The EU Youth Dialogue is the dialogue with young people and youth organisations involving policy and decision makers, as well as experts, researchers and other relevant civil society actors, as appropriate. It serves as a forum for continuous joint reflection and consultation on the priorities, implementation and follow-up of European cooperation in the field of youth.
It builds on the achievements of past dialogue processes, with the aim of including more decision-makers and young people, especially those with fewer opportunities in decision-making processes and in the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy.
EU Youth Dialogue is organised into 18-month work cycles. Each cycle focuses on a different thematic priority (set by the Council of Youth Ministers). The current thematic priority is “Creating opportunities for Youth”.
The current cycle runs from January 2019 to mid-2020 over the course of the Romanian, Finnish and Croatian EU Presidencies.
The success of EU Youth Dialogue depends on the direct involvement of young people and youth organisations. During each 18-month work cycle, every EU country conducts a national consultation of young people and youth organisations.
The participatory process in each country is organised by national working groups through representatives of youth ministries, national youth councils, youth organisations, youth workers, researchers and young people from all backgrounds.