The consultative meeting “Applying intersectionality in the youth field” is set up to search of a cooperative approach among youth organisations and other stakeholders in their work on non-discrimination. It takes place from 24-26 February online, with some 30 participants from different international and national youth organisations, movements and Human Rights organisations.
The meeting builds a common understanding of the role of intersectionality in promoting social inclusion, fostering active participation and combating discrimination taking an intersectional approach. The participants agreed that applying an intersectional approach means that we do not neglect the different experiences, access needs and issues that young people are facing and listen to this information as much as possible.
The meeting allowed the participants to share their views about the Council of Europe’s experiences in applying an intersectional approach in its work. Apart of the work in the Youth sector, the participants exchanged and learned about the work of ECRI, the Anti-Discrimination Department (SOGI Unit, Roma and Travellers Team) and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees.