Participation of the EU-CoE youth partnership to the First Global Forum on Youth Policies, 28-30 October, Baku, Azerbaijan
More than 122 countries in the world currently have a policy targeting youth, with another 36 updating their youth policy. The Forum wishes to build upon the World Programme of Action For Youth, adopted in 1995, and to examine what can be learnt from the past 20 years of youth policy practice. It aims to define and exemplify what it means to take youth policies forward in twenty-first century.
•To advance a current overview of the state of youth policy and a reflection on the social and developmental role of youth policies, particularly in view of the post-2015 period;
•To develop a common understanding of the needs for and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy;
•To share experiences and examples of participatory and evidence-based youth policies, their rationales and realities, their successes and shortcomings;
•To build a common understanding of guiding principles for integrated youth policy development and of the dynamics between concerned stakeholders at different levels;
•To share plans for follow-up and to develop a shared commitment to take youth policy forward.
For each of these key objectives, the Forum aims to deliver the following related key outcomes:
•A current overview of the state of youth policy and its relation to development frameworks;
•A shared understanding of rationales underpinning and principles guiding youth policy worldwide;
•A lively community spanning governmental, nongovernmental and research networks and experts;
•A strong commitment of that community of experts to integrated, participatory policy frameworks;
•A realistic set of follow-up activities with shared responsibilities to improve youth policies globally.
For more information, please visit the following links:
- Youth in the world
- Youth policy