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Council of Europe Award “Young Active Citizens”
The Council of Europe "Young active citizens" Award, to be granted by the Council of Europe for an innovative project in the field of youth participation, is open to youth organisations and networks, at local, regional or national levels involving young people between the ages of 16 and 30. According to the annual theme for the award, other types of organisations (e.g. local authorities, other NGOs) may be invited to take part.
The general theme chosen for the competition is "Young active citizens" and focuses on the participation of young people in political, social and cultural life at local, regional or national levels throughout the 48 member states party to the European Cultural Convention. In particular, such projects should specify the means developed by young people to enhance their own possibilities for involvement in the life of their communities, towns, regions or countries and to influence public authorities' decision-making process.
It aims to:
Its objectives are to:
Projects should, therefore, promote one or more of the following areas for the participation of young people:
A specific theme will be decided annually, in the light of the existing priorities of the youth sector.
Applications should be sent to the National Campaign Committee, who will verify that the project/action is in conformity with the objectives of the 2006-2007 Award and with its rules and criteria. National Campaign Committees will then forward the applications received from within their country to the Council of Europe Directorate of Youth and Sport. The list of addresses of National Campaign Commitees established in the Council of Europe member states is available on the following web page address: http://alldifferent-allequal.info
In the absence of National Campaign Committee of similar body, individual applications may be sent to the following address:
Council of Europe Award "Young active citizens"
European Youth Centre
30, rue Pierre de Coubertin
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 56
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 78
As a general rule, the jury will be composed of four members of the Programming Committee of the European Youth Centres and European Youth Foundation and the Council of Europe Director of Youth and Sport or his/her representative. On the decision of the Programming Committee, other members of the jury may be co-opted on an ad hoc basis. As regards the 2006-2007 Award, the Jury will be composed of 2 members of the Programming Committee of the European Youth Centres, 2 members of the European Steering Group of the Campaign, as well as the Council of Europe Director of Youth and Sport or his/her representative.
The jury will define the criteria for selection of the projects to receive an award.
The jury's decisions are final.
The deadline for applications will be decided annually by the Programming Committee. As regards the 2006-2007 Award, the deadline will be decided by the European Steering Group of the Campaign “All different-all equal”.
Five outstanding project will be awarded a first prize of 1,000 Euros and a diploma. These prizes are in recognition of the quality of the work carried out by the organisation or network submitting the projects.
Two representatives from each of the five above awarded projects will be invited to participate at an international event (e.g. meeting of Youth Ministers, international symposium) to present their project and officially receive the awards. The venue will be decided on an annual basis.
Award winners will be asked to agree to the dissemination of their projects as examples of good practice by the organisers of the competition including full publication of project descriptions.
The organisers should not be held liable should this competition have to be changed, postponed or cancelled for reasons beyond their control.
In submitting entries for the Council of Europe Award, applicants undertake to abide to the above rules.