Today was a big news day for the European Commission. It released not one, but three key documents offering proposals for what the future of Europe could look like and more importantly how we can get there.
On 14-15th of December, the EU Heads of State and Government will gather in Brussels. This is the very last European Council meeting of 2017 – and youth related issues are overwhelmingly on the agenda.
The policy paper outlines the political demands of the European Youth Forum and its member organisations in view of the negotiations and adoptions of the Erasmus+ successor programme within the post-2020 EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). While acknowledging that the Erasmus+ successor programme needs to cover education in all contexts and at all levels, be it formal education, non-formal education and informal learning, this policy paper focuses on the objectives of the separated youth and non-formal education chapter of the Erasmus+ successor Programme.
The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit highlighted the key role played by young people on both continents as key actors within the Africa-EU Partnership. At the summit, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 9-11 October2017, delegates representing African, European and Diaspora youth organisations put forward a number of recommendations to be presented to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, on 29-30 November, the overarching theme of which will be “Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future”.