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Building a future beyond frontiers at Iberian Forum

FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was patron of the 2022 Iberian Forum, entitled ‘Brave and Vigorous: Building a Future beyond Frontiers’.

He addressed young participants from across Europe via video statement.

He stressed the current challenges facing Europe and the world, and which particularly affect young people. These include the effects of the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, and the Covid-19 pandemic, of which young people are bearing the brunt. He called on the audience to help develop a human rights roadmap.

The Portuguese and Spanish European Youth Parliaments organised the event. It aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue, knowledge sharing and active citizenship and the development of transversal skills of the participating young people.

The event took place on 17 August.