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Mitigating the negative effects of the current COVID-19 crisis on the rights of young people, youth civil society, youth policy and youth work has been the focus of our work since the start of the pandemic in Europe.
Together with our partners, including the governmental and non-governmental representatives of our co-managed decision-making system, we are drawing the attention of our member states to the need to continue to guarantee the protection of young people’s fundamental and human rights and uphold the Council of Europe’s values.
In this section of our website, you will find information on how we in the Council of Europe youth sector are working during the crisis, how we are engaging with our partners using e-learning and other digital tools, on the specific challenges young people face and how they can be addressed.
A list of Council of Europe youth standards and resources, as well as examples of good practice from our member states and partners offer guidance and serve as an inspiration for youth workers, trainers, youth organisations and young people themselves to meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictive measures.