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What it is - How it came outStructured Dialogue - giving voice to Europe's youth!
But let us start from the beginning. In the past, youth and decision makers had separate discussions on the same issues without any channels of communication between them. At the same time, youth had no say on the topics, interests and policies that directly affected them. Fortunately, in 2009, after the hard and determined work of youth and their organisations, Ministers of Youth of EU member states adopted the European Council Resolution on a renewed Framework for European Cooperation in the field of Youth.
With this, member states agreed that “the structured dialogue (currently EU Youth Dialogue) with young people and youth organisations, which serves as a forum for continuous joint reflection on the priorities, implementation and follow-up of European cooperation in the youth field, should be pursued and developed”.
This gave birth to Structured Dialogue (currently EU Youth Dialogue) marking the dawn of a new age in youth policy and youth participation in politics as this process allows the voice of youth to be heard and guarantees a seat for them at the discussion table.