VOICES OF YOUNG REFUGEES IN EUROPE (VYRE) AND EURO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH (EYMH)

Managing mental health as a refugee, asylum seeker and migrant

1 December 2022

Study session on “Managing mental health as a refugee, asylum seeker and migrant” took place in the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg on 20-26 November 2022 in cooperation with VOICES OF YOUNG REFUGEES IN EUROPE (VYRE) AND EURO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH (EYMH). During the study session 33 young...

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All different, all equal! – still relevant?

1 December 2022

The study session “All different, all equal! – still relevant? Discovering and embracing Human Rights!” took place from 20 to 27 November in the EYCB in cooperation with european playwork association (e.p.a). 28 participants explored topics such as anti-discrimination, human rights, children’s...

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Deadline for applications: 2 January 2023, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on Essentials of Non-Formal Education 2023

23 November 2022

The training course will bring together young people who are trainers, facilitators or organisers of non-formal education activities and are likely to be involved in upcoming study sessions (organised in one of the European Youth Centres) or international activities and annual work plans...

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The EYF publishes a toolbox on inclusion in youth projects

23 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

To support youth organisations, the EYF has now published a Toolbox on inclusive practices. The Toolbox is the result of a collaborative process involving representatives of youth organisations. The Toolbox includes concrete ideas on how to incorporate inclusive practices into youth activities,...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Lisbon Youth Centre, Portugal

21 November 2022

On 20-21 October 2022, an end-of-term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres was organised in Lisbon Youth Centre, Portugal with the aim to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which Lisbon Youth Centre has been holding since 2015. In...

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Quality Label exploratory visit to Braga Youth Centre in Portugal

21 November 2022

On 24 October 2022, a Quality Label exploratory visit took place in Braga Youth Centre, Portugal with the aim to introduce the work of the youth centre to Council of Europe representatives from operational perspective, and to also provide a deeper insight into its mission and educational...

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Deadline: 21 December 2022 (at 23:00 CET)

CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2023 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

The Council of Europe invites partners to apply with projects for Compass National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education in 2023. The Compass Training Courses are strategic national or regional activities for the development of competences of key multipliers for human rights...

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A Council of Europe-ERYICA webinar

Do you kNOw distress? - Youth information responses to mental health

23 November 2022 11:00-13:00 CET Online

What is mental health? Why is mental health important for overall health? Can mental health change over time? What causes mental illness? What is the role, and what are the boundaries of youth information services? Who are our main stakeholders, and how can youth information cooperate with them?...

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Vacancy notice - Project Assistant - European Youth Centre Budapest

14 November 2022

The European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe Youth Department (Directorate General of Democracy and Human Dignity) - is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Project Assistant (temporary employment, full-time). The deadline for applications is 30 November...

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Call for participants for conference on evaluation and follow-up to the youth campaign Democracy Here | Democracy Now

10 November 2022

The Council of Europe Youth Department organises, under the patronage of the Icelandic presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, the Conference on evaluation and follow-up of the Democracy Here | Democracy Now youth campaign between 31 January and 2 February 2023 in the...

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Study session “Advancing at constructing Safe Learning Space in Non-Formal Education”

8 November 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

On 1-5 November, the study session “Advancing at constructing Safe Learning Space in Non-Formal Education” was held at European Youth Centre Budapest in cooperation with the Human Rights Education Network (HREYN) and the World Organisation of Scouts Movement (WOSM). The five-day study session...

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The Youth Delegation on the starting blocks of the 10th World Forum for Democracy

7 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Youth Delegation is on the starting-blocks to actively take part in the 10th World Forum for Democracy starting today. Together with the Advisory Council on Youth, they will bring a global Youth perspective to the question “Democracy : A new Hope ?”.

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4 NOVEMBER 2022

The October issue of THINK YOUTH, the Youth Department’s monthly newsletter, is now available: discover the major events organised by the Youth Department last month, as well as those of our partners. You will find information on the latest meeting of the Joint Council on Youth, on activities to...

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Hearing young people’s voices – Ireland’s commitment to participatory democracy and youth engagement

25 OCTOBER 2022 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Organised as part of the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, Caroline CONROY, Lord Mayor of Dublin, and Peter BURKE, Minister of State for Planning and Local Government at the Department of Housing, paid a visit to the European Youth Centre Strasbourg on 25 October...

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“It is Okay to Get Political!”: Compass training course in Greece

The Compass National Training Course on Human Rights Education “It is Okay to Get Political!” was held from 5 to 7 October 2022 in Trilofos, Greece. The activity was implemented by the Youth Empowerment Center in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe within the Youth for...

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STATEMENT BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON YOUTH

10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl

11 OCTOBER 2022

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, the Advisory Council on Youth calls on the member states to take all necessary measures to implement the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence and to urgently...

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Jelentkezési határidő: 2022. november 25.

JELENTKEZÉSI FELHÍVÁS: Információs tréning és műhely ifjúsági civil szervezeteknek – ismerd meg az Európa Tanács és az Európai Ifjúsági Alap pályázati forrásait és szakmai segédanyagait

2022. december 6-7. Budapesti Európai Ifjúsági Központ

A Budapesti Európai Ifjúsági Központ és az Európai Ifjúsági Alap közös információs tréninget és műhelyt szervez magyarországi ifjúsági civil szervezeteknek. Az 1972-ben alapított Európai Ifjúsági Alap (angolul European Youth Foundation, EYF) ifjúsági civil szervezetek programjainak támogatásán...

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Youth statutory meetings

Democracy campaign, Roma youth participation, Ukrainian youth, climate change, rural youth…

10-12 October 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

These are just some of the subjects discussed during the youth statutory meetings held in the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 10 to 12 October 2022. Buoyed by the conclusions of the high-level reflection group of the Council of Europe, which wholeheartedly agreed that “building sustainable...

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Study session: “Youth Work to make Housing First for Youth…WORK! “

10 October 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

The study session “Youth Work to make Housing First for Youth…WORK!” was hosted by FEANTSA Youth and Housing First Europe Hub from 3 to 7 October at the European Youth Centre Budapest. FEANTSA is the European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless and the only European NGO...

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Democracy done right: young people as key actors in pluralistic democracies and the role of the European Youth Card

17-18 November 2022 Santa Severa, Lazio Region, Italy

The seminar “Democracy done right: young people as key actors in pluralistic democracies - role of the European Youth Card” was organised within the 2022 programme of activities of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card and is aimed at supporting the recognition of various...

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The chairs of the youth sector statutory bodies in dialogue with the Council of Europe’s decision-makers

5 OCTOBER 2022 Strasbourg

Miriam Teuma, chair of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), and Spyros Papadatos, chair of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), travelled to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 4 October to meet with the Organisation’s decision-making body and Secretary General. On the invitation...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 OCTOBER 2022

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 2nd semester 2023

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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ENTER! Training youth workers for social rights

3 October 2022

Thirty youth workers are taking part in the evaluation and consolidation seminar of the Enter! long-term training course for youth workers. Held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 1 to 10 October, the seminar will review the social impact and learning achievements of the...

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Networking for quality in non-formal education

3 October 2022

A seminar for trainers and youth workers involved in non-formal education in Azerbaijan was organised in Baku from 28 to 30 September 2022 under the title “Common grounds for networking for non-formal education”. The activity fostered exchange between youth workers and trainers and encourage the...

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13th European Platform of Youth Centres in the Quality Label network

22 September 2022

On 20-21 September 2022, representatives of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres network met for their annual meeting of a European Platform of Youth Centres that aims at sharing knowledge and experiences in strategic management of youth centres recognised with the Quality Label...

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The Committee of Ministers says “stop” to bogus internships!

20 September 2022

Following a complaint lodged in 2017 with the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) by the European Youth Forum (YFJ) on issues of unpaid internships, the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe’s decision-making body, has found in favour of the YFJ that efforts should be made to fight...

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STATEMENT BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON YOUTH

European Action Day Against Islamophobia 2022

21 September 2022

On this European Action Day Against Islamophobia, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) reiterates the importance of fighting against all forms of racism and discrimination as a cornerstone of pluralistic and peaceful societies. The CCJ invites governments to see youth organisations, and in...

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A new Compass for North Macedonia

20 September 2022

The Centre for Human Rights AMOS in Bitola, North Macedonia, has published the Macedonian version of Compass, the Council of Europe manual for human rights education with young people. The new publication was launched in Bitola on 14 September during a public event led by Prof. Dr. Sasho...

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Human Rights Education for Inclusion and Empowerment - Compass National Training Course on Human Rights Education in Portugal

22 September 2022

Clube Intercultural Europeu in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe organised the Compass National Training Course “Human Rights Education for Inclusion and Empowerment”. The activity was held from 12 to 16 September 2022 in Escola Artística António Arroio (Lisbon,...

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12 August: International Youth Day calling for intergenerational solidarity!

12 August 2022 Europe

Revitalising democracy is an intergenerational effort where people of all ages are both learners and agents of change, say participants in the Youth Action Week! In an era when democracy is being threatened on many fronts, be it by war on our European continent, the rise of authoritarian regimes,...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Stara Zagora Youth Centre, Bulgaria

8 July 2022

On 2-3 June 2022, an end-of-term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres took place in Stara Zagora Youth Centre, Bulgaria with the aim to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which Stara Zagora Youth Centre has been holding since 2017. ...

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Study visit of Brčko District representatives to the European Youth Centre in Budapest

8 July 2022

On 22-23 June 2022, a study visit took place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest with the participation of government representatives of Brčko District in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The visit aimed at exchanging experiences and practices for setting up a new youth centre in Brčko District in...

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Youth Action Week - Young people call on European governments to step up action to revitalise democracy

6 July 2022

The Council of Europe Youth Action Week concluded on 1 July 2022 with a presentation by the participants of a call for action directed to national governments to step up the actions and policies to revitalise democracy with the participation of young people. The 450 young people emphasised the...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 2 AUGUST 2022 CET 13:00 (1 P.M.)

Call for applications: World Forum for Democracy 2022 - Youth Delegation

28 June 2022

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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"Education for Life" - Compass training course in Lithuania

24 June 2022

The National Training Course in Human Rights Education Compass “Education for Life: Human Rights Themes and Methods for Working with Youth" started in Lithuania! Twenty teachers and non-formal education practitioners from various regions of Lithuania have gathered Antaliepte to work together in...

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HRM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands meets with young people in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg (EYCS)

23 JUNE 2022 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

On the occasion of his visit to Strasbourg to address the Parliamentary Assembly, HRM King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands visited the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg where he engaged in a round table discussion with young people from the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ),...

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Training Course on Human Rights Education for youth centres in the Council of Europe Quality Label network

21 June 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

The annual training course on Human Rights Education for the youth centres in the network of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres was organised at the European Youth Centre in Budapest on 13-17 June 2022. The course was attended by educational staff and youth workers from 11...

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1st meeting of the new Programming Committee on Youth (2022 – 2023)

16-17 June 2022 Strasbourg

As part of the Co-management governing system of the youth sector, the newly composed Programming Committee on Youth (CPJ) held its first plenary meeting on 16-17 June 2022, at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. The Committee considered and discussed activities implemented in the European...

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Training course - Young people’s access to rights in Azerbaijan

30 May 2022

The “50-50” course Young people’s access to rights in Azerbaijan started at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg on 23 May 2022. The seminar aimed at strengthening youth participation and access of young people to social rights for further development of youth policy and youth work in Azerbaijan...

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The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) elects its new Bureau!

25 May 2022

On 10 May 2022, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) elected its new Bureau as follows: Spyros Papadatos, chair Alice Bergholtz, vice-chair Constantin-Alexandru Manda Nedeljka Borojević Nickolas Pagonakis (no photo available) The Bureau will hold its first meeting on 2 and 3 June 2022 in the...

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The European Youth Centres are ramping up their initiatives to promote fauna and flora

23 May 2022

Our commitment to biodiversity The European Youth Centres (EYCs) highlight recent initiatives to promote biodiversity in their garden and make their impact on the environment more positive, in response to suggestions from youth participants. Led by the statutory bodies of the youth sector, in...

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Training Course on the Essentials of Non-Formal Education

17 May 2022

The Training Course on the Essentials of NFE took place in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 9-14 May 2022. The TC was designed to support participants in applying non-formal education methodology in youth activities organised in partnership with the Youth Department, in using Council of...

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Youth Here: Democracy Now! Apply now to take part in the Council of Europe Youth Action Week (Strasbourg, 27 June – 2 July 2022, DL 19 May 2022, 11AM CET)

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe launches the call for participants for the Youth Here: Democracy Now! The Council of Europe Youth Action Week which will take place in Strasbourg between 27 June and 2 July 2022. The Youth Action Week is the flagship event of the Democracy Here |...

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The European University on youth policies - 2022 edition - Malta

27-29 April 2022 St Venera, Malta

The European University on youth policies took place in Malta, St Venera, on 27-29 April 2022 The European University on youth policies took place in Malta, St Venera, on 27-29 April 2022. The University is part of the Council of Europe’s package of youth policy development measures and aims to...

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9 to 13 May 2022, European Youth Centre Budapest

50/50 training - Strengthening co-operation and partnership for youth participation and youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-13 May 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

To contribute to the promotion of youth participation in decision-making processes and in the implementation of youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is organising a training for...

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Conference “Reshaping Democracy and Public Space in Europe: What Place for Young Journalists and the New Media?” (2 May, 16:00 - 18:15, European Youth Centre Strasbourg)

In the context of the European Year of Youth and the World Press Freedom Day (3rd of May), the EU Delegation and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with EUNIC Strasbourg will organise a local thematic conference bringing together young journalists and policy-makers in a...

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50/50 Seminar report now available

25-29 April 2022 Santa Venera, Malta

THE 50/50 TRAINING SEMINAR “Synergies to implement the Youth Work Recommendation CM/Rec (2017)4: Can the European Youth Card be used as the policy tool?” (25-26 April 2022) and the European University on Youth Policies (so called CDEJ Spring University, 27-29 April 2022) was organised in La...

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Happy INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY!

8 April 2022 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Participants of the seminar Roma Youth Together, held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 April celebrated the International Roma Day in a flower-casting ceremony over the river Ill. They did it in the company of Bjorn Berge, Deputy Secretary of the Council of Europe who, in...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 APRIL 2022

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 1st semester 2023

2 March 2022

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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Training Course on AI Literacy with young people

6 April 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

The Training Course on AI Literacy with young people took place in the EYCB 28 March to 1 April 2022. The course brought together young multipliers to explore what AI Literacy is, to understand where AI exists in young people’s every-day life and to discuss what youth organisations need in order...

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The CMJ expresses its unwavering solidarity and support to Ukraine

1 April 2022

At its 46th meeting (Strasbourg, 22-23 March 2022), the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) adopted a statement in which it expressed its unwavering solidarity and support to Ukraine. The Joint Council pledged to assist its Ukrainian partners in meeting present and future challenges by mobilising the...

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Deadline for applications: 13:00 PM (CET), Friday, 25 April 2022

Call for participants: Advocacy and action for inclusion of young refugees

28 March 2022

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is launching a call for participants for the training course for young refugees and youth leaders to design and apply advocacy projects to promote the human rights and social inclusion of young refugees. The course will strengthen the conceptual...

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The youth statutory committees set the road map for the new four-year programming period

22-23 March 2022 Strasbourg and online

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) met for the first time in the new four-year programming period on 22 and 23 March 2022. Meeting in hybrid format, this was the first time the members had been able to meet in person since October 2019. The statutory meetings were held at a sombre time, under the...

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Strasbourg and online, 21 March 2022, 14:00 -15:00 Strasbourg time

Launching event of the campaign

21 March 2022 Strasbourg

The official launch of the Democracy Here | Democracy Now takes place on 21 March 2022, 14:00-15:00 Strasbourg time in the Foyer of the Assembly in Palais d'Europe. The event is also livestreamed here. The programme of the launching event includes addresses from: Mr. Bjørn Berge, Deputy...

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Deadline for applications: 20 March 2022, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on Essentials of Non-Formal Education for organisers and facilitators of study sessions at the European Youth Centres and of projects supported by the European Youth Foundation

2 March 2022

The training course on essentials of non-formal education for facilitators will bring together young people who are trainers, facilitators or organisers of non-formal education activities and are likely to be involved in upcoming study sessions or activities supported by the European Youth...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

24 February 2022

The Advisory Council on Youth echoes the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in “condemning the Russian military attack against Ukraine in flagrant violation of the Statute of Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights.” These attacks will have...

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9 to 13 May 2022, Budapest

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 23 MARCH: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 50/50 training - Strengthening co-operation and partnership for youth participation and youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 March 2022

To contribute to the promotion of youth participation in decision-making processes and in the implementation of youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is organising a training for...

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On the occasion of the International Roma Day

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Seminar on Roma youth participation and empowerment ROMA YOUTH TOGETHER 2022

8 March 2022

The seminar Roma Youth Together 2022 will bring together 30 young people who are youth leaders or youth workers in Roma and Travellers communities. It is organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with Phiren Amenca International, ERGO Network and the European Roma...

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De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre in Belgium officially receives the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

18 February 2022

On the 5th February 2022, de Hoge Rielen Youth Centre (Kasterlee, Belgium) received officially the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres in an award ceremony that was held in the presence of Mr Benjamin Dalle, Flemish Minister of Brussels, Youth and Media and Ms Antje Rothemund, Head...

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Online Preparatory Seminar of Compass National and Regional Training Courses (NRTCs) 2022 on Human Rights Education.

18 February 2022

The preparatory seminar took place on 11, 14, 15 February 2022 and gathered 30 representatives from 12 organisations coming from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain. The purpose of the online preparatory meeting was to...

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Deadline to apply 1st April 2022

50-50 Seminar of the PA on Youth Mobililty through the Youth Card

25-26 April 2022 Malta

The 50/50 seminar on “Synergies to implement the Youth Work Recommendation CM/Rec (2017)4: Can the European Youth Card be used as the policy tool?” is organised as part of the 2022 work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. It is particularly dedicated to...

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Greece joins the Partial Agreement on youth mobility through the youth card

1st February 2022

On 25 January 2022, Greece joined the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card, thus becoming its 23rd member. The overall objective of the Partial Agreement is for member governments and EYCA member organisations to work together to create better mobility solutions for young...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on AI literacy with young people

28 January 2022

Supporting youth leaders and multipliers to address the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on young people’s lives and access to human rights 28 March – 1 April 2022 , European Youth Centre Budapest The training course will build on previous work done by the Council of Europe in the area of...

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Bureaux of the Youth sector statutory committees meet online

20-21 January 2022 Online

The Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) held their first meetings of the year online on 20 and 21 January 2022. In their joint meeting, the newly recruited campaign co-ordinator for the 2022 youth campaign “Democracy Here....

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Deadline extended: 24 January 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Become Youth Delegate of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 2022

Are you aged 18-30, active in youth work at local or regional level, interested in participating in policy making and having good writing and public speaking skills? If your answer is yes, apply by 24 January 2022 to become Youth Delegate of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the...

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Deadline: 9 February 2022

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: FORUM ON CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION – Turin

13 January 2022

Forum on the present and future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe Turin, Italy, 11-13 April 2022 The Forum on Human Rights and Citizenship Education will bring together up to 300 participants (offline and online) who are involved in HRE/EDC with young people and children in...

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Annual Report 2021 published

12 January 2022

The annual report 2021 of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card is now available Read the annual report

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Grant Agreement 2022 with EYCA has just been signed

12 January 2022

The Grant Agreement for 2022 between the Council of Europe and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) has just been signed. It is aimed at the implementation of the current year's work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. In line with the priorities...

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Tender for catering services for the European Youth Centre Budapest

22 December 2021

We would like to invite you to our call for Tenders: «Catering services for the European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe» : Vision (vortal.biz) In order to participate, please register on our paperless purchases’ e-procurement platform by clicking on “access opportunity” then...

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Online Youth Peace Conference

17 December 2021

On 13 December 2021 a Youth Peace Conference was organised online to bring together organisers and participants of the Youth Peace Week 2021 and of Local Peace Camps; to share lessons learnt and to get inspired to continue the work. About 30 participants took part in the event. In smaller...

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The Fair: A game to explore human rights

10 December 2021

On Human Rights Day we are pleased to share with you an interactive game to learn and explore universal human rights. The Fair is based on activities from Compass, the manual on human rights education with young people. Try it, share it, and provide us your feedback. Happy Human Rights Day!

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Youth Delegation at the Internet Governance Forum in Katowice, Poland!

9 December 2021

In 2021 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brought together around 8000 participants representing diverse stakeholder groups to exchange information and share good policies and practices relating to the Internet and technologies. One part of the Youth Department’s delegation is present in Katowice...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Marienthal Youth Centre, Luxembourg

7 December 2021

An end-of-term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres took place in Marienthal Youth Centre, Luxembourg on 1-2 December 2021. The aim of the visit was to evaluate the youth centre’s implementation of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which Marienthal youth...

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YOUTH POLICY: FROM STANDARDS TO PRACTICE

2 December 2021

The seminar "Youth policy: from standards to practice" about the Council of Europe standards on youth policy and youth work and their application in national policies and programmes has been organised in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation from 29 November to 2 December 2021. Forty-five...

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Human Rights in Everyday Life: Compasito training course in Brussels

26 November 2021

Foyer des Jeunes des Marolles in Brussels, Belgium, organised and hosted the first training course on human rights education based on Compasito, the manual for human rights education with children. The course was held from 22 to 26 November and brought together participants from a variety of...

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DEMOCRACY HERE. DEMOCRACY NOW.

26 November 2021

The youth campaign for revitalising democracy is taking shape! Some 40 youth leaders and representatives of youth structures and youth organisations met at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 23 to 25 November for the inception seminar of the new campaign. The participants reviewed the...

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12th European Platform for Youth Centres in the Quality Label network

25 November 2021

The annual European Platform for Youth Centres awarded with the Council of Europe Quality Label was organised this year in a hybrid format at the European Youth Centre Budapest, with participants present in person from 11 youth centres and with participants from another 7 youth centres connected...

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Enhancing the Role of Youth Centres in Azerbaijan

22 November 2021

Representatives of 22 Youth Houses and 52 Youth Development and Career Centres in Azerbaijan took an active participation in a seminar dedicated to developing participatory, needs-based and youth-centred approaches for these facilities. The online seminar took place on 18 and 19 November and is...

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Deadline: 19 December 2021 (at 23:00 CET)

CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2022 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

19 November 2021

The call for COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s) to be held in 2022 is open and invites to all interested candidate organizations to apply. The COMPASS Training Courses in Human Rights Education are strategic national or regional activities for the...

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DEADLINE: 26 November 2021 / CPOK: 26 ноября 2021

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: International Youth Seminar “REMEMBRANCE AND LEARNING FROM WORLD WAR II”

16 November 2021

A Seminar to explore the past together in order to create a peaceful future Saint-Petersburg, the Russian Federation 14-18 December 2021 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR Aim: to discuss the meaning and relevance of remembrance activities, starting with but also going beyond issues related to...

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The Advisory Council on Youth at the World Forum for Democracy

8 to 10 November 2021

The 9th World Forum for Democracy this week asked the burning question on everyone’s lips: On a planet in crisis, does democracy have what it takes to save the environment? The Advisory Council on Youth, which this year put the climate crisis on the agenda of the youth sector’s co-managed...

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Training seminar “Together Have Your Say!” in Kyiv

8 November 2021

Training seminar “Together Have Your Say!” a so-called “50-50” model was held in Kyiv from 25 to 29 October 2021. The welcoming session of the training seminar was attended by Steen Nørlov, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine and by the Maryna Popatenko, the Deputy Minister of Youth...

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European Youth Card as a tool to build resilient communities

Youth Conference ReStart ReNew ReIntegrate

29 October 2021 Budapest/hybrid

On 29 October 2021, a seminar of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card took place in Budapest in the framework of the Youth Conference ''ReStart ReNew ReIntegrate-Opportunities for young people after coronavirus'' held under the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Council of...

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Deadline to apply 9 November 2021!

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Inception Seminar - Campaign "Youth for Democracy for Youth"

27 October 2021

A Youth Campaign for Revitalising Democracy The Joint Council on Youth decided in October 2021 the modalities of a youth campaign for revitalising democracy. The campaign will run between March and October 2022 with a flagship event in Strasbourg in June. The campaign will address three major...

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2022: a youth campaign for revitalising democracy!

October 2021

At its meeting on 12 and 13 October 2021, the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) approved a proposal to launch, in 2022, a youth campaign for revitalising democracy. Youth for democracy, democracy for youth (working title) will be the rallying cry for this new youth campaign which is being organised at...

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Extended call for study sessions on Roma Youth Participation

25 October 2021

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe has extended the call for activities to be held in cooperation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest on the topic of Roma youth participation. Therefore, it invites non-governmental youth organisations, networks and other...

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The Advisory Council on Youth addresses Europe’s presidents of parliaments

21 October 2021 Athens

“A new protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to a healthy environment is in your hands”. This was the message Spyros Papadatos, Bureau member of the Advisory Council on Youth, gave to the Presidents of the Parliaments of the 47 Council of Europe member states on 21...

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Launch event for the 3rd edition of Compasito

20 October 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

The launch event for the 3rd edition of "Compasito - Manual for Human Rights Education with Children" was organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers on 20 October 2021 at the European Youth Centre Budapest....

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COMPASITO training course

21 December 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

Enabling children and young people to learn and to exercise their right to human rights education Thirty youth workers and educators attend this training courses, co-organised by the Children’s Rights Division and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The course is based on Compasito,...

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The role of the European Youth Card in supporting a resilient generation

Mental health in digital environments

18 October 2021 online

On 18 October 2021, an online seminar “Mental health in digital environments - The role of European Youth Card in supporting a resilient generation” took place on-line, organised by the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility, EYCA and the Slovenian Youth Agency (SLOAM). As one of the strongest side...

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