YEU and Structure Dialogue
Dear YEU MOs, members and partners,
Recently, some of you, have received an email with the invitation to take part in the Structured Dialogue online consultation. YEU for several years has been actively involved in a continuous process with the aim of securing political outcomes. The EU structured dialogue with young people is a process of consultation with young people on EU policy making in the field of education and youth, led by the EU Council. The process is divided in 18 months cycles. The fifth cycle has just started under the Trio Presidency of The Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta with the topic ‘Enabling All Young People to Engage in a Diverse, connected and inclusive Europe – Ready for life, ready for society’. All the information collected from the consultations are shared at the EU Youth Conferences, which take place once every semester. Last semester, at the EU Youth Conference in Amsterdam, participants identified the main challenges that young people face in order to live in a diverse, connected and inclusive Europe. These challenges set the ground for the cycle and based on those, the guiding questions were drafted and now presented to you.
Structured Dialogue aims to involve as many young people coming from different environments as possible. YEU as International Network speaks on behalf of a great number of young people. Member Organizations can reach out not only to Members of Organizations, but also to those young people not formally organized. Getting involved in the consultation process is a way to speak up for youth rights but also consolidate concrete data, measures and make analyze out them. Therefore, we would like you to take part in the online consultations we are running and share your views on stated questions, and if possible pass the questionnaire to your colleagues and organization's members. To make impact and get some visible results we need to reach out to great number of young people access the Europe. YEU will prepare a report which will be presented to young people, stakeholders and decision makers during Youth Conference in Slovakia. YEU is YOU and we will make sure that your opinions Count!
YEU, on the 5th of August 2016, launched the consultation cycle of the structured dialogue with young people and would like to invite you to take part in it by organizing consultations within your organisation together with your network of volunteers and your partners!
The Consultation will be open till the 25th of August.
After several thematic group discussions, fieldwork and some joy, the Guiding questions for the consultation can be found in the
Questionnaire (Consultation form)with more info on the Structure Dialougue.
YEU is already implementing the consultation and the questioner and suggestions for offline consultations within member organisations are already shared within the network.
Matej Manevski, Klaudia Zebrowska and Panagiotis Chatzimichail