Presidency Peer Learning Activity

"A rights-based approach to youth policies"


Time zone: Lisbon / WET

Tuesday, 22th June


Official opening
Welcome and introduction
Portuguese National Youth Council
European Commission
Secretary of State for Youth and Sport


Young people's access to rights and rights-based approach: what & why?
Introduction to the rights-based approach (RBA): key principles and concepts
The Youth Perspective: the experience of the European Youth Forum
Young people's access to rights: status quo & key challenges
OECD - a youth perspective

Q&A - 20'- Moderation by the facilitators


Coffee break


Breakout sessions
Participation & Inclusion
Transparency & Accountability
Equality & Non-Discrimination


Presentations, debate and conclusions


Lunch (end of the first day)


On site programme for participants in person

Wednesday, 23th June


Introduction to the day


Promising practices: fulfilment of rights through empowerment
European presentation
Portuguese presentation
African country presentation
Latin American country presentation

Q&A - 20' - Moderation by the facilitators

Coffee break

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


Final plenary


Closing session
Portuguese National Youth Council
European Youth Forum
European Commission
Secretary of State for Youth and Sport

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