Seminar on Youth Participation in the EECA context was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on 15-16 October 2014. It was organized by the partnership between European Commission and Council of Europe in the field of youth in cooperation with the Ministry for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Moldova and the SALTO Resource Centre for Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
Around 50 policy makers, researchers, youth workers and trainers, youth NGO representatives and activists, mostly from the EECA region but also other European countries were attending the seminar to discuss the realities, needs and tendencies of youth participation, possibilities of its promotion and to come up with recommendations for the region to foster youth participation in the policy processes in the region.
The seminar was officially launched by Octavian Bodisteanu, Minister for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Moldova, Ambassador PirkkaTapiola, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Moldova and José Luis Herrero, Head of Office of the Council of Europe in the Republic of Moldova.
Participants also had a chance to share the good examples of youth participation from their own countries, among which local co-management structures, mobile applications for youth active participation, non-formal education weeks in schools, local youth centres, youth banks, etc.