During the 6th cycle if the EU Youth Dialogue – Youth in Europe: What’s next? which was in 2017/2018 – young people were called to gather their voices and contribute to create the EU Youth Strategy 2019 – 2027 to serve the EU youth programmes.
The result of this dialogue has been the development of 11 European Youth Goals. The EU Youth Strategy should contribute to realising this vision of young people by mobilising EU level policy instruments as well as actions at national, regional and local level by all stakeholders.
“These goals reflect the views of European youth and represent the vision of those active in the EU Youth Dialogue” [European Commission]
Here we list the eleven European Youth Goals 2019-2027.
The EU Youth Strategy is the framework for EU youth policy cooperation for 2019-2027, based on the Council Resolution of 26 November 2018. According to its aims, youth cooperation shall make the most of youth policy’s potential. Furthermore, it fosters youth participation in democratic life, supports social and civic engagement and aims to ensure that all young people have the necessary resources to take part in society.
The EU Youth Strategy focuses around 3 words: Engage, Connect, Empower. It also works on joined-up implementation across sectors.
With “Engage” the EU Youth Strategy aims towards a meaningful civic, economic, social, cultural and political participation of young people. (Read what Member States and the European Commission are invited to do and about the planned activities)
Connections, relations and exchange of experience are a pivotal asset for solidarity and the future development of the European Union. This connection happens through different forms of mobility. (Read what Member States and the European Commission are invited to do and about the planned activities)
Empowerment of young people means encouraging them to take charge of their own lives. Today, young people across Europe are facing diverse challenges and youth work in all its forms can serve as a catalyst for empowerment. (Read what Member States and the European Commission are invited to do and about the planned activities)