Forum for mutual understanding in
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The Council of Europe Youth
Department, in cooperation with the
National Youth Council of Russia,
is launching the call for participants for
the International Youth Forum
“For understanding in the Caucasus” taking
place in Grozny, Chechen Republic on
16th-20th November 2014.
is organised within the Action plan
for 2014-2015 on the implementation
of the Framework Programme on cooperation
between the Council of Europe and the
Russian Federation in the field of youth
policy for 2014-2018.
The Forum aims
to create the educational space for
young people from the Caucasus countries
in order to increase youth participation, to
develop intercultural dialogue and to
establish humanitarian cooperation in this
In the future, the
International Youth Forum "For mutual
understanding the Caucasus" aspires to be
recognised as regular informal expert
platform for young people from the Caucasus
for discussing the cooperation and
collaboration issues as well as common
problems and possible ways of its solutions.
The Forum will be held in Grozny,
Chechen Republic, the Russian Federation,
from 16 to 20 November 2014,
including the arrival and departure dates.
More details about the application
process and the Forum itself can be found in
the appended document.
candidates are requested to apply online at:
until Friday, 24 October, 06.00 pm (CET).
NO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT
The official online Campaign
platform and the European Hate Speech Watch
are open for the public at
Campaign PR materials
Presentation brochure (March 2014)
PORTFOLIO FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH
NO MORE LEFT...
European Portfolio for youth leaders and
youth workers is an initiative of the
Europe in cooperation with experts and
partners such as the European Commission and
the European Youth Forum.
provides youth leaders and youth workers
in Europe, volunteers or professionals, with
a tool which can help them identify, assess
and describe their competencies based on
European quality standards.
distributing hundreds of Portfolios in
Europe and beyond, our English stock
is now empty. But keep an eye on
this site, as a brand new online version is
due towards the end of 2014!
meantime, you may still use your Portfolio
in its online versions, in English, German,
Dutch, Turkish and Russian!! (the French
Portfolio is still available in its paper
If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look
at the presentation...
PUBLICATIONS OF THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT
ALPHA LIST of Youth publications,
reports, manuals... The publications are listed
in alphabetical order. Just click on titles to
consult them online
ORDER ON LINE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH PUBLICATIONS
Tip. some of our publications are catalogued
all other youth publications...
List of publications [pdf]
UNCHR and Council of Europe
a report on transition to adulthood for young
refugees and asylum-seekers
‘Unaccompanied asylum-seekers and Refugee
Children Turning Eighteen: What to Celebrate?’
was launched on 13th March during the meeting of the
Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Migration,
Refugees and Displaced Persons in Paris.
The report is a
joint initiative of
UNHCR and Youth
Department Council of Europe
to conduct a field research on State practices
regarding the support given during transition to
adulthood of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and
The report highlights the clear need for
harmonization of existing legal frameworks and
practices, strengthened with comprehensive
guidelines for member states. Key safeguards for
children should be extended after de age of
majority; this includes ensuring access to
education, housing and support with entering
The most concerning finding was lack of clear
and transparent information about the
consequences of reaching the age of majority.
Young unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee
in transition are in need of adequate
psychological support. The report contains
clear suggestions from young refugees for youth
workers, and state actors.
Programme of the report launch
The report can be downloaded here
TRANSITION OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO AUTONOMY AND
The Youth Department of the Council of
Europe is organizing a Symposium on transitions
of young people to autonomy and work life
(European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 30 November –
4 December 2014, travel days included).
will bring together different stakeholders to
support dialogue and co-operation on the topic
of transition, will provide space for sharing
experiences and practices at local, national and
international level, will identify the
challenges faced by young people in the process
of transitions and will propose responses, tools
and mechanisms to respond to these challenges in
a human rights framework.
More details about the
application process and the symposium itself can
be found in the appended document.
interested candidates are requested to apply
until Monday, 27 October, 12 a.m.
NO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT FORUM,
Message of the Forum
Message of the Forum is now
French, together with the final
list of participants.
The Council of Europe
QUALITY LABEL FOR YOUTH
Promoting Council of Europe values, youth
policy and youth work standards in Europe
The Council of Europe Quality Label for
Youth Centres is an
opportunity for youth
centres with a structured relationship to a
public authority to benefit from the Council of
Europe's approach to youth work and youth policy
Read the brochure on Quality label..
Educational Responses to Islamophobia
and Discrimination against Muslims in Europe
On 17-19 September the European Youth Centre
Budapest organised a seminar on
Educational responses to islamophobia and
discrimination against muslims in Europe
The seminar aimed to explore and
understand the dimensions Islamophobia and its
expression through online hate speech and
explored the role of education in combating it
and promoting religious tolerance and
The seminar also
made concrete proposals for actions and
initiatives to implemented online and offline in
the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement
campaign, contributed to the implementation of
the European Action Day against Islamophobia and
Religious Intolerance on 21 September 2014 and
proposed ways to implement and apply the
“Guidelines for Educators on Countering
Intolerance and Discrmination against Muslims.
Addressing Islamophobia through Education”.
The outcomes of the seminar contributed
to the campaign's action against islamophobia
and religious intolerance on 21
Seminar presentation and programme
Live stream programme at:
Islamophobia and its consequences on Young