Youth - Young people building Europe

 

The Youth Department is part of the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe. The youth programmes of the Council of Europe are integral part of a wealth of initiatives aimed at the development of a common European cultural identity.   (more…)



RIGHTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE


Young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods must fully enjoy their social rights, says Committee of Ministers

The Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 January 2015 focuses on such areas as education and training, employment and occupation, health, housing, information and counselling, sports, leisure and culture; efforts towards abolition of the segregation and isolation that negatively affects disadvantaged neighbourhoods no matter where they are.

The policies should promote participation of these young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods in all matters related to the planning and management of their living environment. The role of non-formal education and youth work, as well as youth workers and youth organisations in the prevention of discrimination, violence and exclusion and the promotion of active citizenship was highlighted.

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NO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT



The online Campaign platform and the European Hate Speech Watch are open for the public at www.nohatespeechmovement.org

Campaign PR materials
>> Presentation brochure (March 2014)
>> Detailed brochure (June 2013)
>> Flyer
>> Poster



PUBLICATIONS OF THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT 


ALPHA LIST
of Youth publications, reports, manuals... The publications are listed in alphabetical order. Just click on titles to consult them online



ORDER ON LINE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH PUBLICATIONS
Tip. some of our publications are catalogued under ''Education"



all other youth publications...   List of publications [pdf] 

Call for expression of interest
National training courses for human rights education with young people

The Youth department is launching a call for expression of interest for National Training Courses for Human Rights Education with young people Supporting human rights education with children and young people, through non-formal learning and youth work at the national level.

You may answer this call until 24th February 2015

Presentation and application forms >>


Young people's responses to homophobic and transphobic hate speech


The report of the seminar “Young People’s Responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech,” is online which was organised within the Framework of the No Hate Speech Movement on the occasion of the the International Day Aganist Homophobia and Transphobia.

A desk study report is also published that maps out a number of initiatives that successfully involve youth (including from and outside the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Intersex [LGBTQI] community) addressing (homophobic and transphobic) hate speech.


The Council of Europe
QUALITY LABEL FOR YOUTH CENTRES



Promoting Council of Europe values, youth policy and youth work standards in Europe

The Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres is an opportunity for youth centres with a structured relationship to a public authority to benefit from the Council of Europe's approach to youth work and youth policy

Read the brochure on Quality label.. (2012 version)