Young people in particular have a huge stake in these discussions that will impact their current and future realities and the futures of generations of young Europeans to come. It is essential that their views are heard and acted upon during the Conference process and beyond the immediate lifetime of this exercise.
In light of the above, this position paper outlines youth's main asks for the Conference as follows:
- Meaningful, diverse youth participation continues throughout the Conference and in all future EU decision making;
- A binding legacy mechanism is enshrined in the Conference follow up to ensure institutional accountability for implementing the Conference recommendations;
- A Positive Youth Employment Journey is a priority theme factored into the recommendations for action coming out of the Conference process.