YOUTH CONSULTATIONS. The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on youth in Europe and Central Asia



GEYC is partnering with the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) to conduct a series of youth consultations in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. The results of the youth consultations will support the development of a regional policy paper on the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 on youth aged 15-24 in Europe and Central Asia. The paper is led by UNICEF ECARO and the European Training Foundation (ETF).


Four (4) online consultations will take place on the 7th and 9th of July, from 10:00 and from 15:00 CET, each lasting 1h-1.5h. During these consultations, young people from the Europe and Central Asia region are invited to share their views on issues of education, employment, mobility, participation, youth experiences and sentiments related to Covid 19, and how to build back better with young people. 


Consultations will ensure geographical representation, as well as representations of various groups of young people, with a maximum of 20 participants/topic. 


Criteria for Participation:

  • Age: 15-24 years old
  • Level of English: conversational 
  • Geographical location:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
  • Diversity: We would like to ensure that various youth groups are represented, including: students, entrepreneurs, NEETs, rural youth, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, youth with disabilities, etc.
  • Members and of youth organisations, as well as individual youth.


If you belong to this target group and would like to get involved, please contact us.