European Commission launches Europe's online encyclopaedia of national youth policies


On 12 December 2017, Youth Wiki, a new online database on national structures, policies and actions supporting young people in Europe, became available to public. This wide-ranging database was developed by the European Commission to promote European cooperation in the field of youth and it covers the eight main fields of action identified in the 2010-2018 EU Youth Strategy: education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world, and creativity and culture.

The Youth Wiki contains the qualitative information on reforms, initiatives, and trends in youth policy of 27 participating countries, that is provided and annually updated by National Correspondents designated by the governments of each country. In the field of education and training, the platform provides an overview of the main trends in young people's participation in education and training, actions for tackling young people's early leaving from education and training, measures to help young people develop media literacy and digital competences, and of other important issues.

ETUCE also welcomes the new platform as a tool that education trade unions may use for strengthening the organisation of its young members and improving the flow of information on their working and participation rights.