Introduction Introduction

The European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe carry out a yearly programme of study sessions and other activities held in co-operation with non-governmental and governmental youth partners. The study sessions, symposia and other similar activities reflect the principles of co-management and partnership with young people and their organisations that are at the heart of the youth policy of the Council of Europe.

These activities - of which the most visible are the study sessions – are based on co-operation between the partner organisations and the Council of Europe’s Youth Department. Study sessions are international youth events lasting between 4 and 8 days which bring together members of youth organisations or networks and experts for discussions on a specific subject leading to conclusions relevant to the priorities and programmes of the Council of Europe Youth sector. They are organised in co-operation with youth organisations and networks, and are hosted by one of the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest.

As part of the Enter! project, several youth organisations have ran study session on themes linked to the concerns of the Enter! project and to social rights.