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1 1 YOUTH POLICY SYMPOSIUM Odessa, July 2011 Sergej KOPERDAK Head of Unit, Youth Policy DG Education and Culture European Commission

2 2 Overall objectives: 1. To create more and equal opportunities for all young people in education and on the labour market 2. To promote active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity of all young people Youth Strategy VideoVideo EU YOUTH STRATEGY

3 3 Approximately 100 million young people (15 -29) in the EU: 1/5 EU citizens 1/7 young people leave school early, with only basic qualifications at best. In May 2011, youth unemployment rate 20.4% in EU27 Mean age of leaving the parental household: 27.6 for men, 25.2 for women 37% babies born outside of marriage (2006) 43% would like to set up their own business/6% have already set up their own business EU Youth Statistics

4 1 Team Presidency ES-BE-HU Youth Employment – overall theme for trio & SD CREATIVITY & CULTURE YOUTH & THE WORLD SOCIAL INCLUSION EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES EDUCATION & TRAINING PARTICIPATION HEALTH & WELL-BEING Spain – Active Inclusion Belgium-Youth Work & Culture Hungary- Participation STRUCTURED DIALOGUE EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING YOUTH WORK CROSS-SECTORAL COOPERATION

5 5 Council Resolution on the active inclusion of young people: combating unemployment and poverty Spain – Social Inclusion

6 6 Council Conclusions on Youth Access to Culture Council Resolution on Youth Work Council Conclusions on the European and International Policy Agendas on Children, Youth and Children's Rights Belgium – Youth Work, Culture & Children

7 7 Resolution on the Structured Dialogue with Young People on Youth Employment Resolution on Encouraging New and Effective Forms of Participation of all Young People in Democratic Life in Europe Hungary–Participation

8 1 Team Presidency PL-DK-CY Participation – overall theme Corresponds with Art. 165 of the Lisbon Treaty and the EU Youth Strategy. CREATIVITY & CULTURE YOUTH & THE WORLD SOCIAL INCLUSION PARTICIPATION VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES EDUCATION & TRAINING EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP HEALTH & WELL-BEING PL – Youth & the World DK – Creativity & Innovation CY – Participation & Social Inclusion

9 9 Nearly 50% of young people say they participate in an organisation (sport club, youth or cultural organisation). Close to 25% stated that they have participated in voluntary activities in the past year. 80% voted in elections at local, regional, national or EU level at least once in the last three years. YoM Eurobarometer – May 2011

10 10 LSE Study on Youth Participation in Democratic Life (June 2012) Structured Dialogue Youth Portal Youth Card Commissions Contribution to Participation during the Team Presidency PL-DK-CY

11 Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field lists possible initiatives, such as: Provide opportunities for young people to exchange views with policy-makers on global issues Foster mutual understanding among young people from all over the world through dialogue Encourage young people to participate in development cooperation Youth & the World

12 12 EU-China Year of Youth Youth Policy Symposium, Odessa, Ukraine, July 2011 (EU-CoE youth partnership) EU-Canada Roundtable on Youth Participation, Helsinki, Finland, 2-4 October 2011 Youth Participation Symposium, Tunis, Tunisia, 7- 9 November 2011 (EU-CoE youth partnership) Youth & the World Activities in 2011

13 13 Youth Portal YoM Card label European Youth Forum (YFJ) Next years annual event (?) Eastern Europe & Caucasus


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