This paper addresses the two recent European ‘youth strategies’: the European Union Youth Strategy 2019-20271 and the Council of Europe Youth Sector Strategy 20302. Over the past 25 years, there has been a steady evolution in attention to ‘youth policy’ on the part of both the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe; indeed, both of these recent documents build on earlier strategic initiatives. Although written for different priorities and purposes, each provides a general action plan for the institutions and their member states. Whereas the EU Youth Strategy is concerned primarily with enabling a strong and coherent EU response to the challenges young people are facing, the Council of Europe Youth Sector Strategy is more preoccupied with ensuring systemic development within the youth sector.
Original languageEnglish
Publisher EU-CoE Youth Partnership
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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