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 are undergoing: