On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  – 17th of October  – up to 300 ONE Youth Ambassadors from across Europe – gathered in Brussels in order to raise awareness amongst Members of the European Parliament on the crucial role of EU aid in the fight against extreme poverty. EU40 is proud to have co-organised the Summit together with ONE.

The ONE Youth Ambassadors Summit 2017 took place at the European Parliament and was co-hosted by MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky (EPP), Kati Piri (S&D) and Urmas Paet (ALDE). The Youth Ambassadors were also welcomed by MEPs Siegfried Muresan (EPP), Teresa Jiménez Becerril Barrio (EPP), Tiemo Woelken (S&D) and Heidi Hautala (Greens) with whom they exchanged views on why #PovertyisSexist and how it can be eradicated.

The full discussion is available on Twitter Moments at this LINK.

Please find below pictures from the event:

 

Credits: © European Union 2017

Click HERE to read an article published by Euractiv regarding the ONE Youth Summit 2017.

ONE’s Youth Ambassador programme brings together over 300 young activists over 7 countries (France, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands), representing 20 EU nationalities.

Youth Ambassadors are passionate about fighting extreme poverty – they press their governments and other political representatives to take action and work within their communities to raise awareness on international development issues.

#PovertyisSexist #GirlsCount #ONEYouth17