First review of the recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7
The Committee of Ministers adopted in 2016 the Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 on Young People’s Access to Rights to improve young people’s access to rights by taking steps to promote awareness of the rights that young people should be able to enjoy and what they can do if their rights are violated, and by removing legal, political and social barriers. The Recommendation recognises the unhindered and full access of young people to rights as an essential element of a culture of human rights, democracy and rule of law. It stresses that young people are entitled to fully enjoy human and all other rights under national and international law, except where justified legal exceptions are made for the protection of minors.
The aim of the consultative meeting is to exchange experiences and information on how the Council of Europe’s Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 has been observed by member states. More specifically the participants of the meeting will:
- Exchange their views and experiences based on the preliminary outcomes of review 2021 of the Recommendation on young people’s access to rights
- Promote the review process and the Recommendation on young people’s access to rights internally and externally to youth sector stakeholders
- Share good and challenging practices to co-design ideas for the follow-up of the implementation of the Recommendation in the next five-year period
The meeting will be a hybrid event, combining an online and offline dimension. During the activity, the Council of Europe will invite a group of 20-25 participants, experts and consultants in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, and at the same time, provide online learning and exchange spaces with some 20 additional participants, who due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions will not be allowed to travel to Strasbourg.
Deadline for applications: 23 August 2021