The Council of Europe’s youth sector is committed to cooperating and working together with partners in the member states of the League of Arab States, in order to promote intercultural dialogue and the development of youth policy and youth work based on democratic participation of young people and Human Rights Education.

This cooperation builds on the successful experiences over the last decade, which have included training courses in human rights education, a long-term training course on non-formal education, gender equality and youth participation as well as, youth projects and a series of activities on youth policy cooperation.

This experience has been supported by the Arabic version of Compass – the manual for human rights education with young people and the Arabic version of Mosaic – the Training Kit for Euro-Mediterranean youth work as tools for introducing human rights and democracy in youth work and non-formal education activities.


History of Euro-Arab training courses

The concept of democratic youth participation was introduced in the Euro-Arab training courses of the Council of Europe in 2012 and has the potential to embrace and represent both the central values and the thematic issues relevant for youth leaders to develop and secure inclusive democratic approaches in youth projects, programmes and policies.

For more information of the past training courses please see also the reports: