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…)



EYF (Re)generation
Call for co-ordinator and trainer

EYF (Re)generationStrasbourg, 28 November 2014

From 18 to 20 February 2015, the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe is organising a seminar with representatives of local/national youth NGOs experienced in running youth projects.

This training is the third of its kind and builds on the previous experiences gained during the EYF Reloaded seminar in 2013 and EYF (R)evolution in 2014.

The 2015 seminar will focus on the grant category of pilot activities and creating a common understanding of what a pilot activity supported by the EYF is.

The EYF is looking for 1 co-ordinator and 1 trainer from the youth sector to be involved in the EYF (Re)generation seminar.

 If you are interested in this opportunity and you have a good knowledge of the work implemented by the youth sector of the Council of Europe as well as the role of the EYF within this framework – this invitation is for you.

Please read the News on the EYF website http://eyf.coe.int for more information and to access the application form (deadline 14 December 2014).


Democratic Youth Participation -Rights and practices


Youth department logoOn 27-30 November will be held in Marrakech, Morocco a regional conference for evaluation and follow-up of the training for trainers and facilitators for democratic youth participation, organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the framework of the South Joint Programme (link: http://south-programme-eu.coe.int/).

The conference is held in the framework of the 2nd World Human Rights Forum (link: http://www.fmdh-2014.org/en/)

Programme of the conference



NO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT



The official online Campaign platform and the European Hate Speech Watch are open for the public at www.nohatespeechmovement.org

Campaign PR materials
>> Presentation brochure (March 2014)
>> Detailed brochure (June 2013)
>> Flyer
>> Poster


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 under ''Education"


all other youth publications...   List of publications [pdf] 

The Council of Europe
QUALITY LABEL FOR YOUTH CENTRES



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.. (2012 version)



PORTFOLIO FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH WORKERS
NO MORE LEFT...

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. But keep an eye on this site, as a brand new online version is due towards the end of 2014!

In the 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 version.)

If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look at the presentation...


 

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FOREVER YOUNG?
SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSITION OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO AUTONOMY AND WORKING LIFE
 Youth department logo
The Youth Department organises from 1 to 3 December 2014 in Strasbourg a symposium with the aim to identify and strengthen the role of youth policy and youth work in responding to the challenges of young people in relation to transition to autonomy and working life.

80 representatives of governments, youth organisations, trade unions and international institutions will participate in the event. Read more about the symposium in the programme

Programme of the symposium


Challenges to transition to working life and autonomy...
Council of Europe Youth Department

On 18 - 19 February 2014 the Youth department of the Council of Europe organised at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg a Consultative Meeting ''Addressing challenges to transition to working life and autonomy of young people in Europe''

The report of the Consultative meeting can be consulted here >>>

UNFOLDING YOUTH WORK
PORTFOLIO SEMINAR

Council of Europe Youth department
Unfolding youth work: a seminar to introduce the European Youth Work Portfolio The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is organizing on 19 to 21 November 2014 a seminar which aims to make a contribution to the process of recognition of youth work throughout Europe, by introducing the revised European youth work Portfolio and by associating key partners in its dissemination and future use.

The seminar brougth together 40 participants, representatives of youth agencies and ministries of the members states of the Council of Europe, youth organisations, youth workers’ training services, youth workers and youth leaders.

Programme  / List of participants


First GLOBAL FORUM ON YOUTH POLICIES

 
GFYPOn 28-30 October 2014, about 700 participants convened by a broad institutional partnership -  UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, the UNDP, the UNESCO and the Council of Europe - met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the first event of its kind, the Global Forum on Youth Policies.

The event is hosted by the Government’s Ministry of Youth and Sports in the framework of Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

Presentation and programme of the GFYP >>

Website of the GFYP >> http://www.youthpolicyforum.org/  

CONCLUSIONS of the GFYP