Structured Dialogue is a means of mutual communication between young people and decision-makers in order to implement the priorities of European youth policy cooperation and to make young people’s voice heard in the European policy-shaping process.
It is a consultative process, implemented by the European Commission, that aims to increase cooperation with civil society and get firsthand input from young people. It is made up of one main event, the EU Youth Conference organised by the EU country currently holding the EU presidency.
Structured dialogue is a means of consulting between institutions of European union and public authorities and young people regarding important topics for young population all over Europe. Process of structured dialogue with youth ensures that their recommendations and opinions take place in national and European policy. Process is described as “structured“ because consultation topics and time are pre-arranged: the events for expressing youth representatives’ opinions and concerns to other representatives of national and European institutions take place through 18-month cycle.