June has been the month to discuss Youth Rights before the summer break and OBESSU was present represented by Aleksandra Maldžiski, member of OBESSU’s Advisory Committee. Aleksandra is part of the European Youth Forums Expert Group on Youth Rights and on 12th-13th June the first meeting of the group was held in Brussels. In addition she also took part in the informal debate on youth rights in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)which was held on 23rd June in Strasbourg. The main aim of the Experts’ Meeting was to outline the working plan for the team and to set the objectives for the duration of the group’s mandate 2011-2012. Participants discussed youth rights concepts and the need for a rights-based approach to youth policy. Informative, well-structured and rich in output, the kick-off meeting will be followed up by the next working session to be held in Vienna in October. The second meeting Aleksandra took part in was the informal debate on youth rights held at the end of June in Strasbourg which opened up a space for youth representatives to discuss youth rights with the parliamentarians in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The primary objective was to emphasise the need of having the topic of youth policy on the table of the PACE and not only discuss youth-related issues at committee level. The day after the informal debate the PACE adopted the report 'Towards a European Framework on Youth Rights', which provides an overview of young people’s access to their rights in Europe, and invites Member States to examine the possibility of drafting a framework convention on youth rights.