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Empowering youth to
become engaged & make an
impact on EU youth policy
http://www.youthmetre.eu
Eurobarometer Surveys
• Examined active engagement of youth
Increasingly distanced from
policy making and decisions
Presentation Aims
• Introduce youth and information
• EU Youth Policy
• Share results of research on the eight EU
Youth po...
http://eryica.org/page/principles-online-youth-information
Youth and Information
• era of big data, open data
• Information pre-requisite: decision-making
• empowering young people ...
Principles for Online
Youth Information
• based on the needs of young people
• understandable for young people and
present...
European Youth Strategy
• EU Youth Strategy, agreed by EU
Ministers, sets out a framework for
cooperation covering 2010-20...
European Youth Strategy
EYS has two main objectives:
•Provide more and equal opportunities for
young people in education a...
European Youth
Strategy
• Education & training
• Employment &
entrepreneurship
• Health & well-being
• Participation
• Vol...
Education & Training
• shapes place of young people in the world
• EU policy lacks power of enforcement
• resistance to co...
Employment &
Entrepreneurship
• smart, sustainable and inclusive economy
• youth employability a key policy objective
• po...
Health & Well Being
• advantages of a healthy lifestyle
• links to inclusion and employment
• some policy aims to reduce r...
Participation
• policies encourage participation
• but, increasingly low levels in youngsters’
socio-political involvement...
Voluntary Activities
• voluntary activities a form of social action
• based on free will, choice and motivation
• citizens...
Social Inclusion
• young people most affected by exclusion
• multidimensional issue
• policies to fight exclusion and pove...
Youth & the World
• globalisation impacts on life chances of
young people – identity, citizenship, work
• example: effects...
Creativity & Culture
• culture stimulates creativity and
opportunity
• close links with digital technologies
• impact on e...
Creativity & Culture
• decentralisation of technologies
• social interaction, communication and
participation online
• dev...
How well are countries
doing?
Era of monitoring and accountability
How well are EU
countries doing?
Age of transparency and open data
How well are countries
doing?
How well are countries
doing?
How well are countries
doing?
Forward Looking Project
• YouthMetre creates a ‘forward-looking tool’
for youth participation
• based on Education, Traini...
YouthMetre
• Addresses Priority 7:
• “Using e-participation as an instrument
to foster young people's empowerment
and acti...
YouthMetre as a
Forward Looking Project
• Improvement / development of new policies
• In-depth evidence and knowledge - ef...
Web: http://www.youthmetre.eu
News http://tinyurl.com/YouthMetre1
Email: j.mahlerova@youthpress.org
Twitter: @youthmetre
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YouthMetre: EU youth policy research

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This presentation summarises the review of literature and policy documentation undertaken as part of the YouthMetre Project.

YouthMetre: seeks to empowering young people to help improve the youth policies in local authorities, regions and countries in Europe. This presentation introduces the research component of the project which examines the state of the 8 Youth Policy strands.

YouthMetre connects with young people and NGOs working with youth. It is a youth-based forward-looking project to engage and empower young people in affecting policy making.

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YouthMetre: EU youth policy research

  1. 1. Empowering youth to become engaged & make an impact on EU youth policy http://www.youthmetre.eu
  2. 2. Eurobarometer Surveys • Examined active engagement of youth Increasingly distanced from policy making and decisions
  3. 3. Presentation Aims • Introduce youth and information • EU Youth Policy • Share results of research on the eight EU Youth policy areas • Can we see how well are countries doing?
  4. 4. http://eryica.org/page/principles-online-youth-information
  5. 5. Youth and Information • era of big data, open data • Information pre-requisite: decision-making • empowering young people to identify and campaign for policies they need and want http://eryica.org/page/principles-online-youth-information
  6. 6. Principles for Online Youth Information • based on the needs of young people • understandable for young people and presented in an attractive way for them • prosumerism - young people consume and produce content • encourage feedback opportunities • help increase information literacy skills http://eryica.org/page/principles-online-youth-information
  7. 7. European Youth Strategy • EU Youth Strategy, agreed by EU Ministers, sets out a framework for cooperation covering 2010-2018 • EU Member States have overall responsibility for their own youth policy (subsidiarity)
  8. 8. European Youth Strategy EYS has two main objectives: •Provide more and equal opportunities for young people in education and the job market •Encourage young people to actively participate in society
  9. 9. European Youth Strategy • Education & training • Employment & entrepreneurship • Health & well-being • Participation • Voluntary activities • Social inclusion • Youth & the world • Creativity & culture EYS indicates initiatives in eight areas:
  10. 10. Education & Training • shapes place of young people in the world • EU policy lacks power of enforcement • resistance to country performance targets • youth activities are also non-formal • policy on recognition of youth work • innovative approaches, not widespread Review of policy and research
  11. 11. Employment & Entrepreneurship • smart, sustainable and inclusive economy • youth employability a key policy objective • policies should link to needs of youth • transition from education to the workplace • more entrepreneurship education • but, little evidence of what works Review of policy and research
  12. 12. Health & Well Being • advantages of a healthy lifestyle • links to inclusion and employment • some policy aims to reduce risky behaviour • big differences between countries • promotion of physical activity • healthy education policy: drugs, sex, alcohol Review of policy and research
  13. 13. Participation • policies encourage participation • but, increasingly low levels in youngsters’ socio-political involvement • impact of mass media and Internet • need to involve youth in creating policies • capacity building processes important Review of policy and research
  14. 14. Voluntary Activities • voluntary activities a form of social action • based on free will, choice and motivation • citizenship construction • needs efficient volunteering infrastructures • disseminate information on opportunities • regular and systematic research important Review of policy and research
  15. 15. Social Inclusion • young people most affected by exclusion • multidimensional issue • policies to fight exclusion and poverty • combat feelings of uncertainty and alienation • shift from state to civil society / individuals • competences for Democratic Culture (CoE) Review of policy and research
  16. 16. Youth & the World • globalisation impacts on life chances of young people – identity, citizenship, work • example: effects of migration flows • need to consult youth • require proper global education to construct global identity • remove barriers to integration: radicalisation Review of policy and research
  17. 17. Creativity & Culture • culture stimulates creativity and opportunity • close links with digital technologies • impact on education, training, employment • policy based on communication and cultural consumption • fuelled by multilingualism and mobility Review of policy and research
  18. 18. Creativity & Culture • decentralisation of technologies • social interaction, communication and participation online • develop entrepreneurial opportunities • young people disadvantaged • need to support youth entrepreneurship at European level Review of policy and research
  19. 19. How well are countries doing? Era of monitoring and accountability
  20. 20. How well are EU countries doing? Age of transparency and open data
  21. 21. How well are countries doing?
  22. 22. How well are countries doing?
  23. 23. How well are countries doing?
  24. 24. Forward Looking Project • YouthMetre creates a ‘forward-looking tool’ for youth participation • based on Education, Training & Youth (ETY) • identifying, testing, developing, assessing new innovative approaches in ETY • innovation in practices and policies for Youth
  25. 25. YouthMetre • Addresses Priority 7: • “Using e-participation as an instrument to foster young people's empowerment and active participation in democratic life”
  26. 26. YouthMetre as a Forward Looking Project • Improvement / development of new policies • In-depth evidence and knowledge - effective methodologies/tools for systemic innovation • Potential of long-term impact – mainstream advanced innovative policy approaches • Stakeholders having impact on policy
  27. 27. Web: http://www.youthmetre.eu News http://tinyurl.com/YouthMetre1 Email: j.mahlerova@youthpress.org Twitter: @youthmetre

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