Moderator: Anastasia Fusco, Adviser on Youth and Security, OSCE Secretariat

13:00 - 16:30 CET

Wednesday 27 Oct.

Enabling a youth-inclusive environment

View the full agenda and speaker list here.


Guiding questions:

1. Youth organizations are important structures to represent young people’s interests. How to promote spaces for such organizations to safely and openly interact with international and national decision-makers?

2. How to support community governing bodies and/or institutions to systematically engage youth, including those belonging to marginalized groups?

3. Co-management systems are increasingly seen as the most advanced youth engagement practices. What are the benefits and pitfalls of this model for ensuring greater youth participation? How do we measure the impact on society of measures promoting youth participation?



An enabling environment for youth engagement in the life of the society includes support and commitment to youth engagement, policies in place, and related outcomes. However, often the impact of different initiatives is not measured appropriately and good practices are not identified and/or shared more broadly.