Young people from the Youth RESOLVE consortium, funded by the European Union, advocate for greater participation in decision-making processes at local levels, in a roundtable discussion at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon.
The consortium selected eight youth, representing various communities and regions around the country, to engage decision-makers on key issues they have collectively identified, as well as present to decision-makers and organisations their recommendations. The issues include youth participation, visibility and inclusivity in decision-making. To address such issues, Municipal Youth Committees have been identified as the channel through which youth throughout the country can be fully involved and integrated in policy decisions that affect them. This recommendation is framed by inclusivity and representation of the varied demographics of each community. The roundtable acts as a launch to call upon stakeholders around Lebanon to hear youth’s voices and work with them to implement change.
The Youth RESOLVE project is funded by the European Union, through its Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, and supports young people in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Lebanon, the programme aims to improve social cohesion between host and refugee communities, providing young people with the life skills to carry out activities that strengthen the relationships in their communities.