The Enter! project was initiated by the youth sector of the Council of Europe in 2009 aiming at the development of youth policy and youth work responses to situations of exclusion, discrimination and violence affecting young people, particularly in multicultural disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The project promotes young people's access to social rights as a means for their inclusion and participation in society.
The main concerns that the project responds to are the multi-dimensional social and economic imbalances which hinder young people in accessing social human rights.
The project includes support measures for youth work practices that enhance young people's participation and for youth policies that reflect the promotion of access to social rights. Enter! combines different types of activities and youth interventions which seek to influence youth policies in Europe from the local to the European level.
The project includes several types of interventions:
- Support for the implementation of a Council of Europe Recommendation on access to social rights and capacity building activities – read more about current activities
- Enter! long-term training courses (LTTCs) for youth workers to promote access to social rights for all young people. Two editions of LTTCs have been organised in 2009 - 2012 and 2013 - 2014
- the production and dissemination of Enter Dignityland!, an educational game about social rights that can be played with young people to raise their awareness about social rights
- large scale youth meetings to ensure young people's voices are heard and included in youth policy orientations of the youth sector of the Council of Europe, in 2011 and 2015
- thematic seminars on topics related to social rights, such as youth policy, gender equality in youth work, information and counselling, youth participation etc. and study sessions, international youth activities organised at the European Youth Centres Budapest and Strasbourg in co-operation with international youth organisations
- national level seminars to support the networking and promotion of innovative and coordinated ways of working on access to social rights
- research on youth work and youth policy aspects related to access to social rights for young people.