Despite the existence of several international human rights
mechanisms which also apply to young people, a specific legal instrument
encompassing their social, economic and political rights seems today
necessary to ensure their full protection. The report therefore
pleads for a framework convention at European level to improve young
people’s access to fundamental rights.
The report also calls for enhanced intergenerational dialogue
and more consideration of youth proposals, such as those put forward
by the young people’s representatives at the 9th Conference of Ministers
responsible for Youth, at the Youth Assembly and at the World Forum
for Democracy, which were held in 2012.
Political commitment and adequate budgetary provisions are
required to strengthen involvement of youth representatives in policy
and decision-making at national level – for example through participatory
structures in national parliaments and governments – as well as
internationally, through pan-European and global international organisations.