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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

The initiative, together with the Young European Ambassadors, will organise a unique online get-together under the title “The Power of a Hashtag” from 27 to 29 April.


Discussions will explore one of the most relevant topics today. How to keep the spirit of activism alive and make positive change happen, despite the circumstances around us?


The audience will be able to discuss with five young leaders who have contributed to social change movements across the globe in areas such as human rights, the environment, digital technologies, journalism, international relations, and gender equality:


  • Moha Gerehou – anti-racism activist and a Young European leader (Spain)
  • Hera Hussain – world-famous gender tech activist and a founder of CHAYM (Scotland and Pakistan)
  • Meeri Koutaniemi – human rights activist and photographer (Finland)
  • Francesca Cavallo – one of the most inspiring female voices in art and literature today and the creator of Good Night stories for Rebel Girls (Italy)
  • Boštjan Videmšek – journalist, author and a European Climate Pact Ambassador (Slovenia)


Each session will be moderated by the Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans, while one specific panel will be devoted to the topic of ‘How youth can become a voice of change’ which will feature YEAs and their friends. The live talks will be open for questions and comments via WeBalkans Facebook and Instagram Live and European Commission (DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement) Facebook Live.

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