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…)


 
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Bookmarks training course


Bookmarks: training course for educators and teachers on combating hate speech online through human rights education 15 - 19 October 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

The Council of Europe launches a call for participants for a training course for educators and teachers on combating hate speech online through human rights education.

All interested candidates should fill in the online application form at http://youthapplications.coe.int/Application-forms

The training course will be carried out in French.

Read the training course presentation

Deadline to apply: 28 August 2014


WORLD SUMMIT FOR ETHICS IN SPORTS



WYSES is a platform for young sport people and young professionals (aged 18 to 30) to voice their message to decision makers and the global sports community at large. It is also a leadership training to improve team spirit, personal excellence and stress management. Participants learn techniques to improve their physical endurance and to enjoy a relaxed but Sharp mind.


Programme: 16-18 September: Training in Oppenau , Baden Württemberg, Germany; 19 September: Summit at FIFA Headquarters, Zürich, Switzerland.


For more information and registration please visit: http://www.wfeb.org/wyf/

 
SURVEY on multiple discriminations affecting young people in Europe


The European Youth Forum
launched this survey to tackle all forms of discrimination that young Europeans experience and so, in order to develop relevant policies and plan more consistent advocacy actions to lobby against discrimination.

The survey is looking for responses from anyone aged between 18 and 35 years living in one of the Countries of the Council of Europe.

Take part in the survey! You can access it here >>>

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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...



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


DOHA YOUTH DECLARATION

Young people meeting in Doha (Qatar) at the 4th ARAB-EURO Youth Forum on 8-11 December 2013, to deepen their dialogue and co-operation on the themes: “Human Rights, Youth Participation and Intercultural Dialogue” issued a Declaration, available in English and Arabic

Doha youth declaration in English

Doha youth declaration in Arabic


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] 


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
First Global Forum on Youth Policies
Baku, Azerbaijan, 28-30 October


The Council of Europe is a co-organising partner of the First Global Forum on Youth Policies that will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 28 to 30 October, in the framework of the Azerbaijan Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. The forum is convened to collectively develop guiding principles for integrated youth policy development and seeks to build a common understanding of the needs for and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy, and develop guiding principles for integrated youth policy development.

Some 700 participants are expected in the forum. The application procedure to participate is now open at www.youthpolicyforum.org.

Deadline: 27 August 2014.

CALL FOR TRAINERS!
European Youth Foundation
The European Youth Foundation is looking for two trainers!!

People interested should fill in the application form (including financial expectations which cover fees – usually 250€ per day, travel and subsistence expenses) and send it with a CV to eyf@coe.int by 31 August 2014 at the latest.

Link to the presentation >>

Link to the application form >>

Young's people responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech


Held in the European Youth Center in Budapest 15-17 May in cooperation with the Council of Europe Equality Division (SOGI Unit) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO) the Seminar took place in the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement

STORIFY OF THE SEMINAR!!


NEW 2014 PRIORITY: THE JOINT COUNCIL ON YOUTH ENCOURAGES SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN YOUTH
At its 30th meeting, 24-26 March 2014, the Joint Council on Youth expressed its concerns about the gravity of the current situation in Ukraine, notably for young people and civil society.

It underlined the necessity to react as quickly as possible to urgent challenges young people are facing, notably through the grants of the European Youth Foundation (EYF).

The Joint Council on Youth decided that urgent priority should be given to pilot activities on capacity building and conflict transformation developed by Ukrainian NGOs, or European NGOs wishing to co-operate with Ukrainian NGOs on these two issues.

This decision is a fast reaction to immediate needs and a good example of the important role that young people can play at the Council of Europe, where they are directly involved in the decision making process with the governments.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE EYF WEBSITE >>
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)


UNCHR and Council of Europe
Launch of a report on transition to adulthood for young refugees and asylum-seekers

The report ‘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 refugee children.

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 into employment.

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