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Conference 'Youth in 2020 - the Future of Youth Policies'

1-3 October, Budapest
European Youth Centre


The EU-CoE youth partnership organised the Conference "Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies", 1-3 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary. The conference discussed trends and challenges in the youth field in Europe and their possible implications for European youth policy, youth work and research.

This conference had the vocation to contribute to furthering constructive reflection in the above mentioned directions, in the midst of the implementation of the institutional strategies, the EU Strategy for Youth “Investing and Empowering” and “Agenda 2020” describing the future of the Council of Europe youth policy.

The aims of the conference are:

  • to deepen the knowledge of the current and expected future situation and needs of young people in Europe;
  • to discuss what role may and should youth policy, research and youth work play, on different levels, in the current context of crisis and beyond;
  • to enhance the perspectives for young people in Europe, in particular those on the margins of societies/communities.

155 participants from research, practice, policy from all over Europe and beyond, in particular from the regions of South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus, and South Mediterranean region participate in the event: youth experts and young people, but a certain number comes from beyond/outside of the youth field: employment, education, health etc.

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Video: Youth in 2020 – The future of youth policies
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"Youth in 2020" conference on the European Commission's website

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Orange-Magazine on Facebook
Video coverage by EU Observer

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