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…)

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CIRCOM donates prize money to Youth Peace Camp

CIRCOM prize
The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) and the Xunta de Galicia announced today the decision of awarding the XX International Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia to CIRCOM Regional, the European Association of Regional Television, as an acknowledgment for its support to diversity and regional development in Europe

The Jury highlighted CIRCOM’s work on promoting European identities and cultures through the promotion of diversity and tolerance

The President of CIRCOM Regional announced that the 6.000€ of the prize will be given to the European Youth Centre, to support a Youth Peace Camp for youth from Europe and countries in conflict
 


WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2016 - Call for Lab submissions

WFD 2016The 2016 World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 7-9 November) will focus on the relationship between education and democracy.

It will examine whether they can reinforce each other and together address the risks of new social divides. In particular, the forum will explore how education and democracy can nurture active citizens with critical and analytical skills, and how through fostering grassroots innovation and bottom-up democratic reform, it can help develop civic engagement and improve opportunities for all.

Please find in the attached document more information on the WFD 2016 as well as a call for Lab submissions

PORTFOLIO
 FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH WORKERS


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The European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers is an initiative of the Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum.

It provides youth leaders and youth workers in Europe, volunteers or professionals, with a tool which can help them identify, assess and describe their competencies based on European quality standards.

After distributing hundreds of Portfolios in Europe and beyond, our English stock is now empty. However, the new online version is now available! (link below)

You may also still use your Portfolio in its online versions, in English, German, Dutch, Turkish and Russian!! (the French Portfolio is still available in its paper version.) If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look at the presentation...

SITE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH WORK PORTFOLIO

BROCHURE PRESENTING THE NEW PORTFOLIO
(please write to the youthportfolio address if you wish to receive a print copy of the brochure)
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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Tranzit-Seminar on young people's transition to autonomy and work life
Youth Department - Council of Europe Tranzit: Seminar on Seminar on youth work and youth policy practices in support of young people’s transition to autonomy and work life

When? 4-8 July 2016
Where? European Youth Centre Budapest
Deadline to appy: 17 May 2016

The seminar aims to pool good practices in responding to the challenges faced by young people in their transition to autonomy through youth work and youth policy, with a particular focus on measures in the areas of employment, education and training, health care and social security, housing, information and counselling and to make proposals on how the Transit platform, the Enter recommendation and project could further support their work at local and national level.

All interested candidates should express their interest by duly completing the application form on http://youthapplications.coe.int by 17 May 2016.

More information about the seminar >>
EUROPEAN YOUTH EVENT
THOUSANDS TO COME TO STRASBOURG!
EYE 2016
EYE2016: overwhelming interest of young people!

There will be 7500 participants coming from all EU Member States and beyond.

More than 150 activities featured - by young people and for young people.

There has been overwhelming interest for the #EYE2016!

READ THE ARTICLE >>

All you want to know on the EYE2016 
PUBLICATIONS
OF THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT

List of publications [pdf] Updated February 2016

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... 
Call for application of projects
European Drug Prevention Prize 2016
Council of Europe Pompidou Group, European Drug Prevention Prize 2016
We are calling for projects to apply for the Pompidou Group European Drug Prevention Prize, 2016.

The Prize is awarded every two years to active youth drug prevention projects.

The projects must be doing quality drug prevention and fully involve young people (aged under 25). They should be currently running or recently finished. Innovative projects are sought.

Up to three Projects will be awarded a Prize. During the Award Ceremony each will receive the Prize Trophy, the Prize Diploma and €5.000 to develop their work.

Prize-winners tell us that winning the Prize has helped them gain greater recognition for their work.

Your applications should reach the Pompidou Group Secretariat by 31 July 2016

Please consult the Pompidou Group website for more information