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…)

NO HATE SPEECH


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
“BOOKMARKS: Regional training course on combating hate speech on-line through human rights education
DEADLINE EXTENDED: 25th September 2016 (midnight CET)

The Council of Europe Youth Department is launching the call for participants for the “BOOKMARKS: Regional training course on combating hate speech on-line through human rights education to be held from 14 to 18 November in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation).

The aim of the training-course in 2016 is to combat hate speech and to promote human rights education on-line through creating a pool of multipliers and developing an effective network between the national campaign committees in the region for the “No Hate Speech Movement” campaign`s promotion and further implementation.

The training-course will bring together 35 participants from the states party to the European Cultural Convention.

All interested candidates from the Russian Federation are invited to fill in an online application form up to 18h00 on the 14th September 2016:
http://goo.gl/forms/65zBxNG02N
 
All candidates from the states party to the European Cultural Convention (other than the Russian Federation) should apply by filling in the online application form available at
http://youthapplications.coe.int/Application-forms  by 25th September 2016 (midnight CET). 

PORTFOLIO
 FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH WORKERS
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The European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers is an initiative of the Council of Europe in cooperation with experts and partners such as the European Commission and the European Youth Forum.

It 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.

After distributing hundreds of Portfolios in Europe and beyond, our English stock is now empty. However, the new online version is now available! (link below)

You may also still use your Portfolio in its online versions, in English, German, Dutch, Turkish and Russian!! (the French Portfolio is still available in its paper version.) If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look at the presentation...

SITE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH WORK PORTFOLIO

BROCHURE PRESENTING THE NEW PORTFOLIO
(please write to the youthportfolio address if you wish to receive a print copy of the brochure)
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Symposium ''(Un)Equal Europe''
Responses from the youth sector
  

(Un)Equal Europe - Responses from the Youth Sector
30 May–2 June, Budapest (European Youth Centre) – The EU-Council of Europe youth partnership organised the symposium ‘(Un)Equal Europe? Responses from the youth sector’ to take stock of the social inclusion aspects in youth policies.

The symposium proposed ways of strengthening the potential of the youth sector to support young people facing multiple structural inequalities across Europe.

The situation of young refugees and their integration was a key theme of the Symposium that brought together over a hundred participants from across Europe.

It was opened by Matthew Johnson, Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation in Directorate General of Democracy (Council of Europe) and António Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport at the Directorate-General Education and Culture (European Commission).
 

 

 
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
3rd International Seminar “Remembrance and learning from the Second World War”
The Council of Europe Youth Department and the National Youth Council of Russia are со-organising, in cooperation with the Rossotrudnichestvo, the third International Seminar “Remembrance and learning from the Second World War” to be held from 7 to 10 November 2016 in the Volgograd region (Russian Federation).

The Seminar builds on the experiences and learnings of the two previous editions and aims to engage young people into dialogue about remembrance of the Second World War and to foster their peace-building activities and future cooperation.
The seminar will bring together 65 participants from all member-states of the Council of Europe, the countries-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States, together with a selected number of participants from other countries directly concerned by the objectives of the Seminar.

All interested candidates from the member-states of the Council of Europe and the countries-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States (other than the Russian Federation) should be aged between 25-35, all candidates from the Russian Federation – between 18-35.

The working languages of the Seminar are English and Russian with the simultaneous interpretation.

All interested candidates are invited to apply online by noon 28 September 2016:
http://youthapplications.coe.int 

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Молодежный Департамент Совета Европы и Национальный Совет молодежных и детских объединений России организуют при поддержке Россотрудничества III Международный семинар «Память и уроки Второй мировой войны», который состоится с 7 по 10 ноября 2016 г. в г. Волгограде (Российская Федерация).

Программа семинара построена на опыте, выводах и уроках первых двух подобных семинаров, проведенных в 2014 и 2015 годах в Европейском Молодежном Центре Страсбурга.
Семинар призван содействовать вовлечению молодых людей в диалог по сохранению исторической памяти о Второй мировой войне и поддержке их деятельности, направленной на поддержание мира и сотрудничества друг с другом.

В семинаре примут участие 65 участников из государств-членов Совета Европы, государств-участников СНГ, а также из других стран, чья деятельность связана с тематикой семинара.
Все заинтересованные кандидаты из государств-членов Совета Европы и государств-участников СНГ (кроме Российской Федерации) должны быть в возрасте от 25 до 35 лет, участники из Российской Федерации – в возрасте от 18 до 35 лет.

Семинар будет проводиться на английском и русском языках с синхронным переводом. Более подробная информация по ссылке ниже.

Все заинтересованные кандидаты принять участие приглашаются ознакомиться с более подробной информацией о Семинаре и подать заявку он-лайн до полудня 28 сентября:
http://youthapplications.coe.int 
CALL FOR ACTIVITIES
 in the European Youth Centres
European Youth Centres merged
 Strasbourg, 1st September 2016

To youth organisations co-operating with the Council of Europe youth sector

We are pleased to inform you that the process for applications for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in the second semester of 2017 is now open.

These activities concern, for the main part, study sessions and "special projects". The specific conditions and criteria for the activities are appended to this message, together with an application form…

>> Letter Call for sessions 2017-2
>> Application form [word]
>> All related documents

Addendum: Please note also the request of the Programming Committee to welcome a study session with a focus on gender. In the understanding of the secretariat, this can be applied to activities falling in any of the 3 Expected Results. Thank you for taking this into account when preparing your applications.
 
"Social inclusion of refugee students and their role in intercultural dialogue"
CONCLUSIONS BY THE PARTICIPANTS

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe organised the seminar "Social inclusion of refugee students and their role in intercultural dialogue" within its Youth for Democracy programme in order to discuss challenges, identify needs and possibilities for the inclusion of refugee students in Europe and support their role as agents in intercultural dialogue.

The participants were refugee students themselves and representatives of youth and students organisations as well as foundations working with refugee students.

The seminar was organised with the Global Platform for Syrian Students and in cooperation with Kiron - Open Higher Education and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe. It received financial support from CIRCOM (European Association of Regional Television).

Read the CONCLUSIONS BY THE PARTICIPANTS at http://www.coe.int/en/web/youth-peace-dialogue/inclusion-of-refugees.

PUBLICATIONS
OF THE YOUTH DEPARTMENT

List of publications [pdf] Updated September 2016

ALPHA LIST of Youth publications, reports, manuals

The publications are listed in alphabetical order.

Just click on titles to consult them online

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