VIDEO: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Meeting with Young Political Leaders


VIDEO: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Meeting with Young Political Leaders

As part of the OSCE PA’s Call for Action – Helsinki +50 Process, young parliamentarians and representatives of youth wings of political parties in the OSCE area, aged 30 and under, will hold an online meeting on 27 May from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST.

Tune in here for the livestream. For the agenda, please see below:

14:30 – 14:40 Welcome remarks
- Video message by Peter Lord Bowness, OSCE PA President
- Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth (Canada)
- Roberto Montella, OSCE PA Secretary General

14:40 – 15:40 Opening Panel – Importance of involving and empowering youth in decision and policy-making to address current and future challenges
- Roger Padreny, OSCE PA Member (Andorra)
- Ambassador Luis Cuesta Civis, Chair of the OSCE Group of Friends on Youth and Security, Permanent Representative of Spain to the OSCE
- Anastasia Fusco, Adviser on Youth and Security, OSCE Secretariat
- Melanie Helm, Climate Crisis and Migration Team Leader, UN Studies Association
- Rosaline Marbinah, OSCE Special Representative on Youth and Security
Part 1 – Priorities for the agenda of a regional security organization such as the OSCE, and the role of youth in restoring confidence in multilateral cooperation mechanisms
Part 2 – How to ensure a better presence of youth representatives in multilateral cooperation mechanisms? (Structural/institutional initiatives, employment access, gender dimension/balance)
15:40-16:40 Discussion
Participants: Young parliamentarians and other young political leaders

16:40 – 17:00 Closing Panel - Takeaways and implications for the OSCE PA
- Monika Zajkova, OSCE PA Member (North Macedonia)
- Adeline Blancquaert, OSCE PA Member (Belgium)
- Final comments by the Moderator

Moderator: Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE PA High-level Expert



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