The European Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace & Security held in Brussels, Belgium, from 25 to 27 September 2017, was one of a series of national and regional consultations for the Progress Study mandated by UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.
The consultation was organized by the European External Action Service, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Youth Forum and the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding (the Concept Note is available here). Forty-four young participants between the age of 15 to 30 from the region were selected out of an open call for applications. Participants came from 19 different countries and territories: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
* References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).