Youth Progress Index'23 Launch Event, 18 October 2023
The European Youth Forum is proud to host the Youth Progress Index'23 Launch Event on 18 October 2023 at Bozar, to mark the latest edition of the Youth Progress Index and shed light on why the EU is stagnating when it comes to youth progress.
What is the Youth Progress Index?
Come and discover the first ever comprehensive tool developed to give the full story of what life is like for a young person today, independent of economic indicators. What to expect?
- 15:30 / doors open
- 15:30 - 16:00 / registration ✍️
- 16:00 - 17:00 / welcome, keynote speech and presentation of the Youth Progress Index results
- 17:00 - 18:00 / panel discussion and Q&A
- Introductory remarks: María Rodríguez Alcázar - President, European Youth Forum
- Keynote speech: Bora Muzhaqi - Minister of State for Youth and Children, Albania
- Presentation: Andreea-Alexandra Scriosteanu - Board Member, European Youth Forum
- Matjaž Gruden - Director of Democratic Participation at the Council of Europe
- Elena Kountouri Tapiero - UN Regional Representative for Europe
- Hanna Stahle - Head of Foresight and Innovation at Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea)
- Cristina Bacalso - Members of the Pool of European Youth Researchers
Why should you join?
The launch event for the Youth Progress Index'23, bringing together academics, politicians, and experts, is an important milestone in creating a better Europe for young people.
Youth Progress Index'23 results provide you a deep dive into the state of young people’s wellbeing, access to rights, and quality of living. You will find out what it's like to be a young person today, which countries managed to improve the living conditions for young people and which on the other hand haven't made any progress.
The detailed country-by-country review reveals that Europe made nearly no progress since 2019, and it is second-worst only to North America, where youth progress is in decline.
Most importantly, you will get hands-on experience on how to use the Youth Progress Index in your daily work to help you understand young people's issues better, and to define more inclusive and efficient policies and projects using data.
📅 Wednesday 18 October 2023, from 16:00 to 18:00
🎟️ Tickets are for free, you need to register to get your spot! Register below👇
📌 Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels
Frozen Progress for Young Europeans
Young peoples’ lives have changed significantly over the past 50 years, and will no doubt look very different 50 years from now. But what's it like to be a young person today?
The new Youth Progress Index, paints a grim picture for Europe’s youth.
The Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen, closed this year’s State of the European Union speech by highlighting the need to create a continent where young people can be their true selves, reach their full potential, reconcile with nature, lead in new technologies, and thrive in freedom and peace. Thus, it is crucial to have measurements to assess whether or not these aims are indeed fulfilled.
On the 18th of October, the European Youth Forum will release the third edition of the Youth Progress Index. Our results provide a deep dive into the state of young people’s wellbeing, access to rights, and quality of living. The detailed country-by-country review reveals that Europe made nearly no progress since 2019 (the year of the last European elections), and it is second-worst only to North America, where youth progress is in decline.
The launch event for the Youth Progress Index, bringing together academics, politicians, and experts, is an important milestone in creating a better continent for young people. Join this event to understand why the EU is stagnating when it comes to youth progress and what paradigm shift we need to improve youth wellbeing.