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Youth media wake up structured dialogue

  1. 1.     THE  STRUCTURED  DIALOGUE  WITH   YOUNG  PEOPLE     PROCESS     In  a  Nutshell      Youth  Media  Wake-­‐Up     Seminar     Brussels       November  14th  2012                
  2. 2. STRUCTURED  DIALOGUE     –    A  BRIDGE  BETWEEN  YOUNG  PEOPLE  AND  DECISION-­‐ MAKERS    Part  of  the  European  Youth  Strategy,  it  is  an  instrument  to  ensure   that  the  opinion  of  young  people  is  taken  into  account  in  deIining   youth-­‐related  policies  of  the  EU.   Chosen   Governments   Themes   Young  People   and   Administrations,   including  EU   Institutions   Results  useful   for  policy-­‐ making  
  3. 3.     Why  a  Structured  Dialogue  With  Young  People     and  What  For?    Through  the  structured  dialogue,  young  people:      -­‐  Voice  up  their  recommendations  directly  to  decision-­‐makers,    -­‐  Feed  into  policies  at  local,  regional,  national  and  European  level,    -­‐  Contribute   to   the   development   of   youth   policies   that   affect   them,    -­‐  Uphold  their  right  to  participate  in  policy  and  decision-­‐making,    -­‐  Demonstrate  that  they  are  a  valuable  asset  to  society.  
  4. 4.   Who  is  Involved  in  the  Structured  Dialogue?    At  the  level  of  Member  States  –>     29  National  Working  Groups     (conducting  consultations  with  young  people/youth  organisations   at  local,  regional,  national  levels)      A  National  Working  Group  is  composed  of:      •  Representatives  of  Ministries  of  Youth  Affairs  •  National  Youth  Councils  (leading  role)  •  Local  and  Regional  Youth  Council  •  Youth  Organisations  •  People  Active  in  Youth  Work/Diverse  Young  people  •  Youth  Researchers  
  5. 5.   Who  is  Involved  in  the  Structured  Dialogue?    At  European  level:      
  6. 6. When  and  How  Did  it  Start?  
  7. 7. How  Does  it  Work  in  Practice?   Structured  dialogue  is  implemented  in  Cycles    of  18  months   corresponding  to  a  Team  Presidency  focusing  on  an  Overall   Thematic  Priority.    Each  cycle  has  3  phases  under  each  of  the  Team  Presidency  countries   which  consist  of  3  rounds  of  consultations  with  young  people  on   speciIic  focus  areas  agreed  upon  by  the  Presidency  and   corresponding  to  the  overall  theme  of  the  cycle.       Guiding  Questions  (drafted  by  the  European  Steering  Committee)  -­‐>   distributed  to  the  National  Working  Groups  (NWGs)  -­‐>  National   Consultations  -­‐>  National  Reports  -­‐>EU  Youth  Conference       METHODS  used  by  NWGs  to  run  consultations:     •  Online  questionnaires,  focus  groups,  meetings,  debates  at  local,   regional,  national  level,  panel  discussions,  expert  groups    
  8. 8. The  First  Cycle  of  the  Structured  Dialogue    
  9. 9. The  Second  Cycle  of  the  Structured  Dialogue    
  10. 10. The  Third  Cycle  of  the  Structured  Dialogue    •  Team  Presidency:    Ireland  –  Lithuania-­‐Greece    Overall  theme:  Social  Inclusion  of  Young  People                Ireland  (January  –  June  2013)  –  Quality  Youth  Work      Lithuania  (July  –  December  2013)  –NEETs  (Young   People  Not  in  Employment,  Education  or  Training)                Greece  (January  –  June  2014)    -­‐  Culture  and   Entrepreneurship  
  11. 11.   Thank  you  for  your  attention  J     Raluca  Diroescu    Project  OfIicer  SALTO  Participation     Brussels  Belgium       raluca@salto-­‐youth.net     +322  219  09  06   ww.salto-­‐youth.net/participation    

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