As part of the public policy of youth and as part of the process of recognizing diversity and strengthening identities, the Youth Forum process is being promoted to strengthen the management of youth policy through the involvement and participation of Young people in their design and implementation. This process is strengthened in the participation of an inter- institutional panel that has the commitment of different institutions to give a comprehensive response to this sector of the population.
The forum is set up at provincial level, as a permanent work process that allows a sustained dialogue between civil society and institutions. From the work on thematic panels, one of them culture, youth, leaders and leaders of organizations and youth groups of province define a roadmap to solve concrete demands in the cultural sector with responsibilities for institutions and participants. From each meeting, a road map is drawn up that reflects the main debates, as well as the commitments and dates of compliance. At the moment, six Forums have been installed in Ibarra, Ambato, Tena, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Loja, of which the Ministry of Culture and Heritage hosted Ibarra and Loja.
Based on these experiences, actions are being developed to respond to the identified demands, such as initiatives for the use of public space by urban groups, artistic and cultural training spaces and spaces for awareness of cultural rights, to name a few (See Annex 16).