Youth - Young people building Europe

Publications of the Youth Department 

and many more!

Council of Europe youth sector publications

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Order our publications online?

>> Council of Europe
Online Bookshop

some of our publications may be found under the “Education” part of the Catalogue

Read a presentation of our publications?

>> presentations


Consult our publications on line?

>> online consultation

LIST of youth department publications downloadable… [08/02/2016]

Other resources available on line…

>> PR material
>> Training courses reports
>> Study sessions reports

>> all other downloadable resources

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The Youth Department regularly produces publications, be they ISBN or not. The publications are the result of the youth activities, programmes and research led by the youth sector of the Council of Europe. A selection of our key titles

ISBN publications can be ordered on line, on the Council of Europe publishing website or by writing to Council of Europe Publishing, F- 67075 Strasbourg. Fax: +33 (0)388 41 39 10 ; Tel: + 33 (0) 388 41 25 81- /

  • The other publications can be requested by writing to or consulted on the youth website (more…)
  • Activities reports are also available for consultation on the youth website: seminars, study sessions, training courses
  • On-line educational resources and publications for human rights education and intercultural learning, such as Compass, Compasito, the Education Pack 'All Different - All Equal' and the Living Library Guide can be consulted and downloaded from and on
  • Information material on the Directorate of youth and its programmes and activities is available upon simple request to (more…)

The Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth also offers a number of publications:

– The training kits (T-kits) are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers.
They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions. The 12 manuals published so far can be consulted, – in several languages – on the partnership website.

Coyote magazine
– A magazine about important issues in and around youth work in Europe and beyond. Published by the EU-CoE youth partnership once or twice a year, it is addressed to practitioners, leaders of youth organisations, researchers and policy makers. Articles come from all of those target groups and the magazine is enriched occasionally by outside voices too.

Youth Knowledge Books
(Research publications) - The youth knowledge books are the outcome of research seminars and expert workshops on priority topics of the EU-CoE youth partnership. Youth knowledge books are produced in English. Translations in other languages are encouraged.

Perspectives on youth
- is a new series on youth policy, research and practice supported by the EU-CoE youth partnership, moving forward debates on youth and having a European/ international relevance. The series include research articles, well-founded essays, or opinion pieces. It aims to function as an information, discussion, reflection and dialogue forum on European developments in the field of youth policy, youth research and youth work. The conceptual strategy is critical and anticipative, reflecting European youth policies and their relevance for and impact on young people, also seeking for trends in the youth field that need innovative and forward-looking answers and strategies. It is reflection about transnationality and intercultural positions, rather than be restricted to the context of one particular country – though sometimes individual country perspectives, from different countries, might be invited. Series has the aim to reach out to a broader readership at all levels (policymakers, youth workers, practitioners, students and researchers).