Eurodiaconia co-signed a position paper calling for the EU to take further measures in promoting the inclusion of youth in its programmes.

The paper, titled “Inclusive Youth and Educational Programmes“, is focused on two of the EU’s most popular initiatives for citizens – Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps – and notes that people with special needs and fewer opportunities meet with significant obstacles when they try to participate. Therefore, Eurodiaconia and eleven other civil society organisations from local, national and European levels are calling on the Commission to implement nine improvements in its 2021-2027 work plan. These recommendations include better inclusion of experts and civil society structures with knowledge of people with special needs, adoption of special measures to reach previously discriminated groups, provision of language and administrative support and more.

For more information, you can read the full text of the paper on our website.