International youth event European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development 2011 took place in Tallinn from 19.07-24.07 with participants from all around Europe and representatives from India, Philippines, Cameroon and elsewhere, with the purpose of advancing youth role in sustainable development.
The main work of the Meeting took place in working groups divided into subthemes such as natural resources, education for sustainable development, urban development, waste management, agriculture, social wellbeing and renewable energy. Every working group worked out within their theme the main challenges and solutions, which were gathered together into one statement, presented for the first time in the reception on 23.07. in the House of the Black Heads. The statement will be made public electronically and for the advancement of local initiatives within that framework, a monitoring and evaluating system has been developed and set up on the official website.
The Meeting is supported by Council of Europe, European Commission, Environmental Investment Centre, Tallinn City Government and the Kingdom of the Republic of Netherlands. Among the partners are European Youth Forum, EarthSummit2012, Stakeholder Forum, Russian Union of Youth, Dutch Youth Council, Rio+Twenties and many others.