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The European Youth Pact
The European Youth Pact was adopted by the European Council in March 2005 as one of the instruments for achieving the revised Lisbon objectives, promoting growth and more and better jobs.
The Pact has three strands:
Its aim is to improve education, training, mobility, employment and social inclusion of young people, whilst helping to achieve a work-life balance. Initiatives in these areas must be coherent and promote a sustained mobilisation on behalf of young people.
The European Council emphasised that the success of the Pact will depend on the active participation of all those involved, particularly youth organisations. The Commission consults young people on the Pact within the structured dialogue.
The Commission is responsible for
Documents for download:
Communication from the Commission to the Council, COM(2005)206 - 30.05.2005
Adressing the concerns of young people in Europe - implementing the European Youth Pact and promoting active citizenship.
The European Commission adopted 30. May a Communication on "European policies concerning youth". This text is a follow-up to the adoption of the European Youth Pact by the European Council in March 2005, which made young people a key part of the renewed Lisbon partnership for growth and jobs and which proposed taking action for young people in the fields of employment, integration and social advancement, education and training, mobility, and reconciling family and work life.
The Council calls for the establishment of a European Youth Pact