Engage to Shape!
A 4 day structured dialogue seminar “Engage to shape” has started in Athens. The seminar is bringing together 30 young people from Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland and Turkey and aiming at engaging them into structured dialogue with Greek policy makers/stakeholders and developing a policy paper about youth social entrepreneurship as a means to combat unemployment and social exclusion.
Taking into consideration that Europe is currently threatened by various social challenges, very much related to the economic circumstances, unemployment, inactive participation and social exclusion are influencing the life of European youth. In this context, youth must take the lead and shape Europe’s future! Taking advantage of the fact that Greece will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2014, the need to respond to youth problems is growing.
The seminar “Engage to Shape!” will enable youth to express their own solutions to address the problems and take an active role as European citizens.