CONNECT at the Youth Progress Index’23 Launch Event

CONNECT International network attended the Youth Progress Index’23 Launch Event, which happened on the 18th of October in Brussels and was organised by the Europen Youth Forum.

They introduced a new tool that can be used for measuring the process of the quality of life of young people around the world – the Youth Progress Index. (Link: 

During the launch event, EYF highlighted the most important findings from the report and hosted a panel discussion that dove deeper into what the Youth Progress Index will bring to the future, with the following key speakers: 

  • Matjaž Gruden- Director of Democratic Participation at the Council of Europe, 
  • Elena Kountouri Tapiero- UN Regional Representative for Europe
  • Hanna Stahle- Head of Foresight and Innovation at Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea)
  • Cristina Bacalso – Members of the Pool of European Youth Researchers

It provided a better insight into understanding young people’s issues and developed more inclusive and efficient policies and projects using data.

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European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe

Co-funded by the European Union

Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union

Friedrich Neumann Foundation

SmartCity.Education Initiative

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