European youth policy for the next decade will be decided at the 8th European Conference of Youth Ministers jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the Ukrainian Government in the capital Kyiv on 10-11 October, according to a CE press-release forwarded to UNIAN.

 The conference, entitled  “The future of the Council of Europe youth policy: AGENDA 2020”, will focus on challenges that young people across Europe are facing today. These include: 

· Promoting equal opportunities for girls and boys, young women and young men;

· Supporting young people’s access to social rights;

· Empowering young people to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and its religious dimension;

· Promoting intergenerational dialogue and solidarity;

 The event will bring together ministers responsible for youth from the 49 signatory countries of the European Cultural Convention as well as representatives of the European Youth Forum and international non-governmental youth organisations as well as representatives of international organisations and institutions, professional networks, and parliamentarians.

 A final declaration outlining the priorities in the youth sector for the next decade - the so called "Agenda 2020” - is due to be adopted on 11 October.

 The conference, which is open to the press, will start at 09.30 at the Centre of Business and Cultural Co-operation “Ukrainian House” (2, Khreschatyk Str, Kyiv).