12 August: International Youth Day calling for intergenerational solidarity!

Revitalising democracy is an intergenerational effort where people of all ages are both learners and agents of change, say participants in the Youth Action Week! In an era when democracy is being threatened on many fronts, be it by war on our European continent, the rise of authoritarian regimes,...

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Youth Action Week - Young people call on European governments to step up action to revitalise democracy

6 July 2022

The Council of Europe Youth Action Week concluded on 1 July 2022 with a presentation by the participants of a call for action directed to national governments to step up the actions and policies to revitalise democracy with the participation of young people. The 450 young people emphasised the...

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Youth Here: Democracy Now! Apply now to take part in the Council of Europe Youth Action Week (Strasbourg, 27 June – 2 July 2022, DL 19 May 2022, 11AM CET)

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe launches the call for participants for the Youth Here: Democracy Now! The Council of Europe Youth Action Week which will take place in Strasbourg between 27 June and 2 July 2022. The Youth Action Week is the flagship event of the Democracy Here |...

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Conference “Reshaping Democracy and Public Space in Europe: What Place for Young Journalists and the New Media?” (2 May, 16:00 - 18:15, European Youth Centre Strasbourg)

In the context of the European Year of Youth and the World Press Freedom Day (3rd of May), the EU Delegation and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with EUNIC Strasbourg will organise a local thematic conference bringing together young journalists and policy-makers in a...

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2022 World Forum for Democracy: call for initiatives

The 10th World Forum for Democracy, “Democracy: A new hope?” will take place from 7-9 November 2022 in Strasbourg. Participants will debate the main factors contributing to the decline of democracy, examine how to remedy it, and consider what kind of democratic future is desirable - and possible...

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Information sessions for youth organisations about the EYF special call for youth projects within the campaign Democracy here | Democracy now

The European Youth Foundation will organise two online sessions with the purpose of informing youth organisations about the newly launched 2022 youth campaign Democracy Here | Democracy Now and about the EYF special call for local projects (pilot activities) and international activities, as...

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First projects selected

The first campaign projects to be funded by the European Youth Foundation were selected through a decision of the Programming Committee on Youth. The projects were applied through the special call for projects in the framework of the campaign at the 1 March dead-line. The selected projects are...

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Deadline for the special call to support projects within the 2022 youth campaign for revitalising democracy: 16 May 2022

The next deadline for applying to the EYF for pilot activities and international activities within the framework of the youth campaign Democracy Here Democracy Now is 16 May 2022. The European Youth Foundation (EYF) will support youth organisations that are looking for funding to organise...

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Strasbourg and online, 21 March 2022, 14:00 -15:00 Strasbourg time

Launching event of the campaign

21 March 2022 Strasbourg

The official launch of the Democracy Here | Democracy Now takes place on 21 March 2022, 14:00-15:00 Strasbourg time in the Foyer of the Assembly in Palais d'Europe. The event is also livestreamed here. The programme of the launching event includes addresses from: Mr. Bjørn Berge, Deputy...

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