Presentation on theme: "PRESENTATION The Structured Dialogue. What? A participative process for young people and decision-makers to discuss and elaborate recommendations jointly."— Presentation transcript:
What? A participative process for young people and decision-makers to discuss and elaborate recommendations jointly
What? A tool to ensure that youth policy reflect the rights of young people across Europe A participative process for young people and decision-makers to discuss and elaborate recommendations jointly
What? A tool to ensure that youth policy reflect the rights of young people across Europe A space for young people to contribute actively to the development of youth policy at European and National level A participative process for young people and decision-makers to discuss and elaborate recommendations jointly
Why is it a powerful tool? ✔ It involves young people in shaping policies that affect them ✔ It enables to mainstream youth in cross-sectorial policies ✔ It is a forum for continuous, joint reflection on the priorities implementation and follow-up of European cooperation in the youth field. ✔ It is a formalized participatory process to which Member States and the European Institutions are committed ✔ The outcome of the process feed into Council Resolutions approved by Member States.
The Process The Structured Dialogue is organised into 18 month cycle, each cycle being divided into three 6 month phases, corresponding to the 6 month rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU. Each Trio Presidency chooses 1 overall thematic priority on which the cycle will be focusing, and on which young people and decision-makers will jointly prepare recommendations.
The Process The Team Presidency engages in discussions with the European Commission and the European Youth Forum and holds an early consultation with the NWGs and INGYOs to define and elaborate the priority for the cycle, which is then approved by the Council of the EU
The Process Structured Dialogue Cycle 18 month – 1 overall thematic priority Trio presidency Phase 1 Phase 2Phase 3
PHASE 1 Objective: define a common understanding and bottom-up approach to the overall thematic priority, which will be the basis for the dialogue conducted in the next phases NWGs/INGYOs start discussions, exchange of views on the over thematic priority EXCHANGE Drafting the Guiding framework Launch of guiding questions YOUTH CONFERENCE Online and offline consultations on the guiding questions START CONSULTATION
PHASE 2 Objective: gather input from young people and formulate recommendations on the overall priority Gathering young people’s input and policy proposals through online and offline tools CONSULTATIONS Formulating joint- policy recommendations YOUTH CONFERENCE At European level: high level policy debate during which the EU decision-makers will give feedback on the joint recommendations At National level: NWGs get feedback from National policy makers on the joint- recommendations RECOMMENDATIONS
PHASE 3 Objective: Include the feedback received in order to increase the joint-recommendations’ accuracy, relevance and likelihood to be transformed into policy making Gathering feedback and input from decision- makers on European and National levels FEEDBACK Reformulating the conclusions Adding concrete actions YOUTH CONFERENCE Formulating final joint recommendations FINALISING RECOMMENDATIONS COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS / RESOLUTIONS Adopted by 27 Ministers for Youth COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS / RESOLUTIONS Adopted by 27 Ministers for Youth
The Process ✔ With the new process, instead of having recommendations after each phase of the cycle (3 times), we have one set of recommendations at the end of each cycle, which reflect a 18 month consultation process. ✔ The Presidency country of the last phase holds the responsibility to promote the final joint Recommendations wherever possible, in all relevant sectors, at local and European level and presents them to the Council of the European Union.
The Actors: The managing body Team Presidency Country EUROPEAN STEERING COMMITTEE -Coordinates the Structured Dialogue process -Provide guidance to the NWGs and INGYOs -Monitor and assess the progresses in the SD -Promote the outcome of the SD at political level
The Actors: The National Working Groups National Working Groups -Ministries for Youth Affairs -National Youth Councils, local Youth Council -Experts, researchers conduct consultations with young people and and regional wherever possible). Debates between young people and decision- makers Expert groups and workshops meetings Expert online consultation ORGANISE
The Actors: the INGYOs International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations conduct consultations with young people and and regional wherever possible). Debates between young people and decision- makers Expert groups and workshops meetings Expert online consultation ORGANISE
How to use the political outcomes? There can be 2 political outcomes: Joint recommendations Council Resolution, which approved at the end of themay be adopted by the MS last EUYCbased on the results of the SD process
How to use the political outcomes? ✔ Young people and youth organisations: Should promote the political outcomes at local, national and European level, to ensure that the adopted policy proposals are turned into policy making. Should remind decision-makers that the proposals were adopted jointly, and that it is their responsibility to implement youth policies that respond to young people’s rights and needs.
How to use the political outcomes? ✔ The Presidency of the EU: Should precise which recommendations from the cycle the Council endorses Should promote the Joint recommendations in a beyond the youth field Should encourage the Member States to implement the policies at National level
How to use the political outcomes? ✔ The European Commission : Should promote the joint recommendations to all relevant Commission Services (beyond the youth sector) and ensure they feed into policy making
GET INVOLVE! Through the National Youth Council of your country or INGYO (International Youth Organisation). -Take part in the online consultations -Take part in off line consultations/debate -Follow-up the recommendations
PRESENTATION NOW IT IS UP TO YOU! Get involved in the structured dialogue! Your voice matters!