"Youth: Our Word" is an attempt to find a solution and give our vision of the possible Ukrainian youth development.
The most interesting part of the brochure are three of the best open essays on the challenges faced by young people, these essays have won in the final of the initiative among the hundreds of texts sent to the contest.
During two years, the SD Platform with the initiative "Youth. Our Word" has visited 10 cities of Ukraine - Dnipro, Mykolayiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Kyiv and other regional centers. In each city, SD Platform activists have created a discussion platform on the topic of social problems. Every young person is familiar with these problems- corruption in education, inconsistency of university programs with the realities of the labor market, difficulties in obtaining the first job, low wages, "brain drain" issue and many others.
The series of 3-day meetings in each city brought youth leaders, students, activists, members of public and political organizations and representatives of state institutions together. So the voice of the young people was heard even by the closed to dialogue and discussions public authorities.
In the final of the initiative, a brochure "Youth. Our Word" has became the subject of a joint analytical work by hundreds of young people from different regions of Ukraine. Indeed, in spite of regions, differences in age, social status and profession, all of us, young Ukrainians, are concerned about the same issues:
— Education. Tool or formality?!
— Virus of unemployment: is there a cure?
— Social integration of youth