Study sessions are activities based on co-operation between the partner organisations and the Council of Europe’s Youth Department.

Study sessions are international youth events lasting between 4 and 8 days which bring together members of youth organisations or networks and experts for discussions on a specific subject leading to conclusions relevant to the priorities and programmes of the Council of Europe Youth sector. They are organised in co-operation with youth organisations and networks, and are hosted by one of the European Youth Centres.

The programme is based on applications submitted twice a year and decided upon by the Programming Committee on Youth. Please note that every year, the deadline to apply is 15th April for the study sessions taking place the 1st Semester of the following year, and 15th October for the study sessions taking place the 2nd Semester of the following year.

These activities are totally or partly financed by the Council of Europe according to modalities available at the Secretariat.

Study sessions focus on human rights education.


To Know, to Know How to Do and to Know How to Be. Education and Training Pathways of Youth Workers in Europe Today
Organised by European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC)

Climate Generation: Our Planet, Our Rights, Our Future 
Organised by TEJO (World Esperanto Youth Organisation)

Take your part!
Organised by Erasmus Student Network AISBL

Cre-Active Citizens: Empowering tomorrow's community leaders
Organised by Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO)

Advocating for our Rights Through Leadership
Organised by International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP)

Manifesto on Student Mental Health
Organised by International Youth Health Organization

Organised by European Alliance of YMCAs – YMCA Europe

Unrepresented Diplomats: A study session for European Minority Youth on Shrinking Civic Space, Political Participation and Freedom of Association

Organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), European Free Alliance Youth (EFAY), and The Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)

Peer Education for Social Sustainability - Do your part!
Organised by the European Students’ Union (ESU)

Youth e-participation matters - Tranferring local youth participation in decision-making processes to the digital sphere
Organised by DYPALL Network

Battling racism and xenophobia and building allyship with the deaf youth community
Organised by the European Union of the Deaf Youth

You(th) empowered - the Solidarity Action Day as means for youth participation
Organised by Solidarity Action Day Movement in Europe ivzw (SAME)

Work that Works for all: Shaping Europe's Future of Work
Organised by Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and the Federation of Young European Greens

A Gendered Approach to Youth Homelessness
Organised by FEANTSA Youth

Speak Up and Lead: making space for diversity and participation in political youth organisations
Organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)

Multi sectoral cooperation for inclusion of Roma youth and marginalized groups
Organised by the National Youth Council of Macedonia

X Language: the impact of sexism in everyday communication”
Organised by TEJO

Education for digital rights and democracy
Organised by HREYN

W(e)-participate! Harnessing digital innovation for youth participation at local level
Organised by DYPALL Network - Developing youth participation at the local level


Exploring gender equality in environmental projects
Organised by Youth and Environment Europe (YEE)

Children on the Move – how youth organisations can support young refugees and migrants
Organised by International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI)

Handbook “Emotional Wellbeing in displaced young people, and how you can support it”
Organised by International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI)

Think Global, Learn International, Act Local
Organised by Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN)

Housing solutions to youth homelessness based on a Human Rights Approach
Organised by FEANTSA Youth

Building a Socially Inclusive World through Personal Empowerment
Organised by International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP)

Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups
Organised by European Network on Independent Living Youth Network (ENIL Youth) and Erasmus Student Network (ESN AISBL)

Short movie of the study session on Inclusion Culture >>

SAGE: Self-Assessment on Gender Equality
Organised by Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations

You(th) and Migration: Transforming the Crisis
Organised by International Federation of Liberal Youth

Why, How, and What? Youth workers increasing accessibility and quality of non-formal education
Organised by World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Khetane Kadima 2.0 – Combating Online Hate Speech
Organised by Phiren Amenca International Network and The European Union of Jewish Students

Defending the rights of young refugees and migrants in the labour market and in their transitions to the labour market
Organised by European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) – Youth Committee