In 2010 the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum set up a stakeholders’ coalition related to adoption of a new EU programme in the field of education and youth for the period 2013-2020. As we are now 3-4 years ahead of the next generation of EU programmes. In a joint coalition, youth and education sectors will have more chances to have an advocacy impact in the negotiations. The goal is to foster concrete proposals and to get the support of the European Parliament and other institutions. The coalition should aim to make sure that “the Brussels case” is solved as a priority.