Youth sector statutory meetings, 11-13 October 2021

A time for stocktaking and for laying the foundations for the next stage

11-13 October 2021 Online

The youth statutory bodies will meet online for the last time in the 2020-21 biennium on 11-13 October 2021. It will be a time for assessing implementation of the Youth for Democracy Programme, but also for taking decisions for the youth sector’s future work. The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)...

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Plenary meetings

Statutory bodies ensure the youth sector’s work can continue

22-24 March 2021 Online

In view of the continuing global pandemic, the co-managed statutory bodies will again meet online from 22 to 24 March 2021 in order to ensure it is business (almost) as usual for the Council of Europe youth sector. One-hundred and twenty members, observers and participants of the Joint Council on...

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Focus for a future youth sector campaign!

Democracy - meaningful youth participation - digitalisation

2-3 March 2021 Online

The steering group of a future Council of Europe youth campaign for revitalising democracy met for the first time on 2 and 3 March 2021 online. Subject to sufficient resources, such a campaign could be launched in 2022 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the youth sector. In true...

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Youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux: democracy, Covid and the upcoming statutory meetings

18-19 January 2021 Online

The Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) met online on 18 and 19 January 2021 to discuss the ongoing work of the Council of Europe youth sector in 2021 and beyond. During a stimulating debate with the Director of Democratic...

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Youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux: straight down to business in 2021!

18-19 January 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to have a major negative impact on the lives of millions of young people in Europe, the Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) will meet online on 18 and 19 January 2021 to ensure the work of the...

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12-14 October 2020

Breaking new ground: the youth sector statutory bodies go online

For the first time in their almost 50-year history, the youth sector co-managed statutory bodies held their biannual meetings fully online on 12-14 October. Determined that the pandemic would not stall unduly business continuity, up to 120 members and observers of the Joint Council on Youth...

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12 to 14 October 2020

Online statutory meetings: taking stock of the youth sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and looking to the future

For their first ever plenary meetings to be held fully online, the co-managed statutory bodies of the Council of Europe youth sector will deal with a number of crucial issues. The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) will notably assess how the Council of Europe youth sector has been responding to the...

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Statement by the Chairs of the Council of Europe Youth sector statutory bodies

International Youth Day 2020

12 August 2020

Ivan Hromada Chair of the European Steering Committee for Youth and the Joint Council on Youth Andrea Ugrinoska Chair of the Advisory Council on Youth and Vice-Chair of the Joint Council on Youth International Youth Day this year comes at a time when two major challenges are facing young...

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Take our survey and help the Joint Council on Youth understand the effects of Covid-19 on youth

10 June 2020

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) is interested in hearing from people working or volunteering in youth organisations, initiatives and networks across Europe on the effects of the current COVID-19 across youth work and youth activities. Your answers will help us to better understand the situation...

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The youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux meet online to ensure the continuity of their work

4 and 5 June 2020

As Covid-19-related international travel restrictions are still in place, the Bureaux of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) and of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) will meet online on 4 and 5 June 2020 to ensure the work of the Council of Europe youth sector statutory bodies...

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Straight down to business in 2020!

27-28 January 2020 Strasbourg

On 27 and 28 January 2020, after their separate meetings, the Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) came together in a joint meeting at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg to discuss the Joint Council on Youth’s (CMJ) work in 2020 and...

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Launch of the Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030

23 January 2020 Council of Europe headquarters, Strasbourg

Today saw the launch of the new Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030 by Ambassador Irakli Giviashvili, President of the Ministers’ Deputies, and Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. “Strengthening democracy through education, culture and youth engagement”...

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Youth policy advisory mission to Georgia

24-26 September 2019 Tbilisi and Rustavi, Georgia

From 24 to 26 September 2019, a Council of Europe delegation composed of representatives of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ), the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), an expert in youth participation and a programme manager from the Council of Europe...

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Youth policy advisory mission to Armenia

16-18 July 2019 Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia

From 16 to 18 July 2019, a Council of Europe delegation composed of representatives of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ), the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), a youth policy expert/rapporteur and the head of the Council of Europe Youth Policy...

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39th meeting of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)

16-17 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The co-managed decision-making committee of the youth sector met in Strasbourg on 16 and 17 October 2018. More than 110 governmental and non-governmental representatives took part in these statutory meetings. After an exchange of views with the Director of Democratic Participation, the CMJ took a...

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The drafting work begins!

Shaping a new strategy for the youth sector

6 - 7 December 2018 European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

Following the first steps taken during the consultative meeting held on 15 and 16 May 2018, during which representatives of the Council of Europe youth sector’s major stakeholders debated and reflected on the content of a new strategy for 2020 to 2030, work will today start on drafting the...

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Green light for the 2020-21 priorities and mainstreaming disability issues

19 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

At a particularly well-attended Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) meeting, the governmental and non-governmental representatives in the youth sector’s co-managed decision-making committee made a number of landmark decisions and proved again the value of this co-operation. The CMJ adopted the draft...

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