JECI-MIEC at the COMEM 2016

European Youth Forum’s Council of Members (COMEM) took place in Brussels. Official delegates at COMEM to represent JECI-MIEC were Simon Fischer and François Chatellier.

Evening before the COMEM European Youth Forum celebrated 20th anniversary. To mark this milestone we had a fruitful discussion with Vice-President of the Commission Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and the Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School, Adult Education and Training Aida Hadzialic.

Board members of the European Youth Forum have presented their past work and some plans for the future. Official delegates had opportunity to participate in discussions at the Thematic sqaures which covered different topics like Recognition of Non-formal education, migrations, UN Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security, Social Entrepreneurship, etc. Later on the Youth Forum’s members adopted four policy papers and resolutions: Resolution on Youth Autonomy and Inclusion, Policy paper on Equality and Non-discrimination, Resolution on Quality Standards on Youth Policy and Resolution on the EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions of 15 February 2016 on non-extending restrictive measures for the Republic of Belarus.

During COMEM new campaing »We are youth work« has been launched.

by Tina Hocevar

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