In the working groups, the participants tried to answer different questions regarding the group they belonged to:
GROUP 1. Improving the mobility of young people with fewer opportunities
- Why is mobility important for participation?
- Do all young Europeans have the equal right to freedom of movement? If not, what groups do not have this right and what are the obstacles to their mobility?
- How does the visa regime hinder the mobility and the participation and what could youth do to combat this obstacle?
- Are there any good practices to increase the mobility of young people with fewer opportunities and/or information access of young people for greater mobility?
GROUP 2. More and better employment for young people with fewer opportunities
- Is it enough to have any job or is it important to have a good job?
- Does the educational system prepare people well for the labour market?
- How can we prevent emigration for economic reasons and is employment a way to integrate immigrants in the society?
- What kind of strategies could be developed to involve more young people coming from a disadvantaged background?
- What is the reality of the Lisbon strategy triangle; the connection between employment, active citizenship and lifelong learning?
GROUP 3. Non-formal education and competence building with young people with fewer opportunities
- How can we use non-formal education (NFE) to provide more chances for youth with fewer opportunities at the local, national and international levels?
- How can we make NFE more accessible for YPFO?
- How can NFE be used as a tool of integration of youth with fewer opportunities?
- How can NFE tackle the topic of school dropouts and be a second chance of personal development for YPFO?
- What are the young people’s needs and demands from the authorities on this issue?
GROUP 4. Integration of young people with fewer opportunities in society and their political participation
- What is participation and what are the necessary conditions for it?
- What are the challenges and obstacles of young people to (political) participation, especially in the case of YPFO?
- How can the voice of YPFO be heard?
- How can youth in general be more aware of this often excluded group of young people and advocate for them to facilitate and strengthen their active participation in their communities, in social and cultural activities, as well as political processes?
- Is social and cultural integration a basis or precondition for political participation?
GROUP 5. Health and Young people with fewer opportunities
- Does the health promotion/education guarantee healthier youngsters?
- What are the pros/cons of youth’s involvement in promoting healthy lifestyle?
- How can we assure health promotion at work?
- Is active participation the “key” to understanding of the consequences of risky
- How can we create a healthy environment?
- What is the best way to communicate health issues?
The final product of the consultations among young Europeans is the Izola declaration.