The Network The Network

The Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship is a platform facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe that gathers youth organisations, governmental institutions, international organisations, and other youth-related entities from Europe, the Southern Mediterranean and beyond.


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promotes dialogue and cooperation on youth-related issues at regional, multilateral and global level;

 encourages the definition of a common agenda and the implementation of common actions to foster democratic participation and global citizenship among young people;

 contributes to uphold principles, values and standards of the Council of Europe and of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The overarching themes The overarching themes

Every year the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship agrees on a thematic annual overarching priority which represents the thread that connects all the activities taking place in the framework of the universities of the same year.  Every year the Network promotes the Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship  (MedUni) and  the University on Youth and Development (UYD).


Umbrella theme 2018-2020: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: “peace, justice and strong institutions

For the period 2018-2020 the Network agreed on a three-year cycle under an umbrella theme that will ensure coherence and greater impact of its work in the medium-term.

The umbrella theme will be broken down into specific annual focuses which represent different but complementary elements of it. The yearly annual focus becomes the overarching theme of the universities happening in the same year.

Annual focuses:

2018: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies.

2019: Access to justice for all.

2020: Build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.


The North-South Centre opens regularly “calls for activities” to gather proposals from organisations wishing to take part at the universities.