Reimagining our future: youth policies meeting new realities. The role of the European Youth Card in connecting emerging topics with youth policy development.

The seminar “Reimagining our future: youth policies meeting new realities” is organised as part of the 2021 work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. The event is generously hosted by the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and co-organised by the Council of Europe and the European Youth Card Association.

It will offer policymakers and other stakeholders the space to debate and reflect on emerging topics that need to be addressed in youth policies and programmes, particularly through the European Youth Card scheme.

As our societies try to get back to normal, policymakers and all those involved in youth issues need to address new challenges faced by young people in a pro-active way, through adapted youth policy development and tailored programmes for young people. Addressing the effects of the pandemic requires creativity and cross-sectoral approach in youth policy development.


18-19 November, 2021


Valleta, Malta. Hybrid format.

Aims of the Seminar

  1. Offer latest information (based on research) and inspiration (based on good practices) to policy makers regarding the new realities faced by young people;
  2. Create the space for debate, reflection, and partnership-building to address new and more complex challenges faced by young people;
  3. Explore the ways in which European Youth Card can be a tool to identify emerging topics in youth policy development and help reach out to beneficiaries (young people).

The seminar is open to policy makers, youth workers, youth leaders, researchers and other practitioners in the youth field.

It will take place during two days, mainly during the mornings, in a hybrid format. The vast majority of participants will be invited to attend online.

How to apply?

Should you be interested to attend, please send your Expression of Interest before 14 November, 2021 (midnight CET) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information

 Concept Note and Draft Agenda