Challenges facing young people: enhancing cross-sectorial policy cooperation

EU Ministers see cooperation across policy areas as vital for addressing social and economic problems facing young people.


Council conclusions on enhancing cross-sectorial policy cooperation to effectively address socio-economic challenges facing young people (OJ C 172, 27.5.2015, pp. 3-7)



They consider strategies to strengthen the cross-sectorial approach to youth issues so that policy-makers can react more effectively and promptly to problems, making the best use of all available EU funding and programmes in this field.


Cross-sectorial policy

To implement a wide-ranging cross-sectorial youth policy, EU countries need to:

They call on the European Commission to:

They urge EU countries and the Commission to:

Tailor-made approaches

Specially designed cross-sector approaches to programmes that tackle socio-economic challenges facing young people are needed.

EU countries are invited to:

The Commission is asked to facilitate EU level interaction between youth policy makers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in implementing the Youth Guarantee.

Both the EU countries and the Commission are requested to:

Youth work

The EU Council requests that EU countries and the Commission highlight the value of youth work in tackling young people's challenges by:

More information:


Resolution of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, of 20 May 2014 on a European Union Work Plan for Youth for 2014-2015 (OJ C 183, 14.6.2014, pp. 5-11)

last update 24.09.2015