The EU-Balkan Youth Forum (EUBYF) is an opportunity for young people from the Western Balkans (WB) and EU member states to come together and shape the future of Europe. As a highly vibrant conference, the EUBYF serves as a platform for discussions on European integration, offering a unique space for European youth to exchange ideas, foster mutual understanding and contribute to developing a shared European perspective by meeting and debating together.
The first edition of the EUBYF – guided by the question “What is Europe?” – yielded some notable results, namely the creation of a transnational network of young people from the Western Balkans and the EU and the identification of crucial priorities and recommendations, channeled to the “Conference on the Future of Europe”.
These outcomes have set the stage for the EUBYF Second Edition, which aims to build upon the momentum of existing youth mobilisation efforts and ensure continuity with the youth delegates commitment to bring an enlarged European perspective forward. Building from the results of the first edition, the three-day conference will equip participants with the tools and knowledge to impact their communities and raise awareness of the relevance and concrete opportunities stemming from an enlarged Europe. This will culminate in the draft of Conference conclusions by the EU-Western Balkans young delegates, to be presented to the Italian, EU, and RCC authorities on the Forum’s Final Conference. The Conclusions will trace the progress made in the Forum towards a shared future for the EU and the WB, serving as a basis for further steps of cooperation within and beyond the EUBYF network.
Each working group will specifically address a central question, as in the following scheme
This Working Group focuses on the crucial transition from education to work in a rapidly evolving world. Participants will delve into skills development, addressing challenges like youth unemployment and skill mismatches.
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