Youth - Young people building Europe

Intergovernmental co-operation in the youth field

In addition to the educational and training activities implemented in the framework of the European Youth Centres of Strasbourg and Budapest and of the European Youth Foundation, the Council of Europe’s action in the field of youth is also carried out through intergovernmental co-operation focusing particularly on the development of youth policies in the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention. The promotion of this co-operation, which involves ministries or public administrations in charge of youth Affairs in the different member states constitutes the main responsibility of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ), which supervises a programme of activities involving policy-makers, youth researchers and youth work practitioners.

Intergovernmental co-operation in the youth field

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European Steering Committee for Youth – CDEJ
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  • International reviews of national youth policies
  • Youth policy advisory missions
  • Summer University of CDEJ
  • Youth information
  • Child and youth participation
  • Work on specific youth policy-related topics
  • Conferences of Ministers responsible for youth
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