This, the third edition of Development Needs Youth!, aims to provide more facts and examples on initiatives and processes that youth organisations are undertaking at various levels, from the grassroots to the national and the global scale. Compiled and promoted by the European Youth Forum, it highlights that while young men and women are agents of change, targeted youth participation in development policies are still lacking.

Development Needs Youth!

This is the third edition of Development Needs Youth! A publication compiled and promoted by The European Youth Forum.

It aims to provide more facts and examples on initiatives and processes that youth organisations are undertaking at various levels, from the grassroots to the national and the global scale.

Young women and men are full agents in their communities and societies. Nevertheless, targeting youth in development policies is still not being sufficiently addressed. While recognition of their value is growing, much work is left to be done.


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Written by Youthpolicy Team

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