The Enter! project Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3, which recommends that “the governments of the member States develop and implement sustainable, evidence-based public policies that take into consideration the specific situations and needs of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. These policies should aim at preventing and eradicating the poverty, discrimination, violence and exclusion faced by such young people […].”

The text also recommends that “authorities responsible for youth in the member States ensure that this recommendation, including its appendix, is translated and disseminated as widely as possible, in particular among young people using youth-friendly means of communication.”

The Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3, provides the Council of Europe and its partners with a policy instrument that can support the implementation of policies, programmes and projects that support young people’s access to social rights.

The Joint Council on Youth adopted in March 2016 a strategy to support its implementation which foresees a regular review of measures adopted every 3 to 4 years. The strategy is based on the combined work and cooperation between public authorities in member states, youth organisations and the Council of Europe (Youth Department).

From 2016 to 2018, the Youth Department will organise:

  • Enter! Training for Youth Workers: Empowering youth workers to counter discrimination, exclusion and violence in cooperation with local authorities
    21-29 May 2017 in the European Youth Centre Budapest
    More about the initial seminar
  • A preparatory seminar on 27 – 29 September 2016, to prepare the implementation of these actions and, especially, to plan them as complementary and mutually supportive;
  • A long–term training course based on local interventions and projects, for representatives of public bodies and youth work structures. The course will be implemented in 2017 and 2018; it will be the ground to develop and apply examples of youth policy and youth work that can inspire other practitioners.
  • Support measures for   youth work or youth policy interventions by local authorities, such as capacity building, reviews of policies and advice;
  • Activities with youth organisations to advocate and advice on the implementation of the Recommendation, such as study sessions ;
  • Training courses of a national and regional nature, with youth workers and policy makers. A training course involving youth workers and representatives of state bodies working on youth and social rights will be carried out in 2016 – 2018.

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