Western Balkans Youth Policy Labs
Youth Policy Lab brings a participatory and youth centred approach to policy-making processes. It provides a safe space for youth to participate on equal basis with policymakers and engage meaningfully in policy development, policy evaluation or policy revisions based on the principles of co-management and co-production.
It is an approach which provides opportunity for decision-makers to better understand young people’s realities, challenges and needs in order to work together with them and co-design new innovative solutions to the pressing issues youth face. Youth Policy Lab is an inclusive process, designing open and transparent youth-centred policies.
Most important aspects of Youth Policy Lab implementation at the level of each economy include:
- Creation of the Working Group at economy level
- Step-by-step implementation of the process
- Monitoring and ensuring the impact
As part of the Western Balkans Youth Lab two thematic Youth Policy Labs have been developed.