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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 three main elements:

    a Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, to be awarded to youth centres that meet a set of quality criteria
    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
    an annual training course for educational staff of youth centres


Labelled Youth Centres

    Vormingscentrum Destelheide, BELGIUM >>>

    Villa Elba, Kokkola , FINLAND >>>

    Lisbon Youth Centre, PORTUGAL >>>

    Ecocenter Radulovacki, SERBIA >>>

    Youth Centre Brežice, SLOVENIA >>>


Former Holders of the Quality Label

    Akdeniz University Euromed Youth Centre, TURKEY >>>


Eligibility Criteria, Procedures and Conditions to acquire the Quality Label


A detailed description of eligibility and other criteria in terms of policy, programme, infrastructure and administration is published in a brochure “The Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres”.


Annual Platform 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.



Those interested further in detail in the work related to the Quality Label Project can join the closed Quality Label Group on Facebook.


Downloadable Documents