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Europe and Central Asia

Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in promoting global opportunity for all young people and advancing the rights of young people in the last three decades. However, significant disparities remain. Closing them will be critical to guaranteeing future stability and prosperity. 

Safeguarding Europe and Eurasia’s future

Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in promoting global opportunity for all young people and advancing the rights of young people in the last three decades. However, significant disparities remain. Closing them will be critical to guaranteeing future stability and prosperity. 

Europe and Central Asia have undergone immense change in short periods of time. New nations have made substantial strides in decreasing disparities in global opportunity for young people and integrating children & youth in an increasingly interconnected world. However, at the same time, significant disparities exist across the region. For still too many children, education does little to prepare youth for the demands of an interconnected economy. Poverty, unequal educational opportunity, and insufficient global education leave far too many young people isolated from the global community and behind in a changing world. Poor records in civic education, traditional societal barriers, and lacking governmental support mean that many young people lack meaningful opportunities to participate and engage in their communities. And all too often, the role of young people in sustainable development, environmental change, and security is ignored.

Closing gaps to ensure that all children across this region have global opportunity – educated and empowered to learn, engage, participate, and lead in a changing world, founded in an understanding and appreciation of an increasingly connected planet – is a fundamental imperative. We are proud to work in partnership with European and Central Asian people, young people, and partners to deliver on that commitment and help safeguard the region’s continued strong promise.

Our Operations in Europe and Central Asia

The IAYG family’s operations in Europe and Central Asia include operations across all primary sectors of work. Our commitments to the region include collaboration with European and Central Asian governments, community-based organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and young people themselves. Learn more about our primary sectors of work

As the region-level oversight organization of the IAYG family in Europe and Central Asia, the Regional Directorate for Europe and Central Asia facilitates communication between country offices, helps oversee their work, and leads the general commitment of IAYG family institutions and partners across the entire region. 

The Office of the Director is responsible for general leadership of the IAYG family in the region. Additionally,  four deputy offices report directly to the Office, and are responsible for leading facets of the IAYG family’s commitment to the region:

  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Administration oversees relationships between country offices, region-wide programmatic administration, and regional strategic direction. As the most senior deputy organization, the Office additionally exercises extensive oversight over programmes conducted at local and national levels in the region.
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Partnerships and Government Relations oversees joint coordination and region-wide partnerships with governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, private sector, and other stakeholders. To learn more about the IAYG family’s legacy of partnerships, click here
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Programme Development oversees the IAYG family’s programme, in-kind assistance, and joint-venture programme pipeline across the region. The office is responsible for programme development across every sector of work in the IAYG family.
  • The Office of the Deputy Director for Communications and Accountability is responsible for communications, community relations, and transparency in operation across the regional branch. In its capacity ensuring accountable governance, the office works closely with the IAYG family’s Office for Accountability and Accessible Governance (OAAG). Learn more about our commitment to transparency and accountability here.
 
Regional Directorate for Europe and Central Asia
Communications, Transparency, and Public Relations
eca@iaygfamily.org
 

Enquiries about partnerships are handled by the Office of the Deputy Director for Partnerships and Government Relations, and should be directed to partnerships-eca@iaygfamily.org.

IAYG family media partners should contact Mr. Frederick Arthur (frederick.arthur@iaygfamily.org). To learn more about regional media contacts, click here.

Queries relating to governance, accountability, corruption, and/or ethics should be made here.

To contact the Directorate for Europe and Central Asia with regard to programme information or general enquiries, please fill out the form below:

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