Working Paper 1 - Youth Policies from around the world

Taking the conversation further: launching a new Youth Policy Working Paper series

Ready to discuss youth policy? Welcome to the launch of the Youth Policy Working Paper series! The new series will present research findings on youth and public policy from around the world for discussion and critical comment. The series includes papers on conceptual approaches and design issues, as well as on the impact of public policy on young people. The first paper in the series discusses the emerging international consensus on principles of youth policy and highlights country examples.

YPL Global Labs 1

Strengthening our sector: Join us for the Youth Policy Labs Summer Academy 2016!

Governments increasingly see national youth policies as the vehicle through which to channel and mobilise resources for young people. To support them – and you – we’re launching the Youth Policy Labs Summer Academy – a new one-week course in Berlin – designed for youth policy professionals, taking place 24-30 July 2016 in Berlin. From our experienced team, the Academy will showcase the latest research, tools and best practices when it comes to making policies happen for youth.


Pushing past rhetoric, towards action for children and youth: A new global research project

As the space for civil society is increasingly constrained and denied, a new youth-led report, “From rhetoric to action: Towards an enabling environment for child and youth development in the Sustainable Development Goals” finds that there are major hindrances to child and youth development across the globe. Through this, young people find innovative ways to raise their voice and activism, create meaningful livelihoods and protect themselves and their community from harm.