EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
FUTURE EU YOUTH STRATEGY: SHAPE IT, MOVE IT, BE IT
3-4 May 2017 , BRUSSELS, CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

DRAFT PROGRAMME


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Wednesday 3 May 2017

10:00-11:00 Welcoming participants - welcome coffee
11:00 The "Year of Listening": where are we?
Presentation of the key issues emerging from the evaluation of the Youth Strategy, the European Youth Event (EYE2016), the New narrative for Europe debate and a series of special focus groups held in preparation of this conference.
12:30-13:30 Buffet lunch
14:00-15:00 Discussion panel
Where do we go from here: Ambitions for the future EU Youth Strategy


Mr Tibor NAVRACSICS, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
Ms Petra KAMMEREVERT , Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education
Mr Luis ALVARADO, President of the European Youth Forum
Ms Miriam TEUMA, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Agency, Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU
15:00-15:30 Coffee available on the way to workshops
15:30-18:00 Parallel workshops

1. Empowering young people to participate in society and express solidarity
How can the EU Youth Strategy help boost engagement, volunteering and working for social cohesion and inclusion?

2. Opening up the EU Youth Strategy's method of cooperation
Reaching out to new actors working with young people to develop and implement the EU Youth Strategy

3. Structured Dialogue or unstructuring dialogue?
Capturing the merits of either broadening the structured dialogue or developing complementary tools to listen to all young people

4. EU Youth Strategy: all you need is … funding
Identifying actions and governance structures to build the link between the EU Youth Strategy and funding sources

5. The voice of youth outside youth policy: raising the volume or switching channel?
Looking for effective instruments to spread outcomes from youth policy and dialogue across other policies

6. How to deliver the 'best ever' EU Youth Strategy?
Identifying the key ingredients to deliver joint results through shared action and strong commitment
19:00-20:30 Buffet Dinner

Thursday 4 May 2017

9:00-11:15 Parallel workshops

Coffee available between 11:15 and 12:00
12:00 Reporting on the workshops
12:45 Discussion panel

The challenge ahead: Meeting the expectations of young people and their messages for the future EU Youth Strategy

13:15-14:15 Buffet lunch
14:30-16:00 Celebrating European Youth Week with 'change makers'
16:00-17:00 Cocktail reception