all young people, without exception, have the right to be guided in life’s journey.”
— Pope Francis

The National Dialogue will be a three-year process that starts by engaging a diverse group of national leaders from a variety of settings to help facilitate the National Dialogue in their specific context (such as national movements, conferences, universities, resource organizations, and national organizations). This group of leaders will make up the National Leadership Network, which will engage and lead the National Dialogue.

The same definition of “young people” that the XV Ordinary Synod suggests will be used:

“…the word ‘youth’ refers to persons who are roughly 16 to 29 years old, while bearing in mind that the term needs to be adapted to local circumstances. In any case, it is good to remember that the term ‘youth,’ in addition to referring to persons, is a stage of life that each generation understands in an unequal, original manner.”
(Preparatory Document, XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Vatican City, 2017)