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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…)

NO HATE SPEECH



WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY 2016 - Call for Lab submissions
 
WFD 2016The 2016 World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 7-9 November) will focus on the relationship between education and democracy.

It will examine whether they can reinforce each other and together address the risks of new social divides. In particular, the forum will explore how education and democracy can nurture active citizens with critical and analytical skills, and how through fostering grassroots innovation and bottom-up democratic reform, it can help develop civic engagement and improve opportunities for all.

Please find in the attached document more information on the WFD 2016 as well as a call for Lab submissions

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
“BOOKMARKS: Regional training course on combating hate speech on-line through human rights education
 

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 14h00 pm on 14th September 2016.

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
VIII International Youth Camp “Dialogue”

The Council of Europe Youth Department is relaunching the call for participants for the VIII International Youth Camp “Dialogue” to be held from 22 to 26 September 2016 at the Tourist-cultural centre “Ethnomir” (Kaluga region, Russian Federation).

The camp is a part of the Action Plan for 2016-2017 of the Framework Programme on co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the youth field, and organised by the National Youth Council of Russia in cooperation with the Council of Europe Youth Department and with support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

The Dialogue Camp brings together 100 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 aims to create and provide an educational environment for youth leaders and activists from various cultural backgrounds to practice and develop their competencies in Intercultural Dialogue for fostering peace in society today.

All interested candidates from the states party to the European Cultural Convention (other than the Russian Federation) should apply by midnight (CET) 21 August 2016 by filling in the online application form available at http://youthapplications.coe.int/Application-forms .
 

Seminar "Social inclusion of refugee students and their role in intercultural dialogue"
European Youth Centre, Strasbourg 10-16 July 2016
CONCLUSIONS BY THE PARTICIPANTS

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe took the initiative to organise 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 February 2016

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...