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…)

Call for participants TRAYCE
Training of Trainers for Youth in the Council of Europe

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The Youth Department is launching a call for participants for a long-term training of trainers in non-formal education with young people.

The deadline for applying is 10 March 2015.

More information and the link to the application form can be found here

BOOKMARKS International training course

NHSMThe Youth Department and the National Youth Council of Russian are looking for participants for an international training-course “Bookmarks: combatting hate speech through human rights education", to be held in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) on 6-10 April 2015.

The aim of the activity is to develop human rights education competences to specialists in the field of formal and non-formal education, youth workers and activists for combating hate speech.

The activity will bring together 35 participants interested in the training topics and able to work in Russian.

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Deadline to apply: 12 March 2015


6th European Platform of Youth Centres

Ecocenter Radulovacki, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, 12-15 May 2015

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. It ensures networking amongst centres recognised with the Quality Label and those aspiring to its acquisition.

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Application form

Deadline to apply: 20 March 2015

Charter for all

The IFM-SEI - Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International organises a study session: "Charter for All" on 10-17 May 2015 at the , European Youth Centre Strasbourg

We are looking for motivated participants from our member organisations and other youth organisations who have experience of working directly with children or young people and will be ready and willing to multiply what they have learned by running HRE/EDC activities in their groups and in promoting HRE/EDC among other youth leaders on their return.

Please submit the online application form before 15th March 2015.

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Your opinion matters!
Survey about Youth and Hate Speech
NHSMWATCHWhat is your experience with and what do you think about hate speech on the Internet?

Tell us your opinion and help us in campaigning and working together for human rights online.

The survey is available in 24 languages. Please click in and answer the language of your choice.

Share the survey with your friends and contacts!
The survey will be open until 22 March 2015.
Call for youth representatives on the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2016-2017)
The Council of Europe’s youth sector works on the basis of a partnership between non-governmental youth organisations and governments, in what is known as the co-management system. This means that representatives from non-governmental youth organisations (NGYOs) and youth networks cooperate closely with government officials (European Steering Committee for Youth) to establish the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and make recommendations for future budgets and programmes.

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in the co-management system.

Representatives of non-governmental youth organisations or networks not members of the European Youth Forum are invited to apply for a seat on the Advisory Council on Youth for a two-year mandate (January 2016 to December 2017).

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Deadline: 30 April 2015

Training Workshop on Combating Antigypsyism through Education
The Youth Department is looking for participants for a training workshop on combating antigypsyism through education, to be held in Strasbourg, 19 – 24 April 2015.

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Deadline to apply: 16 March 2015

FIRST Semester of 2016

The process for applications for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centre in the first semester of 2016 is now open.

These activities concern, in majority, study sessions, symposia and "special projects".

For detailed information please consult:

- Criteria
- Application form
- Call for 2016 (first semester)

Please note the deadline to apply is 1st April 2015