Youth policy in Ukraine – Conclusions of the Council of Europe International Review Team (2013)
Ukraine is the 19th country overall, and the third of the Commonwealth of independent States (following Armenia and Moldova) to have its youth policy reviewed by the Council of Europe's international review team. Ukraine presented a range of new challenges: it was by far the largest country geographically and it embodied geo-political characteristics (from North to South, and East to West) that are reflected in its philosophy and approach to youth policy development.
This international review explores three issues of particular interest to the Ukrainian authorities: health and healthy lifestyles, employment and employability, and patriotic education and citizenship, in addition, the international review pays special attention to questions of youth participation and engagement, and to those groups of "vulnerable" young people who are at most risk of social exclusion.
The review argues for the establishment of a more open development model for youth policy in Ukraine, supported by a clear strategic vision and the strengthening of its commitment to local capacity and autonomy in shaping relevant programmes and projects, in particular, it also advocates the promotion of more diverse methodologies in the implementation of youth policy, based on non-formal learning and skills-development principles.
Chapter 1: Background and methodology
Chapter 2: Introduction to Ukraine
Chapter 3: Youth and youth policy in Ukraine
Chapter 4: Delivery of youth policy in Ukraine
Chapter 5: Health and health lifestyles
Chapter 6: Employment and employability
Chapter 7: Patriotic education and citizenship
Chapter 8: Youth engagement and participation
Chapter 9: Vulnerability, risk and exclusion
Chapter 10: Conceptual debates and cross-cutting themes
Summary of recommendations
Appendix 1. Programmes of the visits in Ukraine