European Youth Centre in Budapest

The Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

The European Steering Committee on Youth developed a project to promote the European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe as standard-setting instruments and examples of good practice for youth policy, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe welcomed the initiative for an initial pilot phase of three years, starting in 2010.

This project aims at knowledge sharing and networking among youth centres across Europe. It consists of two main activities:

    a Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, to be awarded to youth centres that meet the standard; and
    an annual meeting of a European Platform of Youth Centres to ensure networking among centres recognised with the label and those aspiring to its acquisition.

Eligibility criteria, Procedures and Conditions to acquire the Quality Label

A detailed description of the eligibility criteria in terms of policy, programme, infrastructure and administration is published in a brochure “The Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres”, downloadable from the website of the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation.

Annual meeting of youth centres

The European Platform of Youth Centres is organised annually and is a platform for exchange and knowledge sharing among the centres associating to the Council of Europe.

For more information on the Quality Label for Youth Centres please contact the secretariat at youthcentres.quality@coe.int.

Downloadable documents:

Quality Label brochure
Quality Label brochure (French)
Quality Label Expression of Interest
Presentation of youth centres (catalogue), January 2014