Related Theme: Social Affairs

Young women and men have a crucial role to play in meeting the many socio-economic, demographic, cultural, environmental and technological challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and its citizens today and in the years ahead. Promoting the social and professional integration of young women and men, enabling them make the best of their potential, is of vital importance. This entails not only investing in youth, by putting in place greater resources to develop policy areas that affect young people in their daily lives and improve their wellbeing, but also empowering youth by promoting their autonomy and the potential of young people to contribute to a sustainable development of society and to European values and goals. It also calls for greater cooperation between youth policies and relevant policy areas, in particular education, employment, social inclusion, culture and health.

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