In the context of the 2022 European Year of Youth and the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Committee of the Regions, the EU's voice of regions and cities together with the European Youth Forum, the voice of young people in Europe, today launched the co-creation process of a European Charter for youth and democracy. The Charter will strive to build and consolidate a youth friendly democratic space to ensure the voices of young people are formally, continuously and permanently represented in the European Union.
The co-creation process of the Charter was launched during the 9th Summit of Regions and Cities in Marseille , and will take place until the end of 2022.To fulfil its goal to empower and include young people in decision-making, the proposals for the Charter will be collected through participatory processes, which may include conferences, workshops, online consultations, etc. to allow young people to express their ideas and debate with local and regional representatives and other stakeholders. A final signing ceremony will be held in December 2022 at the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions to endorse the Charter.
More information will be available on a dedicated webpage.