Workshop 120 min

Youth policy cooperation in Europe – Past achievements, future expectations

Tuesday, 28.03.2017 • 17:00 h • EU Youth Strategy Working Group

In 2017 and 2018, preparations will begin for future youth policy cooperation in the EU. This expert forum looks back at how cooperation has been managed so far in Germany and other EU countries. And it will look ahead. What youth policy initiatives need to be set in motion to turn Europe back into the promising, solidary and attractive place for young people it once was? What needs to be done to strengthen European integration and promote the importance of European citizenship in the face of current anti-European tendencies? The forum explores the social challenges and obstacles that young Europeans encounter today as they reach adulthood, and considers the issues that youth policy cooperation in Europe needs to tackle.
Hosted by the joint Federal/Länder working group for implementing the EU Youth Strategy, this forum invites young people, child and youth welfare experts, youth organisations and youth policymakers at all levels to talk about the value of European cooperation for their work and outline their expectations of a Youth Strategy 2.0. The fishbowl method of discussion will produce an inspiring debate.


  • Frizzi Böhlig und Linda Schneider, Oder Youthcouncil Brandenburg
  • Matthias Hoffmann, Ministerium für Bildung, Jugend und Sport, Brandenburg
  • Carina Autengruber, stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Europäischen Jugendforum
  • Jens Nymand Christensen, Deputy Director-General, GD Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Thomas Thomer, Leiter der Unterabteilung 50, BMFSFJ
  • Dr. Herbert Wiedermann, Jugendamtsleiter, Behörde für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Integration der Hansestadt Hamburg
  • Michaela Prilepková, Youth Policy Unit, Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Moderation: Gisèle Evrard