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- What is it: The Structured Dialogue is a process for discussions between young people and policy makers about different themes, to make sure the opinions of young people are taken into account in defining the EU’s youth policies.
- UK: In the UK the Structured Dialogue process is managed by the British Youth Council through the UK Young Ambassadors
- UK Young Ambassadors: The Young Ambassadors are a team of 12 young people (aged 18-25) from across the United Kingdom with diverse backgrounds and experiences. They reach out to their communities and networks to listen to the concerns and views of young people which they take to international forums and meetings to ensure they are heard at the highest level. They receive training and support to develop their skills and knowledge to do this effectively.
Find out more about Structured Dialogue on the European Youth Portal.
The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. It represents 100 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations.The Youth Forum brings together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe, organised in order to represent their common interests.
The second edition of the European Youth Event (EYE) took place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016. During the event, young people exchanged ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues, developed innovative solutions to crucial questions for the future and met with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience. At the same time the EYE provided an opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity within the European Union through the staging of various artistic performances and spectacles.
The EYE2018 will take place from 1-2 June in the European Parliament (Strasbourg) along with the Yo!Fest. Learn more about the event on the official website and stay tuned on our social media to follow the Eurodesk Delagation!
The eighth edition of the European Youth Week took place across Europe from 1 to 7 May 2017. It highlighted the solidarity and social commitment of young people in Europe, informed and celebrated the Erasmus+ programme and served to listen to young people's ideas on how to shape the future of EU youth policy.
With the slogan "Shape it, move it, be it", European Youth Week encouraged young people to shape their future by participating in the discussions on the future of EU youth policy, to move abroad with Erasmus+ mobility expereience and to be part of the newly launched European Solidarity Corps, which gives an opportunity to young people to express their solidarity with those in need.
We created a designated page for European Youth Week where you can find all the information in one place!
The UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.
The UK Youth Parliament has over 364 representatives (369 seats for elected Members of Youth Parliament, all aged 11-18. MYPs are usually elected in annual youth elections throughout the UK. Any young person aged 11-18 can stand or vote.
Once elected MYPs organise events and projects, run campaigns and influence decision makers on the issues which matter most to young people. All MYPs have the opportunity to meet once a year at the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting.