SDG Forum: Young Leadership for the Global Goals [EN, 90 min]

10.15 - 11.00 + 11.15 - 12.00 | Panel debate + Brainstorm session

With: Paris Cosma (KAN), Marion Meijers & Arthur Bribosia (Students4Climate Maastricht), Helena Andre (Enactus Maastricht). Moderator: Sally Thin (Fossil Free Maastricht University)

Young leaders from Maastricht are part of a world-wide movement of (high school) students taking action for a just and sustainable future. First half (10.15-11.00): come meet them and hear their stories. Second half (11.15-12.00): let's brainstorm together on how to strengthen youth leadership in Maastricht.

Recently we have seen a worldwide surge of young leaders stepping forward in the fight for a sustainable planet and liveable future. The most notable one being Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (Fridays for Future). These young leaders are no longer content waiting in the sidelines, but demand a place at the negotiating table . Their future is at stake and they know it. Embracing scientific research, putting forth high energy and great determination, they challenge our current system and aim to bring about real change. They know the time is now and the moment is theirs.

Meet the young leaders from Maastricht who are part of this global movement for change. Some of them were not born here, but they too are fighting hard for a sustainable Maastricht future for everyone. Hear their stories and get to know them and the organisations they are leading. What are their hopes and dreams? What are the challenges they are facing? What can we all do to help each other?

The first half of the Forum will be a plenary debate and discussion about young leadership in Maastricht, during the second half we will brainstorm together on how to strenghten local (youth) leadership for the Global Goals.



  • Sally Thin, PhD Researcher in the International and European Law Department (jointly with the University of Hasselt): Founder of Fossil Free Maastricht University:

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Created by Paris Cosma for Mondiaal Maastricht

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