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THE EUROPE YEAR OF YOUTH 2022

THE EUROPE YEAR OF YOUTH 2022

It's official 2022 will be the European Year of Youth, a year in which the Commission intends, in cooperation with the European Parliament, Member States, regional and local authorities, stakeholders and young people

It's official 2022 will be the European Year of Youth, a year in which the Commission intends, in cooperation with the European Parliament, Member States, regional and local authorities, stakeholders and young people themselves: 

  • to honour and support the generation that has sacrificed the most during the pandemic, giving them new hopes, strength and confidence in the future by highlighting how the green and digital transitions offer renewed perspectives and opportunities;
  • to encourage all young people, especially those with fewer opportunities, from disadvantaged backgrounds, from rural or remote areas, or belonging to vulnerable groups, to become active citizens and actors of positive change;
  • to promote opportunities provided by EU policies for young people to support their personal, social and professional development. The European Year of Youth will go hand in hand with the successful implementation of NextGenerationEU in providing quality jobs, education and training opportunities; and
  • to draw inspiration from the actions, vision and insights of young people to further strengthen and invigorate the common EU project, building upon the Conference on the Future of Europe.

In a first step, a survey has been organised amongst young people with almost 5000 replies. The top 3 responding countries were Greece, Italy and Spain and overall the majority of young people would like to actively contribute to the European Year of Youth, some of them expressed their concerns about it. In addition, young people are tired of the pandemic, and they want to make the most of 2022.  

We will update you as soon as the official website is online in the new year.

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