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.
|EU-CoE Youth Partnership
|Published - Jun 2021