7th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth 
23-24 September 2005 - Budapest, Hungary 

    “Human dignity and social cohesion: youth policy responses to violence”

Draft programme

    Thursday, 22 September

    14h30: Meeting of Senior Officials (CDEJ)

    Friday, 23 September

    09h30: Plenary session (Intercontinental hotel : Apaczai Csere street 12-14, 1052 Budapest)

Visual presentation on the theme of the Conference

Welcome address by Kinga Gncz, Minister for Youth, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Hungary

Opening of the Conference by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

    Election of the Chairperson and two Vice-Chairpersons of the Conference

    Adoption of the agenda of the Conference

    Presentation of the report on the implementation of the conclusions of the 6th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (Thessaloniki, November 2002), by Vasso Kolia, Secretary General for Youth (Ministry of Education) - Greece

    Presentation of the results of the youth event, by Renaldas Vaisbrodas, President of the European Youth Forum

    11h00: Coffee break

    11h30: Introduction to the theme of the Conference by:

    - Hibat Tabib (France)
    - Vesna Leskosek (Slovenia)
    - Gavan Titley (Ireland)

    14h30:1 Working sessions (in three rooms)

    “Youth policy responses to violence: strategies and measures to be developed at local, national and European levels”

    Working session 1(room N 1):

    Resource person: Hibat Tabib

    Council of Europe Secretariat: Peter Lauritzen

    Working session 2:

    Resource person: Vesna Leskosek

    Council of Europe Secretariat: Michael Ingledow

    Working session 3:

    Resource person: Gavan Titley

    Council of Europe Secretariat: Antje Rothemund

    16h30: Coffee break

    17h00: Continuation of the working sessions

    Saturday, 24 Septembre

    09h30: Final plenary session (at the Hungarian Parliament House: Kossuth Square 1-3, 1055 Budapest

    Presentation of the conclusions of the three working sessions

    Presentation and adoption of the texts:
    Final Declaration
    Resolution on the priorities of the youth sector of the Council of Europe for 2006-2008 (Introduction by Giuseppe Porcaro, Chair of the Joint Council on Youth)

    11h00: Coffee break

    11h30: Closing addresses:

    - Kinga Gncz, Minister for Youth, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Hungary
    - Representative of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
    - Lord Russell-Johnston, Chair of the Sub-Commmittee of Youth and Sport - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;
    - Representative of the Congress of Local and regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;
    - Yuri Pavlenko, Minister of Youth and Sport of Ukraine

    End of the Conference

    All Saturday: Street festival to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the European Youth Centre-Budapest

    Detailed programme is available on demand at the European Youth Centre:

    European Youth Centre
    Budapest (EYCB)
    Zivatar utca 1-3
    H - 1024 Budapest
    www.eycb.coe.int

Note  Note 
1 At 14H45, a press conference will be given by the Hungarian Minister of Youth, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.