Youth Participation

Youth mobility and the European Youth Card: the way forward to a new EU Youth Strategy

"Youth mobility and the European Youth Card: the way forward to a new EU Youth Strategy" brought together young people, EYCA members and policy makers for five regional meetings and a European round table on the role of youth mobility in the next EU Youth Strategy.

Hosted by EYCA members Czech Council of Children and Youth (Czech Republic, 27-30 April), Young Scot (Scotland, UK, 3-5 May), Movijovem (Portugal, 8-10 May), Croatian Youth Hostel Association (Croatia, 11-14 May) and CJP (the Netherlands, 9-12 October), the regional events consisted in a structured discussion among young cardholders, policy makers from countries in the respective region and EYCA member organisations on topics such as youth mobility and the role of the European Youth Card in promoting and facilitating it, youth participation and community engagement, priorities for the next European framework on youth issues, etc. The events engaged 75 cardholders, policy makers and youth organisation representatives.

In order to expand the scope of the consultation, EYCA has also launched a survey on youth mobility.

The results gathered in the survey and the regional meetings informed a European round table which took place in Brussels in November 2017. A delegation of cardholders presented the conclusions of the regional meetings and discussed the outcomes with guests from the European Commission, European Youth Forum and other organisations active in the youth field. Please click here to read the recommendations from cardholders.

The recommendations will feed into the Structured Dialogue process as well as national youth policy development. The project is co-funded through the Erasmus+ programme.