In order to put our mission and aims into practice, we develop Master Plan for the period of 3 years. The current master plan determines our strategy for the period 2018 – 2020 . We put forward 5 strategic priorities, which will offer the framework for our concrete actions:
- Quality education as roadmap to youth autonomy and active citizenship
- Foster options for the poor and vulnerable
- Develop the standard and strengthen the quality of the network structure
- Enhance mutual cooperation between member organisations and the international secretariat
- Advocate for youth autonomy and active citizenship
The strategic planning, which is another essential part of the policy area, is laid down in a ‘Master plan’ for a period of 3 years. The priorities put a focus on the actions the network wants to take in that period. The concrete actions presented in the master plan are to be carried out within the period of the master plan. It is the task of the Administrative Body and the General Executive Body to see that these actions are implemented. Writing the Master Plan is always an intricate process; there are many actors and stages involved.
The General Executive Body, together with the Administrative Body, works out the priorities starting from the goals of the network. The previous Master Plan is taken into account also and some actions connected to the priorities are also put forward. The international secretariat then has the responsibility to work out a draft Master Plan. This draft is presented several times to the Administrative Body, which gives them the opportunity to fine-tune the draft. When the draft is ready for adoption, the Master Plan is presented to the General Executive Body. They have the opportunity for further amendments. If the General Executive Body is satisfied, they adopt the Master Plan. This whole process takes one year. We see the different stages as crucial to our network: it needs to be the network that takes these steps, not individuals.