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Celebrating the European Year of Youth 2022
Introducing the European Year of Youth 2022
Last September, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that 2022 would be the European Year of Youth (EYY). This is the perfect time for the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps family in Ireland to put the spotlight on what it has already achieved when it comes to involving young people.
It is also an occasion to take stock with young people on how they see their place in the future, and what steps we should take together to make youth engagement a permanent feature of our programmes.
How Can You Get Involved?
Firstly, we would like to ask you to think about how you could give even more opportunities to young people, under the umbrella of the European Year of Youth. Both the budget of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps have been reinforced for this celebratory year, which means that this year, young people will have more opportunities than ever to be part of an active and engaged community. They can explore a Youth Participation activity or a Solidarity Project for example.
Where Can You Find More Information?
- an activities map
- a youth policy section
- a section on news and stories on how the European Commission hopes to work with young people in the future.
This is the best place to visit to stay informed about everything happening across Europe for Youth in 2022. You can filter by topic, country and dates.
A button on the portal has been made available so that you can upload organised youth activities and events by yourself. We in Léargas will act as a validator of these activities and once validated they will appear on the portal. We encourage you to upload, promote and get inspired by youth activities. If you have any queries, you can contact our dedicated European Year of Youth team.
How Can You Help Us Welcome in the European Year of Youth?
On 22 March 2022 we will be welcoming in the European Year of Youth at our 'Connecting with Europe' event. The event will explore how young people can access opportunities in Europe through information and support initiatives like Eurodesk and Youth Wiki. There will be stands with information on European opportunities for young people and interactive and networking activities will take place throughout the day. To book your place visit the Connecting with Europe event page.
How Can You Spread The Word?
We also encourage you to use the official hashtags #EuropeanYearOfYouth and #EYY2022 in your social media posts. The European Commission is also developing a visual identity, that will be available in the coming weeks.
Let me assure you that we will make every effort to work with you to make this a successful and memorable European Year of Youth. I very much look forward to seeing youth initiatives being showcased across the EU and I count on you all to help us develop a strong national narrative to inspire the new generation of Europeans.
Executive Director, Léargas