During its 2017 December meeting, the Programming Committee on Youth (CPJ) evaluated the work carried out in 2016 and 2017. Elected for a two-year mandate, 8 government representatives and 8 representatives of non-governmental youth organisations meet twice a year to, inter alia, take decisions on all applications submitted to the EYF as well as on the study sessions organised in co-operation with the European Youth Centres.
Alice Barbieri from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts praised the “very good working methods” and the “fantastic cooperation between all the members of the Programming Committee and the EYF Secretariat”. Oleksandra Kovyazina, from the World Esperanto Youth Organisation, who participated in her last meeting, said that she had very “high expectations” towards the next mandate because the outgoing CPJ was “more efficient” and “more up to date”. Christel De Lange, from the Dutch National Youth Council, really liked how this Programming Committee helped “to strengthen and go further on the road from donor to partner”.