Photo of youth delegates looking aboveOn the occasion of the 32nd Session from 28 to 30 March 2017, the Congress welcomed 44 youth delegates between the ages of 16 and 30, from 44 countries and one observer from the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR). The youth delegates took part in all the debates and meetings alongside Congress members. This is a continuation of an initiative started in 2014 that has proven to be a good practice in directly involving young people in local and regional decision making. The Congress seeks to continue to build on the success of this exercise by exploring how to implement Council of Europe and Congress youth policy on promoting the participation of young people in decision and policy making. To this end, in addition to their participation in the session, for the second year running the youth delegates will develop grassroots projects to be conducted in the period between the two 2017 sessions.
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Promoting young people’s transition to autonomy and working life through local and regional policies

Governence 29 March 2017 Strasbourg

On 29 March 2017 the members of the Congress adopted a report presented by Eunice Campbell-Clark (United Kingdom, SOC) containing a set of proposals on concrete policies to support young Europeans’ access to autonomy and working life. ‟We want young people, including the most vulnerable, to be...

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Youth participation central to the debate on the quality of democratic participation at regional level

Cooperation 29 March 2017 Strasbourg

What can be done to make the democratic process more attractive and accessible to young people? For representatives of regional authorities, this is an essential aspect of their efforts to improve the quality of democratic participation at regional level. Action is required at many levels: civic...

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Participation of youth delegates in the 32nd Congress session

Cooperation 30 March 2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 32nd Session from 28 to 30 March 2017, the Congress will welcome 44 youth delegates between the ages of 16 and 30, from 44 countries and one observer from the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR). The youth delegates will take part in all the debates and...

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