Reports from study sessions held under COVID-19 measures

2 March 2021

Last September and October, the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg hosted two residential study sessions in partnership with DYPALL Network - Developing youth participation at the local level and YPAN - Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. The activities ran under specific health and sanitary...

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Applying intersectionality in the youth field

25 February 2021

The consultative meeting “Applying intersectionality in the youth field” is set up to search of a cooperative approach among youth organisations and other stakeholders in their work on non-discrimination. It takes place from 24-26 February online, with some 30 participants from different...

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Youth work: the role of local and regional authorities

During the meeting of its statutory forum (12 February 2021), the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities attested to its conviction that young people are powerful agents for change and that youth work makes an important contribution to allowing them to fulfil this role by...

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Compass programme on human rights education

22 February 2021 online

Preparing young people to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities and advocate for better education about human rights and fundamental freedoms is a task of youth and human rights organisations. Human rights activists, educators and youth leaders get together on 22 and...

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Greening the Council of Europe youth sector!

19 February 2021 Online

A new task force, set up by the Joint Council on Youth last October, will meet for the first time on 19 February 2021 to examine ways of greening the youth sector and including young people’s right to a healthy environment in the work. At a time when the Council of Europe is underlining the...

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Partial Agreement Board of Co-ordination next meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Co-ordination of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card will take place on 18 March 2021, a few days ahead of the youth sector’s statutory bodies. This meeting will be dedicated to the overview of the preparation of the implementation of...

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Get to know the new Partial Agreement logo!

This year the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card, together with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), will celebrate its 30th anniversary! The Partial Agreemeent was set up in 1991 on the initiative of the then Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Catherine...

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Council of Europe Grant Agreement with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA)

Grant Agreement for 2021 signed

The new Council of Europe Grant Agreement for this year with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) was signed in January 2021. The purpose of the agreement is the implementation of a number of joint activities of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card and EYCA, such...

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Project Routes 4U

A “Letter of Intent” on cooperation between the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), Eurail and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) was signed by the Director General of Democracy Mrs. Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, on behalf of the...

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Deadline: 9 March 2021-12:00 noon

Promotional Seminar of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

16 March 2021 Online

Please note that the deadline for your expression of interest is Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 12:00 noon CET, to be sent to youthmobility@coe.int. The seminar is part of the 2021 programme of activities of the Council of Europe Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility and the European Youth Card...

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Consultative meeting "The climate crisis, young people and democracy"

16-18 February 2021 online

To reflect the growing concerns with the acuteness of the climate crisis and its impact on the present and future of current young generations, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe organises a consultative meeting which will take place on 16-18 February 2021 online. The meeting will be...

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Call for service providers: proofreading services for various publications and documents

10 February 2021

The Youth for Democracy Programme aims to find adequate responses to challenges related to human rights, personal development, meaningful participation and inclusion in society and to fears about climate change and the sustainability of democratic societies. By the inclusion of young people in...

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International Youth Summit hosted by EurOg Youth Centre

The International Human Rights Youth Summit took place online on the 18th December 2020 as a prelude to what can be achieved by young people around the issue of Covid-19. The event was hosted by EurOg which is one of the centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, KDYS...

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Follow-up meeting to the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC)

17 representatives of 11 youth centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres gathered on 21-22 January 2021 for a virtual follow-up meeting to the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) which took place in December last year. On the occasion of this unique event, the...

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ERYICA Publication

Youth Information and Counselling in Europe in 2020

In the framework of the Partnership Agreement between the Council of Europe and ERYICA, the two organisations published the Youth Information and Counselling in Europe in 2020 booklet. The publication gives a thorough overview of organisations that coordinate youth information services in Europe...

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The trainers are ready for 2021

22 January 2021

Over the current week, from 20-23 January, members of the Trainers Pool met for the 10th consultative meeting, and first one held online. The meeting brought together some 40 members of the Trainers Pool with the aim of reviewing the developments within the Council of Europe and its Youth for...

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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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Call for participants: Online Consultative Meeting - The climate crisis, young people and democracy

16-18 February 2021

To reflect the growing concerns with the acuity of the climate crisis and its impact on the present and future of the current youth generations Youth Department of the Council of Europe launches the call for the consultative meeting which will take place on 16-18 February 2021 online. The...

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Call for participants: Online Consultative Meeting APPLYING INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE YOUTH FIELD

24-26 February 2021

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MEETING The consultative meeting aims to build a common understanding of the experiences, opportunities and roles of the youth sector in promoting social inclusion, fostering active participation and combating discrimination taking an intersectional approach...

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Youth for Democracy in Ukraine

March 2020 to December 2021

Co-operation between the Council of Europe and Ukraine in the field of youth policy has been going on for several years through a bi-lateral programme of co-operation. The main activities have included an international review of Ukraine’s youth policy, the publication of the Compass manual in...

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Revitalising pluralistic democracies, live debate

11 January 2021

For its first event of 2021, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) of the Council of Europe is organising a discussion on “Revitalising pluralistic democracies” on 11 January 2021 at 5 pm CET. This topic is fundamental for ensuring democratic participation and the overall health of our democratic...

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Youth Sector Strategy 2030: brochure now available in 37 languages!

In 2020, the Committee of Ministers adopted the Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030, which was officially launched by the Secretary General and the President of the Ministers' Deputies. Since then, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the capacity of this long-term strategy to respond...

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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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International seminar “Remembrance and Learning from the Second World War”

What may we take from the past to live better today and tomorrow?

23 December 2020

The international seminar “Remembrance and Learning from the Second World War” was held online from 14-18 December 2020 and brought together around 50 participants from 23 countries – youth activists and leaders, youth workers and representatives from local and regional authorities, educational...

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Vacancy notice - Technician - European Youth Centre Budapest

23 December 2020

The European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe Youth Department (Directorate General of Democracy - DG II) - is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Technician (temporary employment, part-time). The deadline for applications is 12 January 2021, 17 hrs CET. ...

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The report of the Greek Chairmanship Seminar in the youth field is now available!

5-6 November 2020

The seminar “New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in the post-Covid era” took place on the 5th and the 6th of November 2020, partly in Athens and partly on-ine, as part of the of the Greek...

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Active involvement of the Quality Label network of Youth Centres in the 3rd European Youth Work Convention

“The Bonn Process is our common effort and it is no less than the young people of Europe demand and deserve.” 21 representatives from 11 youth centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres participated in the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) with the main aim to...

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The European Youth Centre Budapest is celebrating its 25th birthday!

15 December 2020

On 15 December 1995, the European Youth Centre Budapest was inaugurated. The second European Youth Centre, its mission was to extend the scope of the Council of Europe's work to include young people in central and eastern Europe and to be the Organisation’s institutional presence in the region....

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Discussion by the Russian Federation youth policy stakeholders

Нow to respond effectively and in time to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people and the youth policy sector

7-11 December 2020

From 7 to 11 December 2020 twenty-six participants from different regions of the Russian Federation took part in a training seminar “50-50” for specialists of local and regional authorities and representatives from non-governmental organisations working with young people from the Russian...

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Now available

Report of the Enter! Youth week ''Our Rights, Our Lives!''

The Report of the Enter! Youth Week ‘Our Rights, Our Lives!’ held in Strasbourg from 7-11 July 2019 is now available Please visit our webpage Enter! Youth Week. OUR LIVES. OUR RIGHTS (coe.int) or download it >>>

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New horizons of cooperation and hope in holding face-to-face events in 2021

Management Committee on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy

11 December 2020

This year, much is being done for the first time in an online format and the annual meeting of the Management Committee on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy is no exception. It was held on 11 December 2020 and brought together...

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Young people for human rights, now more than ever!

10 December 2020

On Human Rights Day, while celebrating the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Advisory Council on Youth is proud to support the Council of Europe in its aim to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law, while drawing attention to the challenges...

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Report of November seminar

Declaration on Youth Participation in AI Governance

On 23-27 November 2020, young people took part in a online seminar ''Artificial Intelligence: How can youth take part?'' The Declaration on Youth Participation in AI Governance is the outcome of the work done by the participants in the seminar, and is positioned within the wider framework of the...

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7–10 December 2020, 3rd European Youth Work Convention

Germany champions young people and youth work!

7 December 2020 Online from Bonn (Germany)

The German Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has put young people and youth work firmly amongst its priorities. The 3rd European Youth Work Convention, the flagship event, is taking place online from 7-10 December and is being attended by a thousand youth workers, young...

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European Youth Information Quality Label

The European Youth Information Quality Label, inspired by the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, is the result of two busy years of work in the framework of the Partnership Agreement between the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) and the Council of Europe....

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Remains Open Until 15 December

CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2021 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

5 November 2020

The call for COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s) to be held in 2021 is still open and all of you interested in the call are invited to submit the application form until 15 December. The COMPASS Training Courses in Human Rights Education are...

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3rd European Youth Work Convention

7-10 December 2020

On 7-10 December, Germany, which is currently holding both the EU Council Presidency and the Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of the Ministers, is hosting the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC). The Convention will take stock of the developments in youth work in Europe since...

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Human Rights Matter, a Road to Equality!

Compass training courses in Armenia - Armenian Progressive Youth (APY)

27 November - 1 December 2020

As part of the Youth for Democracy programme, this year two interrelated National Training Courses in Human Rights Education took place in late November in Armenia- the main intention behind organising two activities was to reach out to as many young people from two regions of Armenia as possible...

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Human Rights Matter, a Road to Equality!

Compass training courses in Armenia - Solution Hub

21-24 November 2020

As part of the Youth for Democracy programme, this year two interrelated National Training Courses in Human Rights Education took place in late November in Armenia- the main intention behind organising two activities was to reach out to as many young people from two regions of Armenia as possible...

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De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre receives Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres award

29 November 2020

De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2020-2022 and thus became the 14th youth centre to be honoured. The European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) decided to award the Quality Label to de Hoge...

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COVID-19 impact on the youth sector

Youth Partnership launches Knowledge HUB

23 November 2020

EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership explores the various effects of the pandemic on young people through their research networks and supports the partner institutions and other stakeholders in data collection and analysis of their findings. Illustration by Mireille van Bremen for EU-CoE...

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Supporting young people’s access to rights during the COVID-19 pandemic - responses of youth policy and youth work

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 50-50 training-seminar for local and regional authorities and youth organisations from the Russian Federation

20 November 2020

The Council of Europe Youth Department and the National Youth Council of Russia, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, are co-organising a training-seminar for specialists from local and regional authorities and youth organisations from the...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: How can youth take part?

19 November 2020

This online seminar will be held from 23 to 27 November for learning and knowledge-sharing around two key questions: What do young people need to know to feel part of the social, technological and political processes around AI? What should public and private actors in AI take into account to...

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11th European Platform for Youth Centres in the Quality Label network

19 November 2020

Directors, managers and colleagues of youth centres gather online to hold an in-depth exchange on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic The European Platform for Youth Centres is organised annually in order to encourage professional knowledge sharing among youth centres recognised with the Quality...

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Living Library in Schools Programme - online version

18 November 2020

The pilot project on the online version of the Living Library in Schools programme has been kicked off on 12 November. The very first online Living Library in Schools in Hungary was organised with the participation of two classes of the Lauder Javne High School in Budapest. Two teams of 9...

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: MIDDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2020 / CPOK: 12 ч. 30 ноября 2020

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: “REMEMBRANCE AND LEARNING FROM WORLD WAR II” - online training seminar

24 November 2020

Strengthening the relevance and quality of remembrance activities with young people today, at the occasion of commemoration of the 75 years of the end of the Second World War and of the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights On-line seminar to learn together from the past to...

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HUMAN RIGHTS MATTER: Educate, Promote and Protect

4 November 2020

The Portuguese Red Cross (Youth section) is implementing the Compass national training course on Human Rights Education. The course is held online and is run in partnership with the Council of Europe, Amnesty International and the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth. The course runs from 3...

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The youth sector in the Internet Governance Forum

The Council of Europe youth sector is taking part in the Internet Governance Forum which is being held online until 25 November. A group of activists, including members of the Advisory Council on Youth is following particularly human rights questions such as data protection and security,...

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Athens, 5-6 November 2020

New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in post COVID era

5-6 November 2020 Athens and online

A webinar “New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in post COVID era” will be held un the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers that declared youth one of its priorities. Niki...

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Peace activists plan their advocacy work in the European Youth Centre

19-24 October 2020 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The study session “Peace Advocacy” took place at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg from 19-24 October. It was prepared and held in cooperation with the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) with an aim to empower young people to take an active role in peace-building by equipping them with...

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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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8 October 2020

Climate change and environmental rights: strengthening co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ)

Opening the door to greater co-operation with the committees of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Rik Daems, PACE President, in a meeting with Andrea Ugrinoska, chair, and Mihai Dragos, vice-chair, of the Advisory Council on Youth, invited the CCJ to bring the youth perspective to upcoming PACE...

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Extension of the deadline for applications

Artificial Intelligence: How can youth take part?

23-27 November 2020 online

This seminar is organised as a space for learning and knowledge sharing among the participants and identifying concrete points for future actions regarding AI and young people, regarding in particular to key questions: What do young people need to know to feel part of the social, technological...

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Croatian COMPASS training course completed

19 October 2020

The National Training Course for Human Rights Education in Croatia was held from 14 - 18 October in Zagreb. The course was organised in cooperation with the Croatian Youth Network and the association Carpe Diem. A total of 15 participants, coming from different nongovernmental organizations from...

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Deadline for applications: 28 October 2020

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Learning Together Online - Human Rights Education and Youth Participation for Euro-Arab Dialogue

15 October 2020

The Council of Europe and the League of Arab States invite you to apply as participants for the online learning course “Human Rights Education and Youth Participation for Euro-Arab Dialogue” . The activity also contributes to the fourth phase (2020-2024) of the World Programme for Human Rights...

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Evaluation and training seminar

Long-term training course for youth trainers from the Russian Federation

3-10 October 2020 Ethnomir Centre, Kaluga region

Twenty-eight participants from 23 regions of the Russian Federation gathered from 3-10 October 2020 at the cultural-educational centre “Ethnomir” (Kaluga region) to finalise a year-long training course aimed at developing competences of youth trainers in non-formal education based on the...

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Official launching of the project

Youth for Democracy in Ukraine

8 October 2020

On 8 October 2020, representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the Council of Europe Secretariat officially launched the project “Youth for Democracy in Ukraine”. The event was held in hybrid format at the Ukrinform conference centre and on-line, and was broadcast; you can...

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Vacancy notice - Educational Advisor

13 October 2020

The Council of Europe Youth Department - Directorate General of Democracy (DG II) - is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Educational Advisor. The deadline for applications is 2 November 2020. Please consult our website for the detailed vacancy notice and procedure for...

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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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Launch of new long-term educational programme for educational staff of youth centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

6 October 2020

This year, the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres network introduced a long-term educational programme with the main aim to develop competences of youth centres’ pedagogical staff for incorporating human rights education in their educational activities and to support centres to...

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W(e)-participate! Young people raise questions about digital youth participation at local level

5 October 2020

The European Youth Centre was home to the first residential activity since March. The study session "W(e)-participate: Harnessing Digital Innovation for Youth Participation at the Local Level" organised in cooperation with DYPALL Network, was held in Strasbourg from 28 September to 2 October 2020...

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The European Day of Languages

26 September 2020

On the European Day of Languages, the Advisory Council on Youth celebrates linguistic diversity as a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Read the statement of the Advisory Council on Youth

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70 years of German participation in the Council of Europe: Where do we stand, what's next?

Seventy years after the Federal Republic of Germany joined the Council of Europe and with a view to the upcoming German presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from mid-November 2020, this online debate was organised to celebrate the Germany’s commitment to shared...

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With the participation of Boriss Cilevičs, chairperson of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly

Solidarity with Belarus - youth activists in dialogue

Concerned about the intimidation and arrests of youth civil society representatives and other young citizens in Belarus, the Advisory Council on Youth is organising an online panel discussion on the evolving situation in Belarus since the elections last August. Join the live online debate on...

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www.coe.int/gender-matters

The all-new Gender Matters website is born!

The Gender Matters website is based on Gender Matters, the manual on addressing gender-based violence affecting young people. The website will be useful to youth workers, teachers and other educators active in human rights and combating gender inequality. The entire manual is therefore available...

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21 September: European Action Day Against Islamophobia - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

On this European Action Day Against Islamophobia, the Advisory Council on Youth reiterates the importance of fighting against all forms of racism. The Advisory Council commemorates and remembers all victims of Islamophobia, from the July 1995 Srebrenica genocide, the March 2019 Christchurch...

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DEADLINE TO ANSWER THE SURVEYS: 10 OCTOBER 2020

Surveys on Roma youth participation

10 September 2020

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is currently conducting a study regarding the opportunities and challenges faced by Roma youth in participating in the elaboration and implementation different standards, policies, and programmes in Europe, mainly in the field of youth and Roma. The...

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Deadline for applications: 20 September 2020

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: RomaActiveYouth - A training course on Roma youth participation for social inclusion, gender equality and combating antigypsyism

1-6 -November 2020 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The Roma Youth Action Plan was a project of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe which, between 2011 and 2019, supported the participation and inclusion of Roma youth across Europe. Capacity-building and the development of competencies of young Roma, organisations and networks were a...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 OCTOBER 2020

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 2nd semester 2021

1st September 2020 Strasbourg & Budapest

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe invites non-governmental youth organisations, networks and other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policy to submit applications for activities to be held in co-operation with the...

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COMPASS training course in Poland

Empower Youth with Human Rights Education

3-8 August 2020

The Bezlik Foundation in Poland, in cooperation with and with the support of the Council of Europe organised the National Training Course titled "Empower Youth with Human Rights Education" from 3 to 8 August 2020. Participants came from various backgrounds, among them were teachers, activists,...

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Advisory Council on Youth and Covid-19

23 April 2020

The Advisory Council and its response to Covid-19 Sensing the possible threats to the Council of Europe's values that may be posed by the current pandemic, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) took steps to mitigate these threats by proposing to the European Steering Committee on Youth (CDEJ) the...

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The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) expresses its support for young people in Belarus

17 August 2020

The Advisory Council on Youth stands in solidarity with its counterparts, young people in Belarus who are striving for democracy, fairness, equality, freedom and respect for fundamental human rights through peaceful protests. We share the concerns expressed on this situation by the Council of...

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Samarkand Human Rights Forum for Youth

Mainstreaming human rights education for youth

12-13 August 2020 Samarkand, Uzbekistan (online)

Nika Bakhsoliani, Bureau member of the Advisory Council on Youth co-ordinator of the Access to rights priority focus group, spoke about human rights education at the Samarkand Human Rights Forum on 13 August 2020. As an expert in human rights education (HRE), Nika referred to HRE as "a many-faced...

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International Youth Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

12 August 2020

On the occasion of International Youth Day, the Advisory Council on Youth celebrates all young people who are not only the future but also the present of Europe, who represent and claim the values of the Council of Europe and who strive to create more opportunities for everyone to grow, change,...

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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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The Black Lives Matter movement – What can young people in Europe do ?

11 August 2020 online

Since the death of George Floyd last May, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has grown considerably, people around the world are taking up the cause. The Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) organised an online panel debate to understand the context of the BLM movement and how...

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TRAINING4ROMA (AND NON-ROMA) YOUTH - Compass training course in Spain

From 6 to 10 July, the Federation of Roma Associations in Catalonia) organised in collaboration with Plataforma Khetané, the Compass national training course "Training4Roma, Human Rights Training for Roma and non Roma youth activists" in La Mina, Barcelona. The activity brought together Roma and...

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DON’T GIVE UP ON HUMAN RIGHTS! - Compass training course in Romania

This training course on human rights education with young people took place between 30 July and 2 August, in Timisoara. The course was organised by Timis County Youth Foundation (FITT) and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the Youth House of Timisoara, managed by FITT, a youth...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:59 PM (CET)

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS-Seminar: ''New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in post-covid era''.

5-6 November 2020 Athens and online

The deadline to apply is now extended to Sunday 4 October 2020. The seminar “New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in post-Covid era” is planned to take place in Athens, Greece, on 5-6 November...

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Deadline for application: 23 August 2020, 23:59 PM (CET)

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training course "Gender Equality in Youth Work"

28 September - 2 October 2020 European Youth Centre Budapest

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING COURSE The training course will build capacities of multipliers, notably youth workers and youth leaders, to introduce gender equality standards and practices in their organisations and activities and to advocate for changes that support gender equality based...

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Reboot Europe! – online conference

16-21 July 2020

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the South-eastern Europe Initiative of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), Reboot Europe! – an online conference for young citizens from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Kosovo,* Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia – was...

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COMPASS national training course in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7-10 July 2020 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A COMPASS national training course on human rights education with young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Gender Equality - Equal Society" took place in Trebinje between 7-10 July 2020. The course was co-organised by the Trade Union Education Centre from Banja Luka and the Youth Department of...

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15 July: World Youth Skills Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

15 July 2020

Worldwide, millions of young people still lack access to quality education, especially those from vulnerable and marginalised groups such as youth from low-income households, with migrant and Roma[1] background, and youth with disabilities. The Advisory Council on Youth is calling for action on...

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Call for partnerships with municipalities from regions of Ukraine to foster youth participation and civic engagement at local level

8 July 2020

The Council of Europe Youth Department invites partnerships with local authorities from Ukraine within the project “YOUNG PEOPLE, FULL CITIZENS” which aims to support municipalities and amalgamated communities in Ukraine to implement innovative youth-friendly policies and programmes for youth...

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Deadline for applications: 28 July 2020 CET 13:00 (1 p.m.)

Call for applications: World Forum for Democracy 2020 - Youth Delegation

Preparatory meeting: 14-15 November 2020 / Dates of the WFD: 16-18 November 2020 EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRE, STRASBOURG

The World Forum for Democracy is a unique platform for political decision-makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. By identifying and analysing experimental initiatives and practices, the Forum highlights and encourages democracy innovations at the...

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Promoting Diversity through Youth Political Participation

29 June 2020

The participants of the online workshop “Hear me out! Take me in!” held their first webinar today. The activity aims to explore challenges and good practices from political youth organisations in promoting participation in an inclusive, meaningful and sensitive to diversity approach. The...

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Youth Peace Week online

29 June 2020

The 2020 edition of the Youth Peace Camp has been postponed to 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. However, as an alternative, the Council of Europe decided to offer an online Youth Peace Week, a learning opportunity to bring together applicants and former participants of the Youth...

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Learning about identity, inclusion and intersectionality

Colours of Human Diversity

25 June 2020 Online

The online workshop Colours of Human Diversity held today its first webinar. The workshop aims to introduce the topics of inclusion, intersectionality and identity to the participants coming from different university and school student unions and associations, or work as activists for rights of...

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Online course on Advocacy for Human Rights Education training course gathered a high number of participants!

26 June 2020

Over the course of the next four weeks, the online training course on advocacy for human rights education will take place. This course is clearly more relevant than ever, as over 196 people have shown interest in participating. This e-learning course will develop competences of learners in...

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No Hate Speech - Workshop Week

23 June 2020

The No Hate Speech workshop week successfully started with a workshop on media and information literacy. The workshop week takes places from 22-26 June and aims to provide practical tools to address hate speech. Some 50 multipliers active with young people on combating hate speech signed up for...

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Protecting and Supporting Young Refugees

20 June 2020

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe highlights the importance of implementing the Recommendation on supporting young refugees in transition to adulthood adopted by the Committee of Ministers in 2019. With the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world,...

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World Refugee Day

20 June 2020

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) is celebrating World Refugee Day with a statement which calls on the Council of Europe member states to implement the recommendations in CM/Rec(2019)4 on supporting young refugees in transition to adulthood. For further information, read the statement. The...

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Climate crisis and global governance

17 June 2020

The Joint Council on Youth discusses the effect of the climate crisis on young people’s access to rights 17 June 2020: following a proposal from the Advisory Council on Youth, the Joint Council on Youth – the co-managed decision-making body of the Council of Europe youth sector – debated the...

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New series of publications - Quality Label for Youth Centres

19 June 2020

The Council of Europe Quality Label for youth centres programme was launched more than a decade ago, with the main aim to enhance quality in youth work and networking among youth centres across Europe aspiring to the values of the Council of Europe. A new series of publications have been...

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ROMA YOUTH: EQUAL PARTICIPATION MATTERS - First meeting of the Task Force

18-19 June 2020 online meeting

As a follow to the results of the Roma Youth Action Plan, the Joint Council on Youth set up a Task Force to prepare proposals for the continuation of the work on Roma youth participation in the 2020-2021 biennium and within the 2030 Youth Strategy. The first meeting is held online on 18 and 19...

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Consultative Meeting - Supporting Young Refugees in Transition to Adulthood through Youth Work and Youth Policy

16-17 2020 online meeting

Online meeting 16-17 June 2020, 9:30 – 13:00 Purpose of the meeting The Youth Department organises this consultative meeting to identify, prioritise and further organise the ways to support the implementation of the measures proposed by the Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)4 through youth policy and...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Youth Peace Week 2020 - Online activity

12 June 2020

The Youth Peace Camp is a project initiated by the Council of Europe in 2003, to bring together young people from conflict regions and to support them in initiating dialogue and cooperation. The 2020 edition of the camp has been postponed to 2021 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. As...

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Deadline for applications: 25 June 2020 13:00 PM (CET)

Online course on Advocacy for Human Rights Education Call for participants is open!

29 June - 29 July 2020

The value of competences in advocacy for human rights education go beyond the strict area of the right to human rights education and are useful in other areas of youth work and policy. Especially in the period of deconfinement and after COVID19, when many young people struggled to meet basic...

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