Youth - Young people building Europe


The Youth Department is part of the Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe. The youth programmes of the Council of Europe are integral part of a wealth of initiatives aimed at the development of a common European cultural identity.   (more…)



The call for participants for the Youth Peace Camp 2015 is launched. The Camp will be held from 17-24 September at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary

The Youth Peace Camp 2015 will invite young people between the age of 18 to 25 years from conflict effected communities from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo[1] (participants coming from both Albanian, Serbian and other backgrounds), Ukraine, Georgia (including Abkhazia and South Ossetia), The Russian Federation, especially young people directly affected by the crisis in Georgia, and Ukraine.

The camp aims to engage with young people and youth organizations from conflict affected regions, in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning during and after the camp. In a positive and safe atmosphere participants will share their personal experiences of conflict and violence and their coping strategies. They will develop their awareness and competences for living and learning together, by learn from existing youth work practices and experiences of young people working on dialogue and conflict transformation in their home communities.

Presentation >>

Application form >>

Deadline: 28 May 2015

[1] All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

International Dialogue Camp in Kaluga

The International Dialogue Camp, held in the Kaluga Region of the Russian Federation from 17-21 July, brings together 150 young people from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural background from Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States countries and different regions of the Russian Federation.

The camp will develop competences of participants in the field of Intercultural dialogue empower them to play an active role in the development of intercultural dialogue in their communities. The camp is a unique space for networking, cultural expression and creativity, motivating potential leaders and multipliers to engage in promotion of intercultural dialogue.  

The activity is organised in cooperation between the National Youth Council of Russia and Youth Department of the Council of Europe with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Federal Agency on Youth.

All interested candidates from the Russian Federation are invited to fill in an online application form by 18h00 on the 31st of May:

All candidates from the European Cultural Convention member states (other than the Russian Federation) should apply by filling in the online application form available at before the 31st of May 2015.

Presentation of the call >>




Evaluation and Follow-Up Conference

On 27-30 May 2015 the No hate speech movement evaluation and follow-up conference will bring together some 120 participants, representatives of the stakeholders involved in the campaign to create the space to evaluate the results of the campaign and to develop the follow-up strategy.

The conference will discuss the evaluation of the No Hate Speech Movement campaign at the European level and identify measures for its follow-up and sustainability of the results in youth, human rights and education and media related policies.

Draft programme of the conference >>


Launch of a manual to combat antigypsism 

The first human rights education manual for young people on combating antigypsyism – racism and discrimination against Roma – was launched on 21 April in Strasbourg.

The manual – Mirrors - Manual on combating antigypsyism through human rights education – will be made public for the first time at a side event on The Roma between memory and rights, during the Council of Europe’s April Parliamentary Assembly session. (The event will be held from 1 p.m.- 1.45 p.m. in Room 10 of the Palais de l’Europe)

The manual will soon be available on the site of the Roma Youth Action Plan.

You may also consult it HERE

Interview of the authors

Further information available on the Press release


ALPHA LIST of Youth publications, reports, manuals

The publications are listed in alphabetical order.

Just click on titles to consult them online


Tip. some of our publications are catalogued under ''Education" all other youth publications...

List of publications [pdf]