Call for Tender – Co-ordination of the Council
of Europe programme of international reviews of
national youth policies in 2014-2016
The Council of Europe is organising a Call for
Tenders for ensuring the co-ordination of the
Council of Europe programme of
international reviews of national youth policies
2014-2016 includes the youth policy review of
Romania (2014-2015), the youth policy reviews of
two other countries (not known yet), one in 2015
and one in 2016, as well as the drafting of a
synthesis report of the youth policy reviews
carried out from 2007-2013 (7 reviews).
You are invited to present an offer in
accordance with the requirements set out in the
appended tender file.
The deadline for
submission of bids is 15 May 2014.
Please see the
attached file for more
CALL for bids / Expressions of interest by
Evaluation of the
programme of study sessions of
the Youth Department of the Council of Europe
The Youth Department of the Council of
Europe is organising an evaluation of its
programme of study sessions.
the European Youth Centres in Budapest and
Strasbourg are host to a total of 20-25 study
sessions, co-organised with international youth
organisations and networks.
sessions are run according the standards of
non-formal education in place in the Youth
Department and are the main way of directly
associating youth leaders and multipliers from
youth organisations to the programme of the
Council of Europe.
about the study sessions can be found at
Deadline: 21st April 2014
More information >>
NEW 2014 PRIORITY: THE JOINT COUNCIL ON YOUTH
ENCOURAGES SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN YOUTH
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
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
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
MORE INFORMATION ON THE
EYF WEBSITE >>
UNCHR and Council of Europe
a report on transition to adulthood for young
refugees and asylum-seekers
‘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
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
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
PORTFOLIO FOR YOUTH LEADERS & YOUTH
NO MORE LEFT...
European Portfolio for youth leaders and
youth workers is an initiative of the
Europe in cooperation with experts and
partners such as the European Commission and
the European Youth Forum.
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.
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!
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
If you don't know the Portfolio yet, have a look
at the presentation...