The EU Youth Strategy is the framework for EU youth policy cooperation for 2019-2027, based on the Council Resolution of 26 November 2018. EU youth cooperation shall make the most of youth policy’s potential. It fosters youth participation in democratic life; it also supports social and civic engagement and aims to ensure that all young people have the necessary resources to take part in society.

11 European Youth Goals

The EU Youth Strategy focuses on three core areas of action, around the three words: Engage- Connect -Empower, while working on joined-up implementation across sectors.

During a 2017-2018 dialogue process which involved young people from all over Europe, 11 European Youth Goals were developed. These goals identify cross-sectoral areas that affect young people’s lives and point out challenges. The EU Youth Strategy should contribute to realising this vision of young people. The EU Youth Strategy is based on several instruments, such as mutual learning activities, Future National Activities Planners, EU Youth Dialogue, EU Youth Strategy Platform and Evidence-base tools.

The EU Youth coordinator is the European Commission’s contact and visible reference point for young people. More information on the youth policy cooperation before 2019 can be found in the archives, including Council conclusions and resolutions adopted in the field of youth policy between 2010 and 2018.

European Youth Goals

The aim of the 6th cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue – Youth in Europe: What’s next? which took place in 2017/2018 – was to collect voices of young people and contribute together to creating the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027. As a result, eleven European Youth Goals were developed. These goals reflect the views of European youth and represent the vision of those active in the EU Youth Dialogue:

  1. Connecting EU with Youth
  2. Equality of All Genders
  3. Inclusive Societies
  4. Information & Constructive Dialogue
  5. Mental Health & Wellbeing
  6. Moving Rural Youth Forward
  7. Quality Employment for All
  8. Quality Learning
  9. Space and Participation for All
  10. Sustainable Green Europe
  11. Youth Organisations & European Programmes

The EU Youth Strategy should contribute to realising this vision of young people by mobilising EU level policy instruments as well as actions at national, regional and local level by all stakeholders.

Structured Dialogue National Working Group

In Romania, the National Working Group on Structured Dialogue is created by the Youth and Sport Ministry and has the following component:

-Consiliul Tineretului din România (CTR)

– Fundația Județeană pentru Tineret Timiș (FITT)

– Alianța Națională a Organizațiilor Studențești din România (ANOSR)

-Federația Forumul Tinerilor din România (FTR)

– Uniunea Studenților din România (USR)

– Organizația de tineret –Blocul Național Sindical (OT-BNS)

– Federația YMCA România