The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

DEADLINE: 05-04-2019



This conference will take place in Lithuania, from 17 to 20 June 2019.

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

This year we are celebrating 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. Lithuania will organise at that occasion the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum. The event will focus on “Critical thinking through media literacy and active participation”.
The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

The event will gather youth and youth work representatives, around 250 participants: each EaP country with 10 delegates from youth, organizations and institutions working with youth, EaP Youth ambassadors network representatives, 34 “Erasmus+” programme countries with 2 delegates per country, team of facilitators and experts, other European Union, Council of Europe, national agency and international youth organizations representatives.

What is the Forum about?

The planned Eastern Partnership Youth Forum will be the fourth conference dedicated to issues which matter young people, organised in the margins of the Eastern Partnership Summit. The previous Eastern Partnership youth forum took place in Lithuania (2013), Latvia (2015) and Poland (2017) focusing on social inclusion and employment/employability respectively.

The main objectives of the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum are:

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, highlight the impact and achievements;
Provide opportunities for young people to contribute to the high level discussions about a joint vision for European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, and to convey recommendations to the Eastern Partnership Summit in 2020;
Foster discussions and unity between delegates of European Union and Eastern Partnership regions on the changing landscape of youth demands and youth policy;
Encourage further cooperation, partnerships and good practice exchange among young people, youth workers, organizations and institutions dealing with youth policy in European Union and Eastern Partnership countries;
Collect the opinions of young people on Critical thinking, media literacy and active participation and inform the discussions of Eastern Partnership High level Summit in 2020.

Profile of participants

Participants should have one of the following profiles:

‘Active’ young people who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum from their own experience, for instance those working in a youth organisation, NGO and civil society organisation, involved in youth projects and programmes, volunteering, community activities, founders of (social) enterprises – both at local and transnational level.
Youth workers, and those working with young people in one of the thematic fields of the Forum.

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