From 21-22 October 2020, a two-day EU4Youth conference was held in Tbilisi to discuss new opportunities to strengthen youth employment, entrepreneurship and participation in Georgia. In the format of a round-table discussion, the event brought together more than a hundred local, national and international stakeholders in youth policy to focus on youth dialogue and youth social entrepreneurship initiatives that support employment opportunities for young people in Georgia.
The first day of the round-table meeting aimed to inform and raise awareness about the future Eastern Partnership structured dialogue with youth and to introduce the main provisions of the EU Youth Guarantee scheme. The second day of the event focused on the theme of Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) and provided space for discussion about YSE needs and challenges in Georgia. Participants were able to hear from local NGOs dealing with Social Entrepreneurship projects, who provided their insights about social entrepreneurship support mechanisms and engagement of local actors in the field. The Youth Agency has presented its latest agenda to support Georgian youth and foster their participation in their societies.
The event was organised by the EU-funded EU4Youth Programme, in partnership with the EU Delegation to Georgia, the Youth Agency in Georgia, as well as EU4Youth implementing partners in Georgia, CENN and Mercy Corps.