YFJ: Expert group on Youth policy – first meeting!
The Youth Forum’s Expert Group on Youth Policy had its first meeting from the 19th to the 21st of May in Brussels.
The group will be working on the promotion and use of the Quality Standards in Youth Policy toolkit. The group reflected on how the tool works, why a Member Organisation of the Youth Forum would use the tool in a national context and how it can support better local, national and European youth policy development.
The Expert Group emphasised the necessity of data collection in order to provide comprehensive statistics on the usage of the tool and to formulate practical solutions for improvements on the different aspects of policy development for organisations, regions, and countries. Attention was given to a communication campaign on the promotion of the tool that will follow in the upcoming months.
Considering the high demand for training on the usage of the tool from Youth Forum’s members, the Expert Group also worked on a capacity building event for the member organisations that will be held in the autumn of 2017. More on that will follow in the last summer edition of YO!News!
Finally, the group met with the meeting of National Youth Councils and youth delegates whose countries are undergoing 2030 agenda reviews. The two groups shared information on their respective areas of work and emphasised aspects that may be of relevance to the other group in their work.