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Estonian presidency’s youth field kick-off event sees officials coding together with the youth

6. July 2017 - 11:07
Smart afternoon on smart youth work

A kick-off event of Estonian Presidency in youth field “Smart Afternoon on Smart Youth Work” is held in Brussels today. EU Member States’ officials responsible for youth affairs and young people attending the Coding Summer School will have a discussion on how to involve youth by digital media and technologies , and practice the development of smart solutions together.

The Head of Youth Working Party at the EU Council Ülly Enn: “During the Estonian presidency, we intend to promote smart youth work in Europe to reach out to young people in their daily environment - the digital world. Today’s afternoon conveys an important message: optimal solutions for smart inclusion of young people can be developed only together with the youth.”

The leaders of the Estonian NGO Tech Sisters will share their experience in involving girls in the development of IT solutions. Juhan Lepassaar, the Head of Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip will also be attending the event.

Besides smart youth work, the Estonian presidency will focus on how youth perceives the future of Europe. The discussions will be continued on the next EU Youth Strategy in order to determine the common priorities of youth work and youth policies as from 2019. In addition, Estonia will focus on youth volunteering and take forward the negotiations over the legislative proposal of European Solidarity Corps aimed at providing the youth with more opportunities to contribute to tackling the challenges faced by the society.

The international coding summer school for youth is held in Brussels from 3 to 7 July.

Further information on the Estonian presidency's priorities in the field of youth, education and research

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