The European Council, EU Heads of State and Government, meet in Brussels today. Among other things on their agenda is the EU’s budget for the next 7 years. The European Youth Forum calls on EU leaders to invest in youth and demonstrate a strong commitment to a fairer and more sustainable Europe.
The European Youth Forum deeply regrets that today’s discriminatory actions by Poland and Hungary towards LGBTQI people have prevented the adoption of pioneering Council Conclusions on “Gender Equality, Youth and Digitalisation”.
Today, 26 November 2018, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS Council), met to discuss key portfolios for youth in Europe that will shape the future of volunteering, youth work and education for the coming decade.
This toolkit aims at supporting European Youth Capitals in such an important policy coordination exercise. In line with the European Youth Forum’s goal of mainstreaming youth across different policy areas it is also important to take a consideration other important policies and trends such as human rights cities, sustainable development, building inclusive societies etc.
On Tuesday 25 September, Luis Alvarado, President of the European Youth Forum met with Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Committee of the Regions, the EU institution representing regional and local authorities.
A simple answer: yes, but also with room for improvements.
Today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, presented the UN Youth Strategy in an event chaired by Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. It has been a document which the European Youth Forum and other youth organisations have been waiting for with anticipation.
With the new EU Youth Strategy being currently negotiated in the Council of the EU, the momentum is here to build an impactful and open EU Youth Dialogue - a youth participation instrument that will succeed the Structured Dialogue with young people as of 2019.
In May 2018 the European Commission launched a Communication on a new EU Youth Strategy for time period 2019-2027. For the first time it proposed to establish EU Youth Coordinator. This paper proposes concrete measures to shape the EU Coordinator's position, so it can serve for youth policy coordination within the European Commission.
This document lays down the position of the European Youth Forum on the new DiscoverEU action for the Erasmus programme 2021-2027. It analyses the proposal from a youth perspective and outlines some concrete proposals as to how to improve the action and make it aligned with the vision of youth organisations for the Youth Chapter of the Erasmus+
Earlier in August, the Guardian published a series of articles regarding sexual harassment at the United Nations. The European Youth Forum is appalled that a UN Senior Advisor responsible for youth partnerships is currently under investigation for sexual misconduct.