Priorities for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union will promote a rights-based approach to youth policies, with a special focus on young people's participation in decision-making processes and governance platforms, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 (Space and Participation for All).
The Presidency will stress the importance and contribution of mobility and of youth and education policies. In this context, we will give priority to the launch of the Erasmus+ programme and the launch of the European Solidarity Corps, both in Viana do Castelo in June.
In this framework, Portugal intents in the Council of Youth Ministers - May 17th adopt a Council Conclusions on strengthening the multi-level governance in promoting the participation of young people on decision -making processes and have a policy debate on the promotion of a rights - based approach to youth policies.