Youth - Young people building Europe

 

The Youth Department is part of the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe. The youth programmes of the Council of Europe are integral part of a wealth of initiatives aimed at the development of a common European cultural identity.   (more…)

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Combating antisemitism and antigypsyism together
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Logo Phiren AmencaThe study session Kethane Kadima – Combating antisemitism and antigypsyism together is organised by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), Phiren Amenca and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and takes place in the European Youth Centre Budapest between 21 and 25 November 2016.

 The study session brings together some 35 young activists from Jewish and Roma communities and aims to raise solidarity, awareness and capacity of Roma and Jewish youth activists and their organisations in combating racism and discrimination, especially antigypsyism and antisemitism.

Programme of the Study Session Kethane Kadima  Combating antisemitism and antigypsyism together 

 
Study on new and innovative forms
of youth participation: survey

The Joint Council on Youth, the co-managed decision-making body of the youth sector, agreed that a study should be prepared on youth participation.

This study falls within the first of the youth sector’s three major strategic priorities for the 2016-2017 biennium, that is to say to support young people and member States in increasing the participation of young people in democratic processes.  

With the creation of social media, new youth movements and many global political changes, the way in which young people engage with public authorities and other bodies has changed significantly in recent times. Many new ways and forms for young people to talk to decision makers have been created. 

Hence, the study will be on new and innovative forms of youth participation in decision making for young people aged 16-30.

In order to collect material to inform this study, I invite you to take part in a short online survey on youth participation, we welcome your views on this issue.

More information and ACCESS TO THE STUDY on new and innovative forms of youth participation 

PORTFOLIO
 FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH WORKERS

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The European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers is an initiative of the Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum.

It provides youth leaders and youth workers in Europe, volunteers or professionals, with a tool which can help them identify, assess and describe their competencies based on European quality standards.

After distributing hundreds of Portfolios in Europe and beyond, our English stock is now empty. However, the new online version is now available! (link below)

You may also still use your Portfolio in its online versions, in English, German, Dutch, Turkish and Russian!! (the French Portfolio is still available in its paper version.) If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look at the presentation...

SITE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH WORK PORTFOLIO

BROCHURE PRESENTING THE NEW PORTFOLIO
(please write to the youthportfolio address if you wish to receive a print copy of the brochure)
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PUBLICATIONS
OF THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT

 
List of publications [pdf] Updated September 2016

ALPHA LIST of Youth publications, reports, manuals

The publications are listed in alphabetical order.

Just click on titles to consult them online

ORDER ON LINE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH PUBLICATIONS

Tip. some of our publications are catalogued under ''Education" all other youth publications... 
Call for participants “Workshop on Political Participation and Strategic Planning"

Young people workshopFrom 18 to 20 December 2016, the Forum of European Roma Young People will organise in Strasbourg, France, a three-day workshop on creating a space for the political participation of young Roma at the local level.

FERYP is organizing this workshop with the support of the Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Roma Issues and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, in the framework of the Roma Youth Action Plan.

The call for participants is now open, with deadline on 27 November.

Interested applicants should be motivated, proactive and currently engaged with a Roma organisation or developing initiatives, activities with/for the Roma community. They should also be committed to develop and strengthen the dialogue between young Roma and political representatives, authorities at local/national/regional level and be interested to participate in policy making at local/national/regional level and in the local political life.

Those who are interested to apply can find the application form to fill in here http://ferypacademy.wixsite.com/feryp and more information in the attached document ''Workshop on Political Participation and Strategic Planning-Call for applications''

"Social inclusion of refugee students and their role in intercultural dialogue"
CONCLUSIONS BY THE PARTICIPANTS

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe organised the seminar "Social inclusion of refugee students and their role in intercultural dialogue" within its Youth for Democracy programme in order to discuss challenges, identify needs and possibilities for the inclusion of refugee students in Europe and support their role as agents in intercultural dialogue.

The participants were refugee students themselves and representatives of youth and students organisations as well as foundations working with refugee students.

The seminar was organised with the Global Platform for Syrian Students and in cooperation with Kiron - Open Higher Education and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe. It received financial support from CIRCOM (European Association of Regional Television).

Read the CONCLUSIONS BY THE PARTICIPANTS at http://www.coe.int/en/web/youth-peace-dialogue/inclusion-of-refugees.
3rd HRE Forum

The 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education aims at strengthening the quality, recognition and outreach of human rights education with young people in the Council of Europe.

Read the message to the Council of Europe by the participants:
http://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-education-youth/news

Read more about the Forum:
http://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-education-youth/about-the-forum

See photos:
http://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-education-youth/the-forum-in-pictures