Presidency Peer Learning Activity

"A rights-based approach to youth policies"

Schedule

Time zone: Lisbon / WET




Tuesday, 22nd June

09:00

Official opening
Welcome and introduction - Manuel Gil, Sladjana Petkovic, ECORYS

  • Lucas Chambel, Portuguese National Youth Council Board Member for International Affairs
  • Themis Christophidou, Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission
  • João Paulo Rebelo, Portuguese Secretary of State for Youth and Sport

09:30

Young people's access to rights and rights-based approach: what & why?

  • Flavia Colonnese - Policy and Advocacy Manager | Youth Rights
  • Lana Pasic - Research and youth policy officer of the EU-CoE Youth Partnership
  • Miriam Allam - Deputy Head of Division, Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division, OECD
10:30

Spotlight Speech - Young People: agents of change

  • Speech by Mr. Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) followed by a moderated discussion with the participants
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Breakout sessions

  • Participation & Inclusion
    How do we empower young people to know, protect, exercise their rights, and fulfill their responsibilities through active participation?
  • Transparency & Accountability
    How do we encourage mutually accountable partnerships between young people and duty bearers to ensure access to rights?
  • Equality & Non-Discrimination
    How to address equality and non-discrimination so that all young people in their diversity can access rights?
12:30

Presentations and conclusions

13:15

Lunch (end of the first day)

14:30
...
16:00

On site programme for participants in person (tbc)


Wednesday, 23rd June

09:15

Introduction to the day

09:30

Promising practices: fulfilment of rights through empowerment

  • Nika Bakhsoliani - Advisory Council on Youth - Council of Europe
  • Sónia Paixão - Vice President of the Governing Board of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth
  • Aissatu Forbs Djalo - President of the Youth Forum CPLP
  • Max Trejo Cervantes - International Ibero-American Youth Organisation (OIJ)
11:00
Coffee break
11:30

Rights-based approach (RBA) Working groups - Commitment to a rights-based approach in practice

12:30

Final plenary

13:00

Closing session

  • João Pedro Videira, President Portuguese National Youth Council
  • Panagiotis Chatzmichail, Board member responsible for the Youth Rights European Youth Forum
  • Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+ European Commission, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
  • Vitor Pataco, President of the Governing Board of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth
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