Youth is the extension of a society to the future, at the same time it constitutes the most vibrant part of that society and the basic dynamism of change. The ratio of the young population between the ages of 15-24 in the region is higher than the country average. The low level of education, both throughout the country and in the GAP Region, points to important problems in terms of the future and development of the country in a world that has passed into an information society.
The young population is adversely affected by insufficient education and vocational training opportunities, high unemployment, social and cultural activities and inadequate leisure time environments. The region is experiencing a transition period from traditional to modern. Young people are much more affected by the negative effects of this transition than older generations and they need appropriate tools and mechanisms to express themselves.
In order to achieve sustainable socio-economic development, it is a valid way to increase the participation of young people in social processes, to include them in decision-making processes and responsibilities, and to recognize them as a party. On the other hand, seeing the youth as a party, giving them initiative and empowering them is seen as a tool for the change to take place more painlessly in societies that are experiencing change and have development problems.