From 7 October to 18 November 2019, the MOOC provides participants with the basic competences to engage in youth policy. A youth policy is a strategy by public authorities, providing young people with opportunities for successful integration in society and enabling them to be active and responsible.

Furthermore, participants will learn about the essential elements of youth policy, the steps of youth policy (development, delivery, evaluation), its impact in the lives of young people, and they will reflect on their future steps in youth policy.

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • understand the “basics” of youth policy (concepts and definitions, scope, objectives, actors, European and national levels)
  • become aware of the relevance of the key elements for youth policy (cross-sectoral, knowledge-based, participation, inclusion, youth work)
  • understand how to build a framework for youth policy (identifying key issues, priority areas and themes)
  • understand the major steps for youth policy development, implementation and delivery, and evaluation
  • reflect on the future of youth policy and their own future engagement in youth policy
  • gain motivation and information about different ways of getting involved in youth policy.


The course is open and free for anyone interested. Youth policymakers from different levels, youth workers and youth leaders, youth NGOs and youth researchers are encouraged to participate.


The course is offered by the EU-CoE Youth Partnership.


Participants need to register.

07/10/2019 - 18/11/2019

All countries


Find out more here.