From 25th to 27th June 2013, ALDA organised three days of activities in Strasbourg on the topic “Youth and politics”, within the project MY EUROPE and in cooperation with the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe (International Non Governmental Organisations).
MY EUROPE is a ‘Europe for Citizens’ project, led by the Local Councils’ Association of Malta and gathering 14 partners from Albania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Macedonia, and Malta. It aims at empowering citizens to play a part in the democratic life, with specific reference to active participation in political life of disadvantaged target groups: women, youngsters and immigrants.
“Youth and Politics” was the second international event organised within the project. Its main objective was to give a chance to youngsters to express their needs and interests to local and European policy makers, and to fight against their exclusion from the participation to political life.
These three days of activities were the occasion to discuss youth opportunities and tools for active participation in the decision making process, to exchange good practices and to make recommendations to improve youth participation, which were presented during the plenary of the INGO Conference hold on 27th June.
The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe welcomed the text of recommendations and agreed to continue to work with young people.
The next event within the project will be organised in November in Macedonia and will focus on women.