1. Forthcoming policy developments
In 2019, a document titled Youth Vision of Turkey (2023) is underway. It is foreseen to be published in mid-2019. Youth Vision of Turkey is considered to include more emphasises on certain themes like youth empowerment and participation. The aim of the new vision document is to provide a more participatory approach in policy-making and implementation processes.
In addition, Ministry of Youth and Sports continues working on establishing new mechanisms to increase the participation of young people. In that framework, negotiations and technical preparations have been carried out for establishing Turkish National Youth Council. The foundation of the Turkish National Youth Council is scheduled to take place in 2019.
2. Ongoing Debates
At the present time, there is an ongoing discussion among several public authorities and youth NGO's about the organisational structure of the Turkish National Youth Council which is to be founded in 2019.
Besides, the trainings provided to youngsters in the Youth Centres are considered to be reformulated. New training modules and subject are considered to be brought in.