Adolescents & Youth
Empowering young people through skills and opportunities
UNICEF’s partnership with the EU for youth focuses on supporting adolescents in disadvantaged situations and in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies. We ensure young people have access to quality education, opportunities to acquire valuable life skills, increase their knowledge around HIV/AIDS and healthy behaviours, and enable them to become productive and integrated members of their societies.
Some examples of joint projects include:
- UNICEF – supported by the EU’s humanitarian aid – is building life skills among teenage refugee mothers in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya through vocational training and business start-up support. The young mothers are trained in baking, hairdressing and tailoring.
- Together with the EU’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), UNICEF works on strengthening resilience and civic engagement of adolescents and youth in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine. The programme benefits youth by providing them with the skills and opportunities to act as social change agents in their communities.
- Generation Unlimited: the EU partners with UNICEF in the “Generation Unlimited” initiative - a new global initiative boosting quality education and training for young people.
“I have benefited because of this training."
– Catherina, Trainee Tailor