Presentation on theme: "EUROPEAN UNION’S NEW STRATEGY FOR YOUTH: INVESTING & EMPOWERING."— Presentation transcript:
EUROPEAN UNION’S NEW STRATEGY FOR YOUTH: INVESTING & EMPOWERING
VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES SOCIAL INCLUSION CREATIVITY & CULTURE YOUTH & THE WORLD EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP HEALTH & WELL-BEING PARTICIPATION EDUCATION & TRAINING EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING STRUCTURED DIALOGUE CROSS-SECTORAL COOPERATION YOUTH WORK
3 A NEW STRATEGY YOUTH – INVESTING & EMPOWERING A long term strategy (9 years) with a short term impact (3 years)! A priority of the EU social agenda Mobilizing all the 8 key policies in all Member States Putting greater resources in these policy areas Promoting the potential of ALL young people
4 Health & Well being Paragraph on youth health in the Communication on promoting young people's full participation in education, employment and society (2007) Council Resolution on Health and Well-being of Young people adopted on 20 November 2008 ( French Presidency) Youth Health Initiative launched by DG SANCO on 10 July 2009 Health and Well-being of Young People = one of the eight action fields of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010 – 2018) Chapter on Health and Well-being in the European Youth Report.
5 Evidence: the EU Youth Report 20% of young people suffer from mental disorders 17 % of people aged 15-24 are overweight, 9% are underweight In 2006, 7341 young people died by suicide 3 million young people aged 15-34 use cannabis daily These are causes or outcomes of chronic illnesses that can be PREVENTED!
HEALTH & WELL-BEING INITIATIVES Mobilise all stakeholders at local level to detect and help young people at risk Promote training for youth workers and youth leaders on health issues Encourage healthy lifestyles Mental health Sexual health Sport Healty Life style Injuries Eating disorders Addictions Substance abuse PROMOTE PREVENT
7 Youth work Non-formal learning and well-being Soft skills Creativity Entrepreneurship Intercultural learning =>Employability and Social inclusion Emotional skills Social skills Critical thinking Risk awareness => Health Learning to learn ICT skills Financial literacy Media literacy => Education Development of skills through non-formal and informal learning Well-being FOR ALL
Youth in Action Programme 5 actions 886 Mio € (2007-2013) 130 000 participants each year 5 application deadlines per year 1728 projects related to health for 2007-2009 Youth exchanges European Voluntary Service Youth Initiatives Democracy projects Youth worker supportYouth policy cooperation
Youth in Action Programme Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities -disability and health issues- is a priority of the programme Inclusion projects get priority over projects of equal quality Coverage of exceptional costs – flexible procedures multi measure agreements What do young people get out of it? mobility, foreign languages, intercultural learning, social skills, personal development Youth pass: recognition of non formal learning
YiA Projects for young people with health issues and disability Groups of young patients from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia meet in Hungary to do creative work on identity, culture and their position in society. At the end of the week they perform street theatre about the situation they face and show creative solutions. Hungary national patient platform sets up an international partnership building seminar to do exchanges or EVS afterwards. This gives the chance to discuss with youth workers from different countries dealing with young patients, get to know each other and see how to develop projects together. Youth Exchanges Training and Networking
YiA Projects for young people with health issues and disability Domenico, 30, Italian, physical disability due to asphylaxia at birth EVS volunteer in Malta with NGO Razett tal-Hibberija helping people with disabilities Cleaning the animal park-welcoming visitors-help in therapeutic swimming sessions Eva, 28, Flemish, Usher’s Syndrome (deaf and almost blind) EVS volunteer in Greece in a rehabilitation centre Taking care of disabled children organizing free time activities European Voluntary Service
Resources National Agencies of the Youth in Action programme http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth/doc152_en.htm#sectNAS SALTO Inclusion - working with people with fewer opportunities http://www.salto-youth.net/rc/inclusion/ SALTO Inclusion booklets SALTO Inclusion newsletter Toolbox for Youth work and Training trainings for Youth workers
Evidence based youthhealth policy making Studies on: -Youth indicators on health -EU Youth Report 2012 EU-CoE youth partnership -European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy webpage on Young people's health: http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth partnership/ekcyp/BGKNGE/Health.html December 2008 Research Seminar on Health and Well Being of Young people: http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth- partnership/documents/Publications/Newsletter/Youth_Partnership_march09.pdf End of 2010 publication on Youth health and well-being
Participation of young people in health policy making Youth health Conference 2009 –interaction with young people and youth organizations from all over Europe Involvement of young people and a youth event during the 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health Youth health event in Torino, European Youth capital 2010 Event on youth health inequalities at the European Parliament in Brussels, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum Youth health website and Facebook: http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/youth/index_en.htm http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=62728639670
Key message Get skills through YiA projects Participate to health policy making EU wants to include ALL young people and hear also your voice!
THANK YOU! MORE INFORMATION: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm