9. Youth and the World
One of the main targets of the National Youth Strategy 2017-2022 (Εθνική στρατηγική για τη νεολαία 2017-2022), is to reinforce the role of young people in the democratic process in Cyprus. One of its main action fields is “Youth and the world” where specific priorities are set and several topics from the global agenda, such as the climate change, the human rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being addressed.
There are several campaigns or initiatives taking place in Cyprus over the last years for different age groups. However, there is a need for top-level policies, initiatives and/or programmes addressed especially to young people with the aim to engage and inform them about global issues that concern them, and to encourage them to participate in international exchanges with other young people and relevant stakeholders.