Structured Dialogue

STRUCTURED DIALOGUE: MEETINGS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND DECISION-MAKERS IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH

 

WHAT IS THE AIM OF STRUCTURED DIALOGUE MEETINGS?

 

This Action promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centred on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the youth field. Structured Dialogue is the name used for discussions between young people and youth policy-makers in order to obtain results which are useful for policy-making. The debate is structured around priorities and timing and foresees events where young people discuss the agreed themes among themselves and with policy-makers, youth experts and representatives of public authorities in charge of youth. More information about Structured Dialogue is available on the European Commission’s website. In addition, in line with the annual Work Programme adopted by the Commission, priority will be given to projects that pursue one or more of the relevant priorities described in the introduction chapters on “Youth” in Part B of this Guide.

 

WHAT ARE STRUCTURED DIALOGUE MEETINGS?

Structured Dialogue projects can take the form of meetings, conferences, consultations and events. These events promote the active participation of young people in democratic life in Europe and their interaction with decision-makers. As a concrete result of these events, young people are able to make their voice heard (through the formulation of positions, proposals and recommendations) on how youth policies should be shaped and implemented in Europe.

A Structured Dialogue project has three phases:

  • planning and preparation;
  • implementation of the activities;
  • evaluation (including reflection on a possible follow-up).

 

 

For more information regarding this project, refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide which can be accessed from here.