The European Youth Goals came about through the EU Youth Dialogue process. Youth Dialogue is the flagship participation methodology the EU uses to engage young people and bring them together with policy makers.
The 11 Goals which emerged cover a diverse range of thematic areas such as connecting young people to the EU, mental health and wellbeing, gender equality, rural youth and quality employment. The Goals represent the concerns and issues of priority for young people from across Europe. 50,000 young people, including young people from Ireland, participated in a collaborative consultation with policy makers. You can read more or watch our videos to discover Youth Dialogue and the European Youth Goals in more detail.
With the uncertainty of COVID-19 the past weeks have been a worrying and frightening time for us all. Nevertheless, hopefully this time also gives people the opportunity to get their creative hats on and to start thinking about the types of projects they would like to set up with the young people they work with.
Youth Dialogue “Support for Policy Reform” is part of Key Action 3 of Erasmus+. It supports projects that give young people the opportunity to come together with policy and decision makers. They become involved in decision making and policy processes that affect their lives. Many opportunities exist for projects to take place at a local, national or European level. The European Youth Goals, which cover a vast array of thematic areas, are an excellent policy tool for organisations to link to their project. You can find out more about Key Action 3 on our website. The next deadline for applications is 11am on Thursday 07 May.
Over the past few days I’ve chatted with Dermot, Jean-Marie and Dean who contribute to NYCI’s Young Voices Youth Dialogue process at a national level. Furthermore they’ve participated in the EU Youth Dialogue process at a European level, which led to the development of the European Youth Goals. We hope that their experiences and tips will inspire you to consider your own Key Action 3 European project.
With this in mind here are a few key points from our conversations. Sit back, relax and watch the videos in full to find out more!
Watch Dermot’s video (17:30) for an activity to do with your young people to connect to the Goals! You can download the resource he uses here.
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