Unique EU virtual event discusses new deal for youth

Due to coronavirus restrictions, Eastern Partnership Youth Engagement Summit will be held virtually for the first time

This year's Eastern Partnership Youth Engagement Summit will take place virtually on 2-3 July, bringing together over 400 active youth leaders and youth workers from the Eastern Partnership region. The two-day programme will include panel discussions, presentations, webinars and parallel group discussions, with the aim of harvesting conclusions for building future opportunities for young people in the Eastern partner countries. 

Under the main thematic focus of ‘Youth engagement in the Eastern Partnership: exploring the present and navigating the future!', the Summit will be a unique opportunity for the young participants to exchange amongst themselves and with policy makers from the EU and the Eastern partner countries on achievements and challenges in the field of youth.

“Empowering young people from the region is and will remain a priority for the EU - investing in youth is always the best investment. We will be launching a new deal for youth, where we will work together with the governments to ensure the skills the labour market needs. This will make youth competitive globally and allow them to find high quality jobs also regionally,” Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner, Oliver Varhelyi said a day before the summit.

 

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