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EU Youth Strategy

The EU developed an EU Youth Strategy and wants young people to engage and become an active citizen involved in democracy and society. We want young people to tell us what is important to them by taking part in the EU Youth Dialogue.

Creativity and culture

What is the EU's role?

The EU supports young people’s creativity and innovation through access to and participation in culture.

In particular the EU Youth Strategy aims to:

  • Support the development of creativity among young people
  • Increase access to culture and creative tools
  • Make new technologies available to empower young people’s creativity and innovation, and boost interest in culture, the arts and science
  • Provide access to places where young people can develop their creativity and interests
  • Facilitate long-term synergies between policies and programmes in culture, education, health, social inclusion, media, employment and youth to promote creativity and innovation
  • Promote specialised training in culture, new media and intercultural skills for youth workers
  • Promote partnerships between the cultural and creative sectors, youth organisations and youth workers
  • Facilitate and support young people's talent and entrepreneurial skills
  • Promote knowledge about culture and cultural heritage

How is this being done?

The Commission supports these objectives through its funding programmes, policies and studies: