Youth - Young people building Europe

Partners and co-operation

Trainers' Pool of the Directorate of Youth and Sport 


Organisations and institutions involved in youth work 

The Directorate of Youth and Sport co-operates with organisations and institutions involved in youth work, such as

  • Non-governmental youth organisations, networks and initiatives
  • Youth services and youth structures
  • Trainers in the non-formal education and youth field
  • Researchers and research institutions
  • National youth authorities and governments
  • International organisations, such as the UN, UNESCO, and UNICEF
  • The European Union

Within the Council of Europe 

Since youth issues and the concerns of young people are related to all areas of society, the Directorate of Youth and Sport works closely with other Council of Europe sectors such as:

  • the Directorate General of Human Rights on training in human rights education, the fight against racism and discrimination, gender-based violence and participation of young women in political life;
  • the Directorate General of Social Cohesion on participation and citizenship of minority youth leaders;
  • the Directorate General of Political Affairs on conflict resolution and mediation with young people in crisis regions;
  • the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe on the participation of young people at local level and in democratic institutions.

Special agreements and partnerships 

The Council of Europe has established a number of special agreements and partnerships, including:

  • The Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth (more…)
  • A Partnership Agreement with the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) (more…)
  • A Partial Agreement on the Youth Card (more…)
  • the European Network of Youth Centres (more…)