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As one of the main EU youth programmes, the European Solidarity Corps has brought numerous benefits to young people and the youth sector in general all across Europe. This position paper identifies the areas for improvement for the programme as well as the elements that are working adequately, particularly in the framework of its current evaluation.
We are calling on the EU to introduce a framework on sustainable resource management with science-based binding reduction targets. This policy paper, co-produced with eight other NGOs, outlines policy recommendations and arguments in favour of urgent action.
As part of our campaign, we want to see the introduction of a proposal for an EU Directive that sets out a gold standard as to what a quality internship should look like.
The relevance of the Erasmus+ Programme gains special light in the current context of global democratic backsliding. However, there are still areas where improvements can be made to ensure that Erasmus+ appropriately reaches all young people and supports the youth sector in Europe.
Motion - Safeguarding National Youth Councils and Guaranteeing the Stability of Youth Policy in Europe
National Youth Councils all across Europe have always proven to be indispensable partners in the field of youth policy. The European Youth Forum and its member organisations categorically oppose any attempts to overtake and replace self-organised, youth-led, democratically elected and independent National Youth Councils with any other parallel structures that have been established without consulting the aforementioned National Youth Councils.
Motion - Expressing support for the safeguarding and expansion of united nations youth delegate programmes globally
The European Youth Forum member organisations are troubled by recent developments surrounding the withdrawal of funds for United Nations Youth Delegate programmes across various European countries, denounces the efforts to challenge the legitimacy of several of these programmes and calls on governments to integrate National Youth Councils and not sideline them into irrelevance.