Published on March 18th, 2019

Human Rights issues are not easy to tackle and there are many different areas to talk about. During the convention, the participants gained insights into various of these areas, to become aware of how many discussions and problems there are in Europe when it comes to Human Rights. Most dominant were discussions about the situation in Hungary and Poland, the Rule of Law, the situation with migrants in Europe, women’s rights, as well as Equal Rights, but also Human Rights how the EU can and should react to Human Rights violations outside of its borders.

Therefore we, the participants of the Y Vote Convention about Youth & the World, propose the following recommendations:

Equal Rights

We encourage the European Union to create a European platform for victims of sexual harassment or sexual violence in order to unite them and create a network for exchange and support.

We encourage the European Union to train teachers in gender equality and its importance as a fundamental right, as well as promote and fund the implementation of gender classes in school for all students.

Freedom of speech

We recommend the European Union to inform young citizens in rural areas about the importance of independent media, avoiding hate speech and recognition of fake news by providing non-formal education and awareness raising campaigns.

Human Rights outside of the EU

We are proposing a mandatory tax for the EU member states, which will be used to support various European humanitarian projects aiding and providing people in third world countries with food, clean water, education and more.

We also suggest a program similar to the European Solidarity Corps, which will help young students engage in volunteer work outside of the EU, specifically in third world countries.

We propose for the EU to make it mandatory for non-FairTrade companies to have shocking pictures and/or disclaimers about the production conditions on the packaging of their products, similar to tobacco products.

Human Rights inside the EU

We strongly encourage the European Union to install a measure that is both legitimate and effective to penalise member states that violate rule of law.

We encourage European politicians at all levels to publicly speak up when a member state threatens European values, in particular the rule of law.

We recommend that at least 20% of the members of the European parliament are under the age of 40.

We recommend the European Union to adopt a stronger and more decisive policy against multinational companies at the use of private data.


We strongly encourage the EU to educate its citizens and migrants upon the respective cultures and languages.

We encourage the EU to prioritise migration issues by increasing the funds for FRONTEX and distributing migrants among the member states to further proceed with the application process.

We strongly encourage the EU to implement intercultural education in the security sector, especially among officers with low ranks working in the field, to prepare them to handle situations concerning migrants with appropriate attitude.

We strongly encourage the usage of new technologies such as biometric recognition in combination with fingerprints to create valid ID cards for migrants, which would provide health and social services, language classes and the possibility to get language degrees.

Drafted by
Alberto Martín de Arriba, Alejandro Rodríguez Muñoz, Aleksandra Naydenova, Anastazija Terze, Angelo Vitale, Angelo Vitale , Anna Bagladi, Bekir Chelik, Borbély Eliza, Branimir Radović, Davide Martinez Rivero, Elena Brendecke, Eryka Palusińska, Eva Rijn, Françeska Çollaku, Gianluca Rossino, hans markus kalmer, Jasmin Kaiser, Javad Khalilli, Josef Mayr, Kamil Zyzik, Konstantin Merkulov, Leonie Horn, Liis tammekand, Maaike Heijdenrijk, Mareike Walkling, Maria Giovanna Sciascia , Marta Begović, Miriam Maier, Mitko Tatarov , Moa Ryberg, Najoua Belayane, Nensi Marinović, Rebeca Alvarez, siret siim, Stefka Bodurova, Yasine Ajlane and Zarifa Behbudzada.

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