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Co-operation with organisations and institutions

Youth Department cooperates 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
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Co-operation within the Council of Europe

Since youth issues and the concerns of young people are related to all areas of society, the Youth Department 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;
  • the Children’s Rights Division and the Education Department, especially in regard to Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.