HAMBURG, Germany, 8 December 2016 – Youth participation and youth mainstreaming in security were in focus at a side event co-organized today on the margins of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain and the OSCE Chairmanship’s three Special Representatives on Youth and Security. Taking part were many youth activists from civil society and OSCE youth focal points.
FFEU European Director Samia Hathroubi reflected on the need to empower young people in order to make them agents of change for today’s challenges. She called for a change of paradigm and advocated for regarding youth as part of the solution rather than a threat.
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