The Council of Europe carries out its governmental action in the field of youth through the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ). This committee brings together ministries or public administrations in charge of youth affairs in the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention. The CDEJ supervises a programme of activities involving policy makers, youth researchers and youth work practitioners and focuses particularly on
the development of youth policies in its member states.
Within the framework of CDEJ’s intergovernmental programme of assistance measures to the member states, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe has developed a training module for civil servants (working at national, regional and local levels) that are in some way responsible for the implementation of the National Youth Policies, strategies and youth action plans. This module shall be implemented upon request of member states of the Council of Europe in cooperation between the Youth Department and the authorities responsible for youth in the requesting member state.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The overall aim of the training module is to familiarise civil servants responsible for the implementation of National Youth Policy in any member state of the Council of Europe with its provisions, mechanisms and instruments and to support their capacity for its effective implementation in partnership with young people and youth organisations.