European Year of Youth – More space for young people in the coming year

Monday 20 December 2021

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2021 is drawing to a close and – as every year – CESIE is reflecting on its activities over the past twelve months and preparing for the many opportunities that 2022 holds. 2022 has recently been declared the European Year of Youth. During 2022, the Commission will coordinate a series of activities in close contact with the European Parliament, the Member States, regional and local authorities, youth organisations and young people themselves.

Thanks to the event organised by Inter Alia in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, CESIE, together with others, shared and discussed its ideas and recommendations with policy makers, representatives of public and private institutions. During the meeting, there was also the opportunity to explore and plan future actions and collaborations.

Naturally, there were also sessions dedicated to the European Year of Young People. In particular, the main priorities that will guide our actions in the coming year were discussed:

  • Green
  • Participation
  • Inclusion
  • Digital transition

These four horizontal priorities represent the guiding principles that will guide CESIE’s actions in future projects, to be kept in mind in any of our initiatives. Young Europeans – one of the many groups particularly affected by the pandemic – will benefit from many opportunities to acquire new skills and competences for their professional and personal development as well as to strengthen their civic engagement and participation in the democratic life of Europe.

The European Year of Youth will also go hand in hand with NextGenerationEU, which will provide young people with new perspectives in terms of quality jobs and education and training opportunities for the Europe of the future, thereby also supporting their participation in society.

We warmly invite all young people to participate in the many events that will take place, initiatives and actions planned from January 2022 onwards.

Stay updated on this website and on the Portale dei Giovani not to miss this opportunity.