The Portuguese Ministry of Education
and the Portuguese National Youth Council
are engaged in the implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue
and in organizing the EU Youth Conference in Portugal (12th-15th March)
. The EU Youth Dialogue is a European process that aims at consulting young people on policy topics that affect their lives and put them in a direct dialogue with policy and decision-makers. The topic of the 8th Cycle is Youth Goal #9 "Space and Participation for All" under the title "Europe for YOUth - YOUth for Europe: Space for Democracy and Participation".
Taking stock of this topic, a 48 hours digital hackathon
will be organised as a side event of the EU Youth Conference in Portugal
, from 12th March, at 00:00, to 13th March, at 23:59 (WET). This activity seeks to foster and support the development of innovative digital solutions, led by young people living in Europe, to tackle the barriers they find daily in participating in democratic political decision-making processes.