Agenzija Zghazagh organised a youth stakeholders conference titled “We Need Youth: Advancing Policy and Practice” that served as a launchpad for the 10th Cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue. During the conference participants were given a comprehensive context, emphasizing the importance of involving young voices in decision-making processes.
Present during this event were the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Hon. Keith Azzopardi Tanti, the CEO of the National Youth Agency Ms Miriam Teuma and representatives of the National Youth Council along with around 90 stakeholders from different Government Ministries, agencies, and departments and a number of youth workers.
The conference was a dynamic platform that underscored the significance of engaging young people in shaping our collective future. A particular highlight of the conference was the participation of stakeholders in a number of workshops, facilitated by youth workers from the National Youth Agency, that created space for discussion around the theme form various angles.
The Power of Dialogue
The 10th Cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue aims to harness the ideas, energy, and perspectives of young people across Europe. It’s not just about talking about youth but talking with and listening to young people. The “We Need Youth” conference kickstarted this dialogue with enthusiasm and purpose. The event’s focus was clear: to listen, engage, and collaborate with young people on policy and practice matters.
The Road Ahead
As the conference unfolded, it became evident that youth engagement is not just a one-time event but an ongoing commitment. The 10th Cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue promises to be an exciting journey, guided by the voices and insights of young people. It’s a journey that will lead us towards more inclusive policies, innovative solutions, and a future that truly reflects the aspirations of the young generation.
In conclusion, the “We Need Youth” conference served as an inspiring reminder that the future belongs to young people. Their voices, ideas, and dreams are vital in shaping policies and practices that will impact generations to come. The stakeholders who participated in this event left with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to ensuring that young people have a meaningful seat at the decision-making table. As we embark on the 10th Cycle of the EU Youth Dialogue, we are filled with hope and anticipation, knowing that together, we can create a brighter and more inclusive future for all.