The Working Group on Youth Policy
Youth policy is one of the main priorities of the BSSSC. Since the establishing of the BSSSC, youth work and youth events have been supported and promoted by the BSSSC Board.
In 2001 during the Pomeranian Region BSSSC chairmanship youth issues become an important working area. In 2002 youth workers network was established and young people participated for the first time in the BSSSC Annual Conference. In 2002-2004 the network organized many different seminars for the youth. In March 2004 Youth work was transferred to the BSSSC Ad hoc Working Group on Youth Policy.
Today the work group consists of civil servants and youth representatives from the participating BSSSC subregions. The working group meets at least twice a year, where current work and youth related issues are discussed.
The Working Group on Youth Policy brings together youth workers and youth representatives from the Baltic Sea Region.
The main task of the working group is to provide the Board and the BSSSC regions with information on youth policies in the Baltic sea region, to ensure the dialogue between the Board and young people; prepare position papers, initiate own projects and events, and exchange best practices in the field of youth work.
BSSSC shall have a youth network consisting of at least one representative from each of the Baltic sea region countries. The youth network shall convene at least twice a year – one of them being in connection with the annual conference. The youth network shall elect two members to the Board for a two year period at the time. The youth network can take part in all the work of the BSSSC.