From 26 to 28 November, in Hall 8 of the Villepinte Exhibition Centre, 4,000 young people from all walks of life, from all over the world, gathered at COY11 to imagine and create the society of tomorrow, shake up habits, aware of the limits of our model of society. At the same time, more than 3,000 young people through the local COYs - Tokyo, Montreal, Rabat, Antananarivo, Nouméa, Abomey Calavi, Ahmedabad, Florianopolis - have embarked on the same dynamic to connect, share and galvanize their territories, aware of the same limits.
At COY11, a Manifesto was wirtten; more than 250 citizens from 55 different countries participated to this manifesto and were divided into several working groups: one for each theme and one for the values. There were no requirement to be a part of the working groups, besides motivation and being under 30 years old. The working groups members are COY participants as the manifesto was only advertised within COY (Paris COY and local COYs) networks. The views of this manifesto reflect a wide range of opinions and level of knowledge on the subject.
The COY11 was organised for a young audience and by young people. They wanted to make climate change discourse and negotiations accessible to a wide audience, regardless of age or origin.
In this sense, the COY11 has brought together several generations and a fairly wide diversity of profiles, whether in Paris or in the other COYs. A report in French can be found here.