The Council of Europe’s ground-breaking co-management system is a living example of participatory democracy.  It is a place for common reflection and co-production, combining the voice of young Europeans and that of public authorities responsible for youth issues, leading to a sharing and evaluation of experience.  Thanks to this dialogue, where each party has an equal say, ideas and experiences can be exchanged, in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect, giving legitimacy to the Joint Council on Youth’s decisions.

How does it work?

The Programming Committee on Youth (CPJ) consists of eight goverment representatives from the CDEJ and eight non-governmental representatives from the CCJ.