The 2011 Brussels Youth Policy Symposium “Defending Youth Rights – Hard Law vs Soft Law” in the aimed to highlight the current challenges for young people in accessing their rights, to review the existing framework for ensuring the rights of young people and to critically engage with the recent debates on the need to increase young people’s access to their rights. A video review and report are now available here.

The 2011 Brussels Youth Policy Symposium “Defending Youth Rights – Hard Law vs Soft Law” in the youthpolicy symposium series aimed to highlight the current challenges for young people in accessing their rights, to review the existing framework for ensuring the rights of young people and to critically engage with the recent debates on the need to increase young people’s access to their rights. The symposium has provided a valuable starting point to raise and respond to the pros & cons of a convention on youth rights, and to discuss how to best champion—to research, address and advocate for—the rights and needs of young people in Europe and beyond. The report (pdf) is now available.

We also produced a set of videos at and about the youth policy symposium on youth rights with various impressions and voices from the event – thanks to Gonzalo and his crew! Find a summarising teaser clip below, and the entire set in our vimeo album on the Brussels symposium:

Symposium “Defending Youth Rights” from Youthpolicy on Vimeo.

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Youthpolicy Team

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