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International Partnerships

Programmes and initiatives

The EU supports partner countries to review and design policies to promote young people’s well-being and rights, and facilitate their inclusion in social, civic and economic life.

Youth Sounding Board

Youth Sounding Board

The Youth Sounding Board is a space for young people to have an influence on EU external action and international partnerships.

OCT Youth Network

Overseas Countries and Territories Youth Network

The network increases the ties between young people living in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) and the EU, and enhances the knowledge and involvement of young people in the EU-OCT partnership.
Let's empower and engage youth around the world

Youth Democracy Cohort

The Youth Democracy Cohort brings together governments, civil society, and the private sector to advance good governance, youth political and civic engagement around the world.


In 4 U-Report polls run in Africa and Europe, 450,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 35 voiced their views on key topics that affect their future.
AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

The AUxEU Youth Cooperation Hub is where African & European Youth think and act together to develop new ideas on 6 topics, essential to the AU-EU Partnership, compiled in the Abidjan Youth Declaration and the AU-EU Youth Agenda.

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A second chance at success for young Nigerian girls

The informal learning centre, built in 2019, is part of a European Union and UNICEF-supported project carried out by the Norwegian Refugee Council to equip conflict-affected adolescents and young people with the skills they need.