Youth Goals

The 11 European Youth Goals summarise the issues that affect young people in Europe and the political priorities that are important to them. The Youth Goals show in which areas change still has to happen so that young people in Europe can use their full potential.

The EU Youth Dialogue works on the implementation of the Youth Goals. At European, national and regional level, the EU Youth Dialogue works with the Youth Goals to shape policy in the interests of young people.

Around 50,000 young people took part in a Europe-wide survey in 2018. Based on this survey, the 11 Youth Goals were formulated with concrete sub-goals under scientific supervision. All EU countries were involved in the development of the Youth Goals and support them. The Youth Goals have been included in the EU Youth Strategy.

The Youth Goals have been translated into different language versions. You can find them below.

#1 Connecting EU with Youth

Foster the sense of youth belonging to the European project and build a bridge between the EU and young people to regain trust and increase participation.

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#2 Equality of All Genders

Ensure equality of all genders and gendersensitive approaches in all areas of life of a young person.

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#3 Inclusive Societies

Enable and ensure the inclusion of all young people in society.

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#4 Information & Constructive Dialogue

Ensure young people have better access to reliable information, support their ability to evaluate information critically and engage in participatory and constructive dialogue.

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#5 Mental Health & Wellbeing

Achieve better mental wellbeing and end stigmatisation of mental health issues, thus promoting social inclusion of all young people.

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#6 Moving Rural Youth Forward

Create conditions which enable young people to fulfill their potential in rural areas.

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#7 Quality Employment for All

Guarantee an accessible labour market with opportunities that lead to quality jobs for all young people.

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#8 Quality Learning

Integrate and improve different forms of learning, equipping young people for the challenges of an ever-changing life in the 21st century.

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#9 Space and Participation for All

Strengthen young people’s democratic participation and autonomy as well as provide dedicated youth spaces in all areas of society.

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#10 Sustainable Green Europe

Achieve a society in which all young people are environmentally active, educated and able to make a difference in their everyday lifes.

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#11 Youth Organisations & European Programmes

Ensure equal access for all young people to youth organisations and European youth programmes, building a society based on European values and identity.

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The Youth Goals in different languages

The Youth Goals have been translated into different language versions by members of the working groups of the respective countries:


English Version

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Bulgarian Version

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Croatian Version

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Estonian Version

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Finnish Version

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French Version

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German Version

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Italian Version

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Lithuanian Version

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Luxembourgish Version

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Macedonian Version

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Portuguese Version

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Romanian Version

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Slovenian Version

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Spanish Version

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Turkish Version

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