolences to the parents and friends of Rémi and demands that this event be thoroughly investigated.

23 October 2014

Written by Toril Meyer-Gerlt, BUNDjugend/YFoE Germany

On 11th October, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in 21 countries were on the streets to protest against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) and TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement).

Young Friends of the Earth Europe is a grassroots network of young people and youth organisations working collectively for social and environmental justice on a local, national and European level. We organise events and inspire young people to take action, on issues ranging from climate change, food and agriculture and education for sustainability – to ensure the voices of young people are heard in Europe and beyond.