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Programme of Activities 2013
European Steering Committee for youth
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Council of Europe Award “Young Active Citizens” 2003
PROJECTS AWARDED IN 2003
For the second year running, the Council of Europe organised the “Young active citizens” Award with a view to rewarding outstanding projects aiming to promote the participation of young people in society. This year, the theme of the Award was “Participation of young women in political life”.
In accordance with the Rules for Entry, priority was given to projects focusing on one or several of the following objectives:
Whether the projects were carried out on the initiative of young people, youth organisations/networks or on the initiative of other structures (public authorities, institutions, for example), they had to actively involve young people in their formulation and implementation. Projects also had to comply with the principles, values and philosophy of the Council of Europe’s youth sector, both in terms of content and approach.
The competition was open to youth organisations and networks (including, in particular, political youth organisations) and to other non-governmental structures involved in youth issues of relevance to the youth sector’s work; and to public authorities (local, regional, national or European), which were carrying out a project with young people. The competition was also open to projects carried out with the support of the European Youth Foundation.
The competition was open to the 48 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention.
The Jury was composed of four members of the Programming Committee on Youth, the decision-making body on the European Youth Centres’ and European Youth Foundation’s programmes, one representative of the European Steering Committee on Equality between Women and Men (CDEG), and a representative of the Youth and Sport Directorate. It met on 24 June 2003 in order to select the most outstanding projects.
Prize for initiative, in recognition of initiatives taken to overcome causes that can prevent young women from taking the opportunity to engage themselves in political life and civil society