4th Eastern Partnership Youth Conference
The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy will take place on 11-12 July 2022 in Prague.
The application deadline for interested participants has passed on 29 May 2022. The Selection Committee is now reviewing applications and will be in touch with all applicants soon.
Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy
The Eastern Partnership countries are witnessing a worrying degree of democratic backsliding and retrenchment. Even well-functioning democracies in the EU face challenges such as rising extremism, threats against journalists, and the spread of disinformation, which contribute to undermining the trust of citizens in democratic institutions.
To build more democratic, inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies, it is essential to ensure meaningful youth participation and make the voices of young people heard on local, national, regional and international levels.
What is it about?
Through participation in the Eastern Partnership Youth Conference – Youth for Revitalisation of Democracy, around 100 young people will have the opportunity to discover methods, strategies and tools to improve inclusive and meaningful youth participation in democratic processes, foster active involvement on all levels of policy development and political decision-making, and hold authorities accountable to democratic and human rights standards they committed to. The conference will also focus on how to build more peaceful and resilient communities.
Travel, meals and accommodation costs will be fully covered for the selected participants.
Young people from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) will participate in this Youth Conference.
The Eastern Partnership Youth Conference is conducted with the financial support of the European Union. It will be held under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and during the 2022 European Year of Youth. It follows after the EaP Youth Forum event the Slovenian presidency hosted under the title “Youth participation in democratic processes” in November 2021. The event is also aligned with the objectives of the youth campaign of the Council of Europe for revitalising democracy.