This presentation summarises the eight key areas of EU youth policy. 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.