|The Council of Europe and Young People|
Advisory Council on Youth
Programme of Activities 2015
European Steering Committee for youth
Quality Label for Youth Centres
|PARTNERS & CO-OPERATION|
Co-operation programme with the Russian Federation
Co-operation programme with Ukraine
European Youth Forum
Global Forum on Youth Policies
Youth policy & participation in Turkey
|EDUCATION & TRAINING|
non formal education & training
Roma Youth Action Plan
Human rights education youth programme
Peacebuilding by young people
Human rights education
Youth Work Portfolio
|SUPPORT FOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES|
European Youth Foundation
Alliance of civilizations
Programme of study sessions 2015 (included in the List of Activities of the Directorate General of Democracy)
Application form 2017-1
Now also available in French
In addition to their own programme of education and training activities, the European Youth Centres carry out a yearly programme of study sessions and other activities held in co-operation with non-governmental and governmental youth partners. The study sessions, symposia and other similar activities reflect the principles of co-management and partnership with young people and their organisations that are at the heart of the youth policy of the Council of Europe.
These activities - of which the most visible are the study sessions – are based on co-operation between the partner organisations and the Council of Europe’s Youth Department. Study sessions are international youth events lasting between 4 and 8 days which bring together members of youth organisations or networks and experts for discussions on a specific subject leading to conclusions relevant to the priorities and programmes of the Council of Europe Youth sector. They are organised in co-operation with youth organisations and networks, and are hosted by one of the European Youth Centres.
The programme is based on applications submitted twice a year and decided upon by the Programming Committee on Youth. Please note that every year, the deadline to apply is 1st April for the study sessions taking place the 1st Semester of the following year, and 1st October for the study sessions taking place the 2nd Semester of the following year.
These activities are totally or partly financed by the Council of Europe according to modalities available at the Secretariat.
About twenty study sessions are planned in the EYCs in 2016. These sessions address a variety of subjects, corresponding to the work priorities established by the Youth department for 2016-2017. The scope and extent of the subject matter of study sessions in 2014 indicates that they remain a key tool for co-operation with youth organisations to develop their own thematic foci and to multiply their organisational culture. Creativity and innovation in methodological as well as thematic terms are also important aspects of study sessions.
Please note that Study sessions are run in cooperation with international non-governmental youth organisations. Any queries about those activities must be addressed to these organisations.