Results from Irish Presidency in the youth field

Source: Directorate-General for Education and Culture (EAC) i, published on Tuesday, July 16 2013, 2:00.

Council Conclusions on maximising the potential of youth policy in addressing the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy

Council Conclusions on the contribution of quality youth work to the development, well-being and social inclusion of young people

A Dublin Declaration was also agreed following an expert roundtable on the contribution of youth work to youth employment hosted by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, in June. This Declaration recognises the unique potential of youth work in supporting attainment of ‘soft’ skills which are increasingly sought after by employers.