Youth Policy Development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

18 - 19 June 2008, Budapest, Hungary

The EU-CoE youth partnership organised a workshop on youth policy development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, on 18 and 19 June 2008, with the support of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.

The event brought together 17 participants, most of whom came from the countries in the region. The majority came from the non-governmental youth sector, but government representatives and researchers in the youth field also attended the seminar.

The objective of the workshop was to promote youth policy development by encouraging regional dialogue involving the countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus and through information sharing.

Ample time was allowed for the presentation of reports by participants on the situation of youth policy in their respective countries. The seminar then gradually began to focus on   identifying the practical challenges arising and teh main needs in respect of further progress in youth policy development, and on how regional co-operation can be a valuable tool to overcoming barriers so as to improve young people's situation in the countries concerned.

The seminar resulted in a number of proposals for follow-up and future practical steps to improve the development of youth policy in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus region.

 Full report of the workshop