Outcomes from the EU Youth Conferences in the 8th Cycle
The EU Youth Conferences bring together EU Youth Delegates and political decision-makers – e.g. representatives from the youth ministries of the EU Member States holding the trio presidency or representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament. Together and on an equal footing they discuss the demands and wishes of young people in the EU.
The 8th cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue runs from July 2020 to December 2021. The EU Youth Conferences will take place in Germany, Portugal and Slovenia under the title “Europe for YOUth – YOUth for Europe: Space for Democracy and Participation” and on the topic of “Space and Participation for All”.
Here we have prepared a summary of the most important documents from the EU Youth Conferences.
02 – 06 October 2020 in Berlin
- At the EU Youth Conference 200 participants explored, discussed and worked on the topics youth, democracy and participation and developed ideas and demands on how the Youth Goal #9 “Space and Participation for All” could be realised. In the end, seven political demands were formulated, one for each Target of Youth Goal #9. These can be found in the “Main Outcomes”.
- In the Harvesting Summary all topics that have been discussed at the conference are clustered and the main discussion points are summarised. It includes information on Context, Programme and Outcomes of the conference and summarizes the main discussion points of each conference day as well as four annexes that give further insights on the programme, the World Café, the BarCamp sessions, and the Working Groups on Targets. In total, more than 90 pages give the possibility for in-depth reading on what was discussed at our EU Youth Conference.
- The Conference Report gives an overview of what the conference was all about. It puts the conference into context and explains how the programme was set up. Its focus lies on the outcomes of the conference and what they can be used for in the future.
- The seven demands of the EU youth delegates have already been included in the Conclusions of the Council of the European Union on “Youth and Democracy”. But they remain relevant beyond that: In the daily work of youth associations and interest groups, for example, or in political efforts at the national level. The seven postcards are available digitally and can be used in a variety of ways to disseminate the demands of young people in Europe. Individual demands can be sent specifically to political leaders, used as conversation starters, or simply printed out and used as wall decorations in a dorm room.
12 – 15 March 2021
EU Youth Conference Report and Implementation Toolbox.
26 – 30 September 2021
EU Youth Conference Joint recommendations and Report on the Implementation Phase of 8th Cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue.