Knowledge sharing space


For the first time ever, the EU4Youth Days will bring together youth workers and practitioners, policy makers and researchers from the Eastern Partnership region, the Western Balkans and the Southern Neighbourhood. With the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) in the lead, this event will offer space to take part in the discussions about youth participation and dialogue, youth employment and entrepreneurship, green transition and digitalisation. 

The European Year of Youth 2022 highlights the importance of youth in constructing a better future - one that is greener, more inclusive, and digital. Moving forward in a post-pandemic world with confidence and hope, the European Year of Youth will offer numerous possibilities to learn, share your vision, meet people, and participate in activities throughout Europe and its neighbouring regions.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING EVENT of the EU4Youth Days will take place online.

Through an interactive 2D game-like space, you and your avatar will be able to literally stroll through the virtual Youth Days space, actively sharing and discovering good practices on a wide range of themes for improved youth support established in the EU and beyond. Engage with your peers, youth policy experts and active in civil society young people from the EU and its neighbouring regions to learn from each other and create sustainability and synergies between your initiatives and projects.

More information on the use of the virtual platform will follow soon.

Participate online

11 and 12 October 2022 


Time indicated is CET (Brussels timezone)


Connecting to the platform for registered participants and setting the technicalities


Presentation of the virtual sharing space and introduction of the agenda by the main moderator

Exploring the platform, meetings in pairs and small groups, getting familiar with the agenda.


Official Opening and introductory remarks

by high level officials TBC


Short technical break


Start of the Sharing Space activities


10:00 - 10:40

Session I
Session II

Youthpass – makes your learning visible

SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre

Eda Bakır

Session III

Campaign to ban unpaid internships

European Youth Forum

Jessica Nguyen

Session IV

Joint searching for answers to all those terribly complex questions

Europify - Independent Institute for European Education & Integration

Dr. Bernhard Köhle

Session V
Session VI

Promoting Change through Cross-Regional Dialogues: Opportunities, Challenges, and Prospects

EU4Dialogue (Component 1) - Supporting Understanding between Conflict Parties Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova

Sebastian Relitz
Tanja Tamminen

Session VII
Session VIII


10:45 - 11:25

Session I

"Rural Youth Hub" a platform for Youth Activism and Community Change in Albania!

Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD)
Project: Rural Albanian Youth

Ilda Metani

Session II

Young Spirit of Renewal - New European Bauhaus Manifesto


Zeynep Ünsal

Session III

Erasmus Young Entrepreneurs:
Want to start your own business? Check out how Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs can help!

European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Marijana Juras

Session IV
Session V
Session VI

Green Entrepreneurship and Circular Economy Curricula in Georgia

Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (SEED) Programme for Green Growth in Borderline Communities

Mariam Khergiani

Session VII
Session VIII


Short break


11:45 - 12:25

Session I

Young European Ambassadors Initiative

WeBalkans EU

Hadzera Selimovic

Session II

How to Launch a Civic Tech Project (and Survive): Stories from Eastern Partnership Countries

EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility

Iryna Velska

Session III

New approach to culture: ideas, opportunities, and experiences about cultural participation of youth

Goethe Institut Georgien, EU4Culture project

Mariam Lezhava
Rusudan Ebralidze

Session IV

E-library of youth sector evaluation - a resource database for supporting better quality in the youth sector related to monitoring and evaluation

Youth Partnership - CoE -EU

Marti Taru

Session V

Connecting youth to their community: addressing mental health and providing psychosocial support in peacebuilding

European Peacebuilding Liaison Office and Mercy Corps

Lorenzo Angelini
Abdallah Shraim

Session VI

Youth Participation Index – Unique tool for measuring the level of youth participation in decision-making processes

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation / WB&T for EmploYouth

Srdjan Mitrovic
Ksenija Rakić

Session VII

Civil society and youth - participation and funding on a local level; How to empower activism and youth participation?

United Nations Development Programme / Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans 2 (ReLOaD2)

Samir Omerefendic
Sinisa Ignjatic

Session VIII

(common session)

12:30 - 13:30

Policy labs as a tool for engaging with youth in policy and decision making


Wrap-up and closing of the knowledge sharing event


End of Knowledge sharing space event

Stay tuned - more details will follow.