Enter! Youth meetings
Access to social rights for young people cannot be ensured and promoted without the voices of young people. The Enter! youth meetings are designed to directly associate young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, especially those involved in long term training course projects, to the youth policy at the Council of Europe.
The first meeting was organised in 2011 and involved over 180 participants, mostly of whom were young people from the local Enter! projects. The aim of the meeting was to provide input to the policy recommendations.
The second meeting was organised in 2015 and focused on how young people and youth work can be involved in bringing these recommendations to the local level.
In 2019, the Enter! Youth Week will associate young people and youth workers to review the process of the implementation of the recommendation by the member states and other partners.
The Enter! Youth Meeting 2015
Access to social rights for all young people!
From 30 June to 3 July 2015, 180 young people, youth workers and local and regional authorities’ representatives from all over Europe participated in the Enter! Youth Meeting, in order to learn and share experiences about social rights, situations and responses in other countries, as well as about the work of the Council of Europe in this field.
The strategic role of this youth meeting was to discuss the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to the Member States on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights, which has been adopted in January 2015 and to support its promotion and implementation at all levels.
The programme of the meeting was specifically conceived for a youth dimension, providing space for both individual and group reflection and debate, encouraging exchange of practices and inputs. The meeting resulted in a message sent to the Council of Europe.
Enter! Youth Meeting (2011)
In September 2011, the youth sector organised the Enter! youth meeting, an international three-day meeting gathering some 180 young people, youth workers, youth researchers, policy makers and representatives of the project partners with the aim to provide them with the opportunity and the space to voice their opinions, and share their experiences about access to social rights in Europe as a contribution to the development of youth policies in the Council of Europe.