Youth - Young people building Europe

The AC is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks who provide opinions and input on all youth sector activities. The AC also ensures that young people are involved in other activities of the Council of Europe. Its Bureau is made up of 5 members.

The AC members of the Advisory Council for 2014-2015 were nominated by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 16 October 2013. The Terms of Reference for the period 2014-15 of Advisory Council on Youth were adopted by the Committee of Ministers 20 November 2013.

The AC members met for the first time on 24-26 March 2014 in Budapest and elected Paulo Pinheiro (Portuguese National Youth Council – CNJ) Chair. Hanan Bihi (African Diaspora Youth living in Europe – ADYNE) was elected Vice-Chair. Oskar Wallner (National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations – LSU); Youssef Himmat (Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) and Simona Jonas (Youth for Exchange and Understanding – YEU) were elected Bureau members. The following were elected to represent the AC on the Programming Committee: Christel De Lange(NYC Netherlands); Marine Manucharyan (HREYN); Sergio Belfor (United) Janne Lindström (EEE-YFU); Valeryia Sauchankava(YHRM); Magnus Malnes (NYC Norway); Lyubomir Todorov (MIJARC); Seymur Huseynov (NYC Azerbaijan). Kristine Roke (Alliance); Christian Scharling (IFLRY) and Juan Ramon Flores (FERYP) were elected as substitutes.
A joint statement (AC / YFJ) on the situation in Ukraine was adopted at the meeting.
Photo of all AC members; Photo of Bureau members; Photo of AC members elected on the Programming Committee


PUBLICATION: “Young Persons and the case-law of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter” - by David Hayward with a Foreword by the Advisory Council on Youth
STUDY: Survey on young people’s awareness of their access to rights by Chaim Waibel
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Leaflet of the Advisory Council on Youth: ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS / RUSSIAN


Advisory Council on Youth - Newsletters

Issue No. 2 February 2013

Issue No. 1 June-2012

Past issues:
Issue No.4 February 2012

Issue No.3 March 2011

Issue No. 2 April 2010

Issue No. 1 February 2010


Lists of AC members
Advisory Council members 2014-2015
[Advisory Council members 2012-2013]


Youth Representation in external events
2014 calendar
2013 calendar

2012 calendar

2011 calendar

2010 calendar


St. Petersburg, 22-23 September 2012 prior to the 9th European Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth
Conclusions of the Youth Event [French translation]
- Final Report (CCJ(2012)5
- other documents


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