07 Apr 2022 17:26:00Lisbon 07/04/2021
After two years of interruption, the University on Youth and Development (UYD) will resume from...
29 Sep 2021 12:38:00Lisbon 29/09/2021
The next edition of the Meta-University will take place between 19-22 October 2021 featuring a...
11 Aug 2021 12:15:00
New research study to celebrate ten years of achievements of the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship!Lisbon 11/08/2021
The Network on Youth and Global Citizenship celebrates ten years! At this occasion, the...
28 Jul 2021 13:43:00
Join the Meta-University 2021: propose your activity and contribute to the dialogue about the impact of the current digitalisation on the youth sector!Lisbon 28/07/2021
The Meta-University is an initiative of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launched...
20 Jul 2021 11:46:00
Are you a facilitator experienced in the youth sector? Enroll in the upcoming training to increase the quality of online policy dialogues!Lisbon 20/07/2021
Within the framework of the project “Global Youth”, the North-South Centre of the Council of...
The Youth Cooperation Programme aims at increasing youth participation and international cooperation in the youth sector to build more peaceful societies and more inclusive decision-making processes.
The activities promoted fall under three complementary dimensions: youth empowerment, networking and confidence building.
The youth empowerment schemes target youth workers and youth-multipliers improving their capacity to identify and address challenges related to human rights, global citizenship, democratic participation, peace, development and intercultural dialogue.
The networking activities provide spaces and opportunities for youth-led organisations and youth-related institutions to meet, debate, share good practices and cooperate, fostering partnership and joint actions to advance the global youth agenda.
The confidence building initiatives facilitate a structured dialogue between youth leaders and institutional representatives, creating a common ground on youth policies based on an increased awareness about each other's roles, challenges and priorities.
The Council of Europe human-rights approach is at the center of all initiatives promoted, while the non-formal education methodology is greatly used, following a peer-to-peer and participants-centred approach.
The projects and the activities are developed in close cooperation with various youth stakeholders (international organisations, youth networks, youth-serving institutions, national youth institutes, national youth councils… ) with the objective of enhancing multilevel governance structures based on more coordinated and inclusive processes.
In this sense, the North South Centre acts as facilitator providing a common framework of cooperation and interaction, privileging the interregional dimension.