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2022 Youthwise: Placing youth at the centre of the OECD

The 2022 OECD's Youth Advisory Board was made up of 24 people aged 18-29 from 25 OECD member countries who focused on how we can build an inclusive and green future for & with young people, in line with the OECD’s policy priorities.

After a year of learning about the OECD’s policy work and putting forward their perspectives through events, speaking opportunities and exchanges with experts, Youthwise 2022 are marking their end of their mandate with their legacy piece: Placing youth at the centre of the OECD: Youthwise 2022 insights for the way forward. In it, they share their vision for the future of working with and for youth in policy and beyond.

The Future Youth Want: Elements of a Youth Manifesto

2022 has also seen Youthwise members speak at the Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), marking the first time young people have been formally invited to the OECD’s highest-level meeting. 

At the initiative of the Italian Presidency of the 2022 OECD MCM, a workshop was indeed organised on 8 June in Paris, bringing together members of Youthwise as well as representatives from youth organisations and OECD experts. A number of proposals emerged from it and were relayed to Ministers on 10 June (Browse Youthwise speeches).

Youthwise activities in 2022

Youthwise members:

  • brought their generation's perspectives, insights, and ideas to the OECD 
  • gained a greater understanding of key policy issues that affect their generation
  • took part in closed-door meetings and consultations, engaging on a range of topics and themes, with OECD experts and external stakeholders
  • had the opportunity to speak at events and participated in webinars on behalf of Youthwise
  • were able to speak on panels and participated in webinars, providing interventions on behalf of Youthwise 
  • created and (co-)authored documents, articles, and videos to share Youthwise views 
  • joined interactive workshops with other youth organisations such as the Y20, meeting youth leaders from around the world 
  • networked and gained a better understanding of how international policy-making functions

See below the activities they took part in:

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