The engagement of the OSCE in promoting the role of young people and including them in its peace and security agenda dates as far back as to the Organization’s founding document, the Helsinki Final Act, and was reiterated by many subsequent OSCE resolutions. Austria is building on the fundamental engagement of the OSCE, and in the series of events titled #YouthTalks17 it will focus increasingly on the involvement of young persons in OSCE issues.
The first Youth Talks are dealing with radicalised youth. Are they victims or perpetrators? Ercan Nik Nafs from the Vienna Youth Ombuds-Office, Felix Saleh Seferovic from Vienna University, Edit Schlaffer from Women Without Borders and Moritz Ehrmann from the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship Task Force met young Austrians to discuss this topic, including the delicate question as to when a victim of radicalisation turns into a perpetrator.