Yesterday was a very important day for youth policy within the European Union; the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council of the EU, or the Ministers of EU member states in charge of these portfolios, adopted some important documents:
• The Council reached a partial general approach (the Council's position) on a proposal for a Regulation on the European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027;
• The Council also adopted a Resolution on the new EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and held a debate on its implementation. The strategy is expected to develop its cross-sectoral approach by addressing the needs of young people in other EU policy areas; the Strategy includes the 11 Youth Goals, results of the 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue between the EU and young people;
• Ministers adopted Conclusions on the role of youth work in the context of migration and refugee matters. Based on evidence from the EU Youth Report 2015 and taking into account political developments, national governments are working, together with the European Commission, on prioritising the integration of young people with a migrant background, including newly-arrived migrants and refugees.
More information, and the related documents, can be found at this link.