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Stop discrimination against young people!

European Youth Form March 18, 2014

The European Youth Forum launches in-depth survey into multiple discrimination.

european youth forum logoThe Youth Forum wants to tackle all forms of discrimination that young Europeans experience and so, in order to develop relevant policies and plan more consistent advocacy actions to lobby against discrimination, it is undertaking survey aiming to collect information at both European and national levels about discrimination based on age and interlinked to other forms of discrimination such as that based on race, ethnicity, nationality, sex and sexuality.

The Youth Forum’s survey is for anyone aged between 18 and 35 years old living in one of the countries of the Council of Europe (the list of Member States can be found here) and asks questions about whether respondents have experienced any form of discrimination, what form this took and how it impacts their daily life. Answering the questions should take between 40 and 60 minutes and answers will be processed in an anonymous way.

Youth not being negatively discriminated on the grounds of age, or indeed on any grounds, is at the heart of the European Youth Forum’s work. Indeed, young people, like any other human beings, are entitled to full respect, protection and promotion of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. That is the core of the rights-based approach to youth policy advocated by the European Youth Forum.

Fighting for less discrimination is also the essence of one of the “Love Youth Future” (the Youth Forum’s European elections campaign) pledges. More legal tools should be implemented to empower and protect youth rights. The European Youth Forum together with several other NGOs particularly calls for MEPs to pass an Horizontal Anti-Discrimination Directive, covering all grounds of discrimination.

We thank you in advance for your time and sharing this survey: let’s make young people’s voice heard in Europe!

Access to the survey: Survey on multiple discrimination.

Read more: LOVE.YOUTH.FUTURE pledges

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