European Youth Centre
Open day on
16 September 2012
The Strasbourg European Youth Centre celebrates its forty years of existence this year. Thousands of managers and activity leaders from youth organisations in Europe and other continents are received and accommodated each year in this building for study sessions, seminars or courses. These activities have the hallmark of being decided jointly by the governments and the youth organisations. The EYC also hosts local and regional voluntary-sector activities.
Two European Youth Centres (EYC), the one in Strasbourg created in 1972 and the one in Budapest (Hungary) created in 1995, implement Council of Europe policy and programmes on youth.
These international training, convention and education centres are served by an accommodation capability and a team of educational advisers enabling them to host several thousand participants each year (300 000 in 40 years). The programmes of the Youth Centres are aimed at promoting human rights, democracy and cultural pluralism. The European Youth Foundation (EYF), with an annual budget of some 3 million euros, finances these activities.
Open day takes place on 16 September 2012 from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM, Strasbourg (Rue Pierre de Coubertin, Wacken, Tram E).
The unique role of the Centre
Building Europe together for 40 years - 1972-2012
The Council of Europe has been the driving force behind youth policy and youth work in Europe for over 40 years, breaking new ground with innovative policies, approaches and educational materials.