The Wilton Park Youth Dialogues are a series of events being held from 2017 to 2019 with a focus on the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The Dialogues bring together young people, government and non-governmental organisations, civil society, academics, educationalists and business leaders for honest, inclusive conversations about young people and their role in addressing local, regional and global challenges. They provide a forum to discuss the effectiveness of existing policy approaches and explore what new approaches are needed in order to co-create a more peaceful and prosperous world.
The focus of the series is on creating a positive and action-oriented debate with emphasis on youth ambitions and opportunities in relation to employment, education, security and peace. It looks at how best to harness the energy and imagination of young people, whilst ensuring that they are equipped with the education, skills and tools that will allow them to become resilient and thriving citizens in a challenging world.