EU Youth Goals
EUDY aims to contribute to the work of the European Union by ensuring that the experiences of Deaf young people are reflected in their initiatives. Our work towards our member organisations aligns with the EU’s policies and recommendations, including the EU Commission’s priorities and the EU Youth Goals. These goals have been increasingly incorporated into EUDY’s activities and are emphasised to allow our member organisations to see how the EU’s policies are implemented within EUDY.
The EU Youth Goals were created by the EU Youth Dialogue based on a survey of 50,000 young people in 2018. European, national, and regional entities have worked together to shape policy, with all EU countries participating in the development and support of these goals, which are part of the EU Youth Strategy.
We, EUDY, have chosen the EU Youth Goals to connect with the EU Commission’s general priorities, focusing on the interest and needs of Deaf young people. In 2022, we organised a range of activities, such as training for Deaf youth workers and transnational youth exchanges, funded by Erasmus+. One of the aims of these activities was to increase awareness and youth participation in EU actions.
To celebrate 2022, the European Year of Youth, we have summarised our activities in a series of videos below, with specified topics related to the EU Commission’s priorities and the EU Youth Goals:
“Mental Health & Wellbeing”
“Connecting EU with Youth” & “Youth organisations & EU Programmes”
“Quality Employment for All”
“Sustainable Green Europe”
“Moving Rural Youth Europe” & “Information & constructive Dialogue”
“Quality of Learning” & “Space and Participation for All”
In conclusion, more attention needs to be paid to issues such as employment opportunities for Deaf young people, inclusiveness within the Deaf (youth) community, more awareness of what is means to feel safe and empowering Deaf young people who are not familiar with Deaf culture, Deaf identity or other Deaf individuals.