Youth as Change Agents of the Future – The future starts now28.10.2016 | Column
The workshop of the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs: Youth as Change Agents of the Future comprised of two parts. The first part involved reporting information about trends and discussing the current state in light of research knowledge. The second part was focused more concretely on services and reflecting on the perspective of youth inclusion. Keywords of the workshop included employment, finding and carving one’s own path, satisfaction, services concerned with young people, listening to and engaging young people, equality and gender equality.
On the second day of the conference the workshop accomplished the outcome that involves three thoughts of how to enhance youth participation:
1. Inclusion within the education system
2. Change in attitudes and the operating culture
3. Legislation to enable youth participation