Youth priorities in Interreg
At the end of June, Interact published a new issue of the Stories of European Cooperation, a publication written by IVY volunteers in collaboration with Interact and the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR). In this edition, IVY volunteers follow up on the priorities indicated as main fields of work to improve Interreg by the young people who prepared the Manifesto for Young People by Young People to Shape the European Cooperation Policy.
The Youth Manifesto was launched in 2020 after months of work by a group of young people who, coordinated by staff from the European Commission, expressed their views on Interreg and especially on how to make Cooperation Policy more in line with their expectations.
Young people’s answer to the question relating to what is the most important topic that Interreg should address, participants pointed identified five fields of action within European Cooperation which are relevant to them, including access to training opportunities, youth employment, digitalisation, climate change and citizens’ engagement in policy making & implementation.
In the last edition of the Stories of European Cooperation five IVY volunteers illustrate ongoing Interreg projects which address these priorities, showing the benefits of cooperation across borders and providing good examples for future projects which are particularly meaningful for young people.
Find here the issue of the Stories of European Cooperation. Youngsters building together a better Europe.