EU4Youth round table to focus on youth opportunities in Azerbaijan: strengthening employment, entrepreneurship and participation

12-03-2021
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

EU4Youth round table to focus on youth opportunities in Azerbaijan: strengthening employment, entrepreneurship and participation.

Youth opportunities in Azerbaijan will be the central theme of an online round table organised by the EU4Youth programme over three days on 15-17 March, aimed at local, national and international stakeholders in youth work, youth policy and youth employment related topics. The event seeks to raise awareness on these core themes, share best practices, and discuss new opportunities to enhance cooperation on youth employment entrepreneurship and participation in Azerbaijan.

The conference is organised by the EU-funded EU4Youth programme, in partnership with the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan.

In the format of a round-table discussion, the three-day event will include the three core sessions:

  • EU Youth Dialogue and prospects for the implementation of structured dialogue with youth in Azerbaijan in the context of the Eastern Partnership;
  • EU Youth Employment Partnerships, sharing experiences from the EU Youth Guarantee and current activities and strategies to tackle youth unemployment in Azerbaijan;
  • Prospects for youth entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan.

The agenda includes presentations by EU and Azerbaijani officials, EU4Youth programme representatives, and organisations specialised in youth policy and advocacy.

Participants of the conference include representatives from public institutions dealing with youth issues, youth organisations, selected youth and education practitioners and their social partners, representatives from the EU Delegation, EU Member State representatives, youth policy experts and researchers, EU bilateral and regional projects beneficiaries, and selected international development partners.

The meeting is expected to bring increased understanding of youth-related strategies, instruments and practices being developed and implemented in Azerbaijan, including with the support of the European Union. Input from stakeholders will shape further opportunities for cooperation and best practices. The event will bring together key stakeholders working on youth policy in Azerbaijan to coordinate and collaborate on future EU4Youth activities.

The EU4Youth programme was launched by the European Union in 2017 to empower young people in the Eastern partner countries. As part of the Eastern Partnership, EU4Youth fosters the active participation of young people in society and their employability, by developing youth leadership and entrepreneurship through a variety of actions, including capacity building, fellowships, and support to policy dialogue, as well as by providing grants to organisations active in these areas.