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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…)

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TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE
EYE2016 - Registrations open

EYE2016The European Parliament is happy to announce that registrations are now open for the next edition of the European Youth Event www.eye2016.eu  that will take place on 20-21 May 2016.

Several thousand young Europeans aged between 16 and 30 years will have the opportunity to exchange perspectives and ideas for the future of Europe and develop new ideas to tackle the challenges facing Europe - together  with European decision-makers; stage various cultural shows to demonstrate the rich cultural diversity within the European Union.

Participants will engage in workshops, debates and other activities related to five main themes, namely:
 - War and Peace: Perspectives for a Peaceful Planet;
 - Apathy or Participation: Agenda for a Vibrant Democracy;
 - Exclusion or Access: Crackdown on Youth Unemployment;
 - Stagnation or Innovation: Tomorrow’s World of Work;
 - and Collapse or Success: New Ways for a Sustainable Europe

This programme is a work in progress and will unfold in the upcoming months before the opening of registration of activities in March 2016, when each EYE participant can book the activities they would like to attend.

 All you want to know on the EYE2016

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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2nd EUROPEAN
 YOUTH WORK CONVENTION

The European Youth Work Convention 2015
was one of the flagship initiatives of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe (November 2014 - May 2015).

It took place five years after the 1st Convention, organised in Ghent from 7 to 10 July 2010 in the framework of the Belgian EU Presidency

This 1st Convention resulted in the Declaration of Ghent and the Resolution of the EU Council of 18-19 November 2010 on Youth Work, a milestone for the recognition and support of youth work in Europe.

The Council of Europe Youth Department will ensure a follow-up to the declaration by drafting a Committee of Minister’s recommendation on “The contribution of youth work to education and inclusion of young people”.

Check and download the complete Final Report
 
 


 

 
Call for applications for young people to participate in the 30th and 31st sessions of the Congress
Congress Session[15/01/2016 14:30:00]

The Congress, in close co-operation with the European Youth Foundation and the Council of Europe Youth Department, has decided to once again invite a number of young people to take an active part in its 30th and 31st Session of the Congress (respectively from 20 to 24 March and 17 to 21 October 2016).

The aim is to create a space for dialogue between the selected youth delegates and local and regional elected representatives and enable young people to express their views on the issues being debated.

Completed application forms must be sent to congress.youth@coe.int by 5 February 2016 at the latest.

Call for applications
ATTENTION!
You might have recently come across an invitation to the 2nd Youth Department of the Council of Africa-Europe Global Youth Conference 2016 (Singapore): https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/2nd-youth-department-of-the-council-of-africa-europe-global-youth-conference-2016-singapore/

THIS IS A SCAM, a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company likely in an attempt to obtain from you money, personal information or something else of value.

The Council of Europe logos and venues are used without our permission.

DO NOT PROVIDE ANY OF YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, particularly your BANK ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS.

Please note that there is no such organisation as Council of Africa-Europe.

The Council of Europe is NOT organising this event, neither in its European Youth Centre in Budapest nor through its European Youth Foundation. Neither are we aware of any Global Youth Conference 2016 in Singapore organised by a so called Youth Department of the Council of Africa-Europe.

If you google this event, you will come across a number of websites which all seem to copy from each other and thus do not seem trustworthy.  

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] Updated Sept. 2015
 
Enter! Youth Meeting 2015
 Access to social rights for all young people 
E!YMFrom 30 June to 3 July 2015 the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg offered young people, especially those experiencing discrimination, exclusion and violence in their environment, the opportunity to have their voices heard on solutions for improving their access to social rights.

200 young people, youth workers and local and regional authorities’ representatives from all over Europe joined the Enter! Youth Meeting, in order to learn and share experiences about social rights, situations and responses in other countries, as well as about the work of the Council of Europe in this field.

The implementation of the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to the Member States on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights was also discussed.

Enter! Access to Social Rights for Young People from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods - 2015 updated Edition