Programme Youth at Heart 2020

The Dutch Ministery of Foreign Affairs organised the Youth at Heart virtual forum, that took place on the afternoon of 2 November 2020. Young people from different countries shared and exchanged thoughts about education, employment and youth participation, to ensure a better future.

Watch the virtual forum on YouTube

All sessions of the 4 studios of the Youth at Heart virtual forum that was broadcasted on November 2, can be watched on our YouTube channel:

Studio Orange

Studio Orange on YouTube

  • Opening
    With Sigrid Kaag, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Minister of Youth and Sports of Chad and researchers of Restless Development.
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support 
    Save the Children, The MHPSS Collaborative and War Child     
  • Inter-generational Dialogue on Reimagining Learning and Skilling 
    Generation Unlimited
  • Youth and COVID-19 
  •  Wrap-up session
    Minister Kaag, youth, youth envoys and partners discussed highlights and takeaways of the day. Restless Development shared findings of their youth-led research. Presentation of the Youth at Heart Principles and announcement that the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches Youth Advisory Committee.

Studio Blue

Studio Blue on YouTube

  • Making Youth Engagement Meaningful 
    UNICEF and Generation Unlimited
  • Reimagine Talent on the Move 
  • Education in the COVID pandemic: why learning is critical to 21st century skills  Global Partnership for Education

Studio Purple

Studio Purple on YouTube

Nine short and snappy interactive sessions about a wide range of topics related to youth.

  1. Deep Dive: Engaging Young People in Policy Development for SRHR, Gender Equality and Bodily Autonomy
    CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality
  2. You(th) Choose: SOS Children’s Villages NL's experiences supporting youth transitions to work
    SOS Children’s villages
  3. Meaningful youth participation
    EU/ AU Youth Hub
  4. We Are Tomorrow Global Partnership – youth participation for climate action
    Youth Climate Movement
  5. Peer digitalised upskilling against the odds: How online platforms by and for young people can strengthen skills for entrepreneurship and employment in restrictive settings
    RNW Media
  6. Financing youth entrepreneurship in developing countries
  7. The Future of Agency: a collection of new narratives
    A collaborative effort of Hanze University of Applied Sciences and UNESCO - by Loes Damhof
  8. Creative solutions that tackle youth un(der)employment
    Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE)
  9. UN75: shaping our future together

Studio Pink

Studio Pink on YouTube

  • Youth@Heart, Inclusion@Soul 
  • Lessons in Youth Participation, Education and Mental Health 
    Tribeless Youth
  •  Jobs for youth in the green economy 
  • 1Youth Un(der)employment in Nigeria: A case for Digital and Technical Skills  Palladium
  • Youth-Led Enterprises 
    Orange Corners