Share your ideas for a better future

Welcome to the European Youth Ideas platform!

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Hi there, welcome to the European Youth Ideas platform.


We are the Youth Outreach Unit of the European Parliament and we want to make it easier for you to participate actively in European democratic life. That’s why we built this website! First launched for European Youth Event 2018, this is an online platform where you can outline your own ideas on the issues that Europe is facing today and your ideas for the Europe of tomorrow.


You are invited to share ideas on specific topics and questions, related to Parliament’s initiatives for youth. For example, you have an idea on what the EU’s role should be regarding artificial intelligence? Write it down! Or might know how to tackle income inequality? Tell us about it!


Once your idea gets published on the website, other users can like it and comment on it, which might result in a lively exchange that will help you adapt, shape, and define your ideas further. We’ve also got you covered if you want to read up on a topic before you get going: most questions include links to background information provided by the European Parliamentary Research Service. And, if you think we’re missing a really important issue that you and all your friends are talking about, don’t hesitate to suggest a question!


But wait, what happens after you’ve shared your ideas? We won’t let them fade away into the background noise of the internet! Your ideas are used to enrich the programme of the biennial European Youth Event (EYE), and are also an inspiration and input for other youth initiatives of the European Parliament. Moreover, we will forward the most concrete ideas to the Members of the European Parliament and other policy-makers, inviting them to join the debate right here.


On this blog, we’ll share with you some nifty tips and tricks to get the best out of this website, inform you about upcoming events (including EYE), as well as publish articles that shed some light on the subject areas covered by the questions. Check back soon!

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Balamurugan Singamugam
15 January 2020

It's my pleasure to introduce my new invention,
we are from Malta and we have already founded a project with Compostable bags and plastic tiles.

Compostable bags are made from biodegradable material, which is composed within 90 days not like other plastic bags cause as you may already know current plastic bags take years to decompose. Once our bags are decomposed, it gives 100% nutrients to the soil which is very needed in these days with all the harmful plastic going around the world. We have a European certificate and tomato growth study as well.

Plastic Tiles- These tiles are manufactured from the reusable plastic bags, cans and plastic bottles. These 2 projects will definitely help the environment and once we start the production there is no more Plastic in Eu..

Should you require more information do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Jřií Švehla
03 February 2020

Artefact Europe

The field of my study (archeology) opens a constant insight into the bottomless depths of the human past. I believe that archeology offers a unique opportunity to confront my personal and at the same time all human behavior with the behavior of past human generations, especially in approach to monuments, home and its culture, and that what has finally became very important today, in approach to the landscape of home, to the landscape of Europe.
I think that the theme of European landscape has recently been getting a little bit into the backrounds of the public interests. European nature, by its very essence and diversity, is not hidden only in places that we most often imagine under the term nature. Our nature are not just the depths of the Bialowieza Forest, the Scottish moors or the amazing Iceland what create it. The main part of the European landscape, is agricultural landscape. Most of Europe is not covered by the steep peaks of the Alps, or by the extremely valuable and enchanting swamps as in Finland, but by a man-made agricultural landscape and the nature is and always will be a part of this landscape.
The European landscape as a complex is not a wild nature, but an artifact created by millions of our ancestors, who, at the cost of long and very precarious work, have transformed it into a garden. The garden we cannot live without, which is self-supplying, sustainable and as an important benefit also beautiful. It is our task to preserve this heritage. Where it has been damaged by shortsighted behavior repair it, and than pass it on in a functional and equally beautiful form so that those who will be sitting here for 30, 40, 100 years later will be abble to sit here as healthy, cheerful and confident people.
The protection of European landscape, and therefore of nature, should not be only a narrow matter of several natural sciences, but a wide cooperation of the many natural and social fields, such as archeology. Archaeological knowledge is the knowledge of regular human action, which in its efforts to survive and develop had to face social, natural and climatic changes. We can inspire, or at least learn from the reactions of past human generations to various changes. Just one example of a combination of natural and social sciences is the collaboration of hydrologists and archaeologists to map water management of many societies from the Middle Eastern Nabateans to the Australian Aboriginals.
Is there enough of possibility, willingness and open support for cooperation like this?
For each human society, in terms of survival, was extremely important the state of world nature , but alsow the state of the near surroundings and the relationship to what we call the landscape of home. This relationship has always been crucial for most of people. The desire to take care about the immediate surroundings should be at the heart of everyone, as is the desire to take care about areas of global importance. For us, for the Eroupeans, this is a cultural landscape. In the long run, the health of the trees in the park behind my house, the condition of a forest behind the housing estate, or the quality of the soil on the fields along a highway are as important as caring about the burning rainforests in Amazonia or in these days so hard suffering Australia. It is not my interest to appoint one topic more important than another, but to treat everyone with the maximal interest.
How can a desire to care about one's own home, region, state and united Europe be born today? In my opinion, this is possible through the love to home and honest interest. Healthy local patriotism. Such a relationship does not come by itself, but is a long personal process of each of us. What do you imagine when someone asks what makes your country unique? Certainly besides natural attractions or national dishes there will be some monuments. Landmarks, and care for them, as a tangible reflection of the life of our ancestors, are, in my opinion, something through which one can feel a sincere relationship with one's home and the state of the home, both natural and alsow cultural. I do not mean only the large and important monuments of the human past, but mainly those small monuments, chapels in the fields, sculptures of the 20th century in housing estates, etc., personal evidence of efforts to make the region and Europe a home.