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In the wake of what has occurred with the UK’s decision to leave the EU and a changing international landscape, many young europeans are exploring questions of national/multi-national identity, youth participation and representation, and what the future of the EU might look like. Our diverse group of speakers will explore these questions and the experiences of young people living, working, travelling and studying in the European Union.

Speakers:
*Maria Roidi (VP Youth Social Rights Network, City Councillor in Municipality of Neapolis-Sikies in Thessaloniki, Greece)
*Johnney Rhodes
*Anna Saraste (European Youth Parliament)

Have a question for our speakers? Submit it through the Q&A feature on this page, or tweet it to @GIforYouth

Can't tune into the event live? A recording will be posted to youtube immediately following the conclusion of the event, or you can follow along with the live tweets and discussion using the hashtag #GI4Youth !

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According to the United Nations, there are 106 million young people aged 15-24 living in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is 20% of the population. It is the largest proportion of young people ever in the region's history. Youth in the region confront a series of challenges like higher levels of unemployment, lower wages, and drugs.

The Next Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean Google Hangout will bring together young activists, students and leaders from the region to discuss important issues facing their communities and the world, and how they can play a role in finding solutions.

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Access to financial support is a key contributing factor to help youth make their own economic decisions and escape poverty. Providing young people with financial services, from a safe place to save to appropriately structured loans for business or education, can help reduce poverty and fuel community development.

Join us Friday May 6th at 11 am EDT to discuss financial access for youth.

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Progress has been made and voices are getting louder, but there remains a long way to go in achieving global gender equality, especially if the SDGs are to be fully realized by 2030. Join the Global Institute for Youth and global experts working towards gender equality to discuss the critical role that youth can play in continuing to close the gap and truly ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

Speakers 
*Samantha Lint (ABT Associates)
*Dr. Tabi Joda (GreenAid)
*Sadaf Ayaz (Ayaz Sisters)
*Valentine Camano 
*Vivian Onano

Moderator: Noella Bigirimana

Read the biographies of our speakers and access resources on gender equality at http://ow.ly/ZPvUZ

Watching online? Share your thoughts on twitter with the hashtag #GI4Youth!

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 GIY will be hosting a Google Hangout discussing the merits and challenges of volunteering and interning for youth today.  Three guest speakers from will join us from different countries and will share their unique volunteering and interning experiences.
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