Statements on AYUDH
Martine Reicherts, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
In relation to the youth conference ‘Strengthening Europe through Youth Empowerment’ which was jointly organized by AYUDH and the EU parliament in Strasbourg on 17 July 2014.
“For me, this youth experience has been absolutely unbelievable. All the young people I met in Strasbourg were amazingly convincing. I think it’s great, and an example the younger generation would probably want to follow – and that is great…More projects like this one should exist.”
Kirty Matabadal, UN Ambassador for Youth, The Netherlands:
“Youngsters nowadays are not really interested in what is happening in society, but AYUDH showed me the difference. It showed me that youth are capable of making a change and they are willing to make a change.”
Jani Toivola, Member of Parliament, Finland:
“I think the AYUDH summit is a one of a kind opportunity for young people to reflect on their life, values and the choices that they want to make. This is especially important in the modern world, where young people are still too often left outside and are not heard. It is important to give every young person support and opportunities for dialoge with each other and the community. Being present, willing to share and able to love is a great vision that I will take with me on my political journey. I am inspired by all the young voices I met at AYUDH.”