EU Year of Youth

What is the European Year of Youth?

Giving priority to understanding the youth and providing them new and more opportunities, the European Commission has adopted its formal proposal to make 2022, the European Year of Youth (EYY).

This initiative tries to shine a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital. With plenty of opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people and engage in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth is the moment to move forward with confidence and hope in a post-pandemic perspective.

What are the objectives of the EYY?

The EYY will aim to engage young people in key consultation processes, such as the Conference on the Future of Europe, and in other public policies at EU, national and local levels.

The European Year of Youth will include conferences, initiatives promoting youth participation in policy making, awareness-raising campaigns on a more inclusive, green and digital EU, as well as studies and research on the situation in which young people in the EU find themselves.

Join the #EuropeanYearOfYouth!

  • Make your activity available on the agenda of the European Year of Youth. When you organise an activity with and for young people put it on the Youth Portal page dedicated to the European Year of Youth. That agenda contains now more then 150 activities and organisers must indicate physical accessibility for face-to-face events if they offer sign language.
  • Get information on ongoing policies relevant for youth. On the same page a section is dedicated to present all ongoing policies relevant for young people explained in an understandable language.
  • Young journalists take the floor. A pool of young journalists have been selected and they will inform all of us through out of the year.
  • Share your views and hopes. A section on the European Year of Youth page is dedicated to collect views and hopes from young people. Make sure you contribute too.
  • Online engagement platform. This tool is under examination. The European Commission wishes to collect also young voices speaking in their own language of their ideas and wishes.

What EDF is doing?

  1. Attending to stakeholders group meetings on the European Year of Youth(EYY) to make sure that all initiatives are accessible for young persons with disabilities.
  2. Watching the proposed tools taking into account accessibility. 
  3. Organising events and trainings to raise awareness.

More information

European Comission’s website on the European Year of Youth