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Educational materials 

International reviews of national youth policy 

The reviews
The Youth Department is currently running a project for the evaluation of national youth policies in some of the member States. On the basis of an extensive national evaluation report, and study visits in the countries concerned, an expert team drafts an international evaluation report which is presented to the Steering Committee for Intergovernmental Co-operation in the Youth Field (CDEJ) and the Minister responsible for youth issues at a public hearing.

Consultative meetings 

Consultative meeting ''Addressing challenges to transition to working life and autonomy of young people in Europe"
18 - 19 February 2014

Consultative meeting ‘’Inclusion of Young People with Disabilities in the Youth Activities of the Council of Europe’’

Consultative meeting “Challenges faced by young refugees and asylum seekers in accessing their social rights and their integration, while in transition to adulthood”

European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 17-18 November 2011

Consultative Group on Human Rights Education with young people

European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 24-25 November 2010

What future for the work with young refugees, IDPs and asylum seekers?
European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 2- 4 March 2010

Consultative Meeting on:
Implementing Quality and Innovation in the Educational Activities of the Directorate of Youth and Sport, Directorate of Youth and Sport, Council of Europe, 2003


Youth Peace Camp 2012 report

Youth Peace Camp 2014 report - talking about conflict without talking about the conflict

The European and International Policy Agendas on Children, Youth and Children’s Rights - A Belgian EU Presidency-Youth Note

Living, Learning, Acting for Human Rights - Forum on Human Rights Education with Young People
Consolidating and developing human rights education with and by young people within the Council of Europe’s mission and youth policy framework
Report in Russian

European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation 2006 – 2007 – All different –All equal Report of the Joint Council on Youth

All different – All equal Cookbook. A selection of recipes illustrating the projects funded by the European Youth Foundation in the framework of the "All Different – All Equal" European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation 2006-2007

Hearing on the specific situation of young migrants. Summary proceedings of a Hearing of the Parliamentary Assembly's Subcommittee on Migration held on 15-16 November 2001 in the European Youth Centre Budapest.

Towards a revitalisation of non-formal learning for a changing Europe/ European Youth Centre: Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2000.
European Youth Trends, 2000: Vulnerable youth: Education, leisure, employment

European Youth Trends, 1998: report by the national youth research correspondents / European Youth Centre: Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 1998. English version Russian version German version


Young People’s Responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech(in cooperation with the Council of Europe Equality Division (SOGI Unit) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

Unfolding youth work - Seminar on the recognition of competences of youth leaders and youth workers: introducing the European youth work Portfolio – a tool for the assessment and development of youth work competence

New ways of youth participation based on Information and Communication Technologies
Intercultural Learning in European Youth Work: Which Ways Forward? by Ingrid Ramberg

The participation of young women in political life / European Youth Centre, 16-17 September 2003
Youth Work With Boys and Young Men as a Means to Prevent Violence in Everyday Life
– by Gavan Titley, 2003 [80 pages, available in English] ISBN 92-871-5324-8

Human Rights, a tool for stability: seminar report / Youth Directorate. European Youth Centre Budapest, 2001.
Human Rights Education Forum : documentation / Englert, Adrienne (ed.) Youth Directorate. European Youth Centre Budapest, 2001.
Forum on Human Rights Education: general report / Flessenkemper, Tobias & Englert, Adrienne (rapp.) Youth Directorate. European Youth Centre Budapest, 2001.
Violence against young women in Europe - Proceedings, May 2001 / Ramberg, Ingrid (rapp.). Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2001.
“Young voices”, seminar held in the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, on 19-20 November 2001
“Youth against violence”, seminar held in the European Youth Centre, Budapest, on 15-21 October 2001

Study sessions 

Study sessions reports (2003-2012)
Study sessions are international youth events lasting between 4 and 8 days which bring together members of youth organisations or networks and experts for discussions on a specific subject leading to conclusions relevant to the priorities and programmes of the Council of Europe Youth sector. They are organised in co-operation with youth organisations and networks, and are hosted by one of the European Youth Centres.


Follow – Up Seminar of the European Symposium on Diversity and Participation - “Participation in all its forms”, Larochette (Luxembourg), 3-5 December

The End of the Beginning – All Different-All Equal Youth Campaign closing event. Malmö, Sweden, 4-7 October

Participation in all its forms - European symposium on diversity and participation, Schengen, Luxembourg 25-29 April

Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Youth Work - Symposium Report - Istanbul, 27 – 31 March

Istanbul Youth Declaration - Symposium on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Youth Work - Istanbul, Turkey, 27-31 March

Committed to Making a Difference - Racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and intolerance and their impact on young people in Europe - Symposium report, 26-30 October

Learning from violence – Report from a Symposium on youth policy responses to everyday violence, 28-30 October

Symposium on non-formal education (part 1 & part 2) / Council of Europe. Directorate of Youth and Sport (13-15 October 2000, Strasbourg)

Training courses 

Training courses reports (1995-2011)
Training courses aim to develop competence and skills for European youth work. They cover a wide range of subjects, including working in international youth structures, international youth co-operation, youth training, conflict management, human rights education, European citizenship, youth participation and democratic citizenship. The training courses are residential seminars of between five and ten days, or long-term courses comprising two or more residential seminars and a practice period.


Declaration of the 2nd youth work convention – Making a world of difference (Brussels, 27-30 April 2015)

The Assilah Appeal Addressing Youth Migration through a Human Rights Perspective - League of Arab States Youth Forum 2009 (Assilah 15-19 November)

European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life


Unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking and refugee children turning eighteen: What to celebrate? UNHCR / Council of Europe field research on European State practice regarding transition to adulthood of unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking and refugee children

Young People’s Initiatives to Address Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech Desktop Study by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei

STARTING POINTS FOR COMBATING HATE SPEECH ONLINE - Three studies about online hate speech and ways to address it (Edited version)

Children and Youth belonging to minority groups and freedom of religion in Armenia, Desk research by Isabella SargsyanEnglish / Armenian version

Field study Rights of Children from Religious and Ethnic Minority Groups in ArmeniaEnglish / Armenian version

Mapping Study on Projects Against Hate Speech On-line”

Using E-learning in Intercultural Non-formal Education Activities & the Seminar documentation Experiences, lessons learnt, challenges and

Study on the links between formal and non-formal education
Etude sur les liens entre l’éducation formelle et l’éducation non formelle

European survey of national on-line data banks and Internet services of interest to young people / Jarkkho Lehikoinen

Youth policy 

Series of the International reviews of national youth policy – countries reviewed, starting with the older review: Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Romania, Estonia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Norway, Malta, Slovak Republic, Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Armenia, Moldova, Albania, Belgium, Ukraine, Greece (pub. 2015)