Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
Symposium on Well-being of Young People in Eastern Europe and Caucasus 11-12 June 2012, Tbilisi, Georgia organised in cooperation with Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia
Better dialogue between youth activists and youth workers, researchers and policy-makers, combined with greater social and political recognition of youth work is a formula for enhancing the development of young people. The exchange of best practices among the countries of the wider European region and beyond is seen as a priority action by the youth partnership. Acting on this vision, the EU-COE youth partnership organized in Tbilisi, Georgia 11-12 June 2012 a further symposium dedicated to knowledge-based approaches in youth policy-making and focusing in particular to the topic of the health and well-being of young people.
Over 80 participants, experts and facilitators examined the scope and purpose of youth interventions that can be shown to have a preventive effect in terms of both mental and physical well-being, as well as questions arising from the right to the highest possible levels of access to health services and the linkages across sectors that can ensure success in health promotion.
Symposium on Youth Policy in Eastern Europe and Caucasus (July 2011)
Earlier events held in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus revealed a lack of information and knowledge about the situation of youth policy, youth work and its structures in the region.
The produced reports were presented at the Symposium on Youth Policy in Eastern Europe and Caucasus, which took place in Odessa (Ukraine), 14-15 July 2011.
The following reports were produced:
You can also consult presentations featured at the Symposium here.
Youth Policy Development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (July 2009)
The second event on Youth Policy Development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus was organised on 6 and 9 July 2009 in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. The seminar, hosted by the SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre, aimed at:
Those working in government with statutory responsibilities for youth affairs, researchers and practitioners (including non-governmental youth organisation members and youth leaders) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine were invited to the seminar.
Youth Policy Development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (June 2008)
The EU-CoE youth partnership organised a workshop on youth policy development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, on 18 and 19 June 2008, with the support of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre. The event brought together 17 participants, most of whom came from the countries in the region. The majority came from the non-governmental youth sector, but government representatives and researchers in the youth field also attended the seminar.
The objective of the workshop was to promote youth policy development by encouraging regional dialogue involving the countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus and through information sharing.
Ample time was allowed for the presentation of reports by participants on the situation of youth policy in their respective countries. The seminar then gradually began to focus on identifying the practical challenges arising and teh main needs in respect of further progress in youth policy development, and on how regional co-operation can be a valuable tool to overcoming barriers so as to improve young people's situation in the countries concerned.
The seminar resulted in a number of proposals for follow-up and future practical steps to improve the development of youth policy in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus region.
Last updated: 14/10/2011