Lithuanian Youth Council presented their daily activities and challenges in youth policy. The presentation was arranged in the Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth and Bio-economy Module II meeting in Vilnius.
The Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth and Bio-economy addresses the need for a better integration of younger generations into the field of bio-economy. Youth (up to 30 years of age) are vital for renewing and innovating the sector, which is necessary for the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based society/economy. Today, however, there is a lack of necessary links and methods for attracting and involving youth. In response to this, the Swedish Institute, together with the Nordic Council of Ministers and other cooperation partners, is developing a training programme to tackle the challenges of youth participation in the bio-economy sector.
Coordinator of International Affairs at LiJOT Paulius Serapinas delivered the main target activities and the structure of Lithuanian Youth Council. Also, shared experience about the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in the Lithuanian youth sector.
The main idea of the presentation was to show not only how to implement and promote sustainability in the youth sector, but also how to start thinking about Sustainable Development on a daily basis. It is important to emphasize that LiJOT has just started its own path towards sustainable work and sustainable politics. Our organizations have also adopted a position about UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation in the youth sector in Lithuania (You can find the position right here: bit.ly/2CAhoop).
LiJOT is proud to announce that the start of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals is successful and promising for future challenges and changes.
Stay tuned to hear more ideas, news and activities!