The European University on Youth Policies (“Summer University”), will gather approximately 40 representatives of ministries responsible for youth issues and of youth organisations from across Europe. The Summer University will aim at improving participants’ understanding of European approaches to youth policy. It will familiarise them with the values, objectives, programmes and structures of the Council of Europe and its Youth Department. Participants will also exchange knowledge and views on youth policy issues relevant to debates taking place in Council of Europe’s youth sector. The programme will alternate inputs with on-site field visits. This methodology will help participants to understand the practical implications of youth policies.