EYW 2013 provides an opportunity to assess the Structured Dialogue and for young people to become engaged in a review of the process, a measure announced by Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the EU Youth Conference in Dublin on 11 March 2013. Representatives of all National Working Groups and some International Non-governmental Youth Organisations (INGYO) will meet in Brussels on 27-29 May 2013 to draw conclusions for the future directions of the Structured Dialogue.
The young people participating in the Structured Dialogue at EYW are nominated from National Working Groups and INGYOs and so already have experience of the process.
The results of the Week’s discussions in Brussels will be presented as « conclusions » which will be transmitted to a full dialogue with policy-makers towards the end of 2013. Based on that dialogue « Joint Recommendations for consideration and implementation by Youth Ministers from all of the EU’s 27 Member States » will be addressed to the Council of Youth Ministers.
In the very spirit of Structured Dialogue, this ensures that the voices of European youth are heard – and listened to!
To find out more about how the Structured Dialogue works in practice, see the SD page of this website.