Eurodesk aims to inform young people about European opportunities both in terms of mobility and participation. As the editor of the European Youth Portal, the Eurodesk network empowers and encourages young people to be active citizens of Europe, to voice their concerns and take part in policy processes.
Eurodesk is an observer of the EU Youth Dialogue, a dialogue mechanism between young people and policy-makers. It is a consultative process, implemented by the European Commission and Council of the EU, aimed to get first-hand input from young people.
Eurodesk Brussels Link participates in the Youth Dialogue by attending and reporting on the EU Youth Conferences’ outcomes. Depending on the countries, Eurodesk national coordinators participate and/or promote the dialogue at national level. Grants are available to organisations willing to organise national projects, some of the Eurodesk multipliers are carrying local youth forums.
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The EU Youth Dialogue is a dialogue mechanism between young people and decision makers taking place in the framework of the EU Youth Strategy. It aims to ensure that the opinion, views and needs of young people and youth organisations are taken into account when defining the EU's youth policies.
It supports the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 which focuses on three main core areas “connect, engage and empower” and encourages cooperation between the EU countries in respect to all issues concerning young people.
The Youth Dialogue happens in 18-month work cycles. The current cycle (from 2019 to mid-2020) focuses on “Creating opportunities for Youth” with three sub-themes, focusing on:
- Future of work and quality employment;
- Access to youth work and education and training of youth workers;
- Opportunities for rural youth.
The Trio Presidency takes the lead role, in close cooperation with the European Commission and the National Agencies, as well as with the European Youth Forum and other youth civil society representative.
You can take part in the Youth Dialogue via the national working groups. Young people can also apply to organise activities through the Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 3. For more information check the European Youth Portal or the European Youth Forum.
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