The Council also paid tribute to the victims of the Paris events with a minute of silence. All ministers addressed their condolences to the French minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, and to all the relatives of the victims of the Paris attacks of 13 November.
According to minister Claude Meisch, “We can prevent marginalisation and radicalisation of young people by reducing early school leaving and enabling all young people to participate in our societies, giving them the opportunity to foster our common European values.”
The Council adopted the 2015 EU Youth Report on the implementation of the Renewed Framework for European Cooperation in the Youth Field (2010-2018).
This joint report from the Commission and the Council evaluates the progress made under the cooperation framework in the period 2013-2015. It also assesses the implementation of the "structured dialogue" with young people and puts forward new policy recommendations and priorities for the next three year period (2016-2018).
The Council adopted two resolutions on
- a new EU Work Plan for Youth (2016-2018) which focuses on how to address more promptly and effectively the continuing high youth unemployment rates and the consequences of the crisis on young people.
- encouraging the political participation of young people in European democratic life, which was the priority of the current work cycle of the structured dialogue.