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Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) 50th meeting in Budapest

9-10 April 2024 Budapest

The 50th meeting of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), which brings together representatives from the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), takes place in the European Youth Centre Budapest on 9-10 April 2024. A broad range of issues concerning young...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) on International Roma Day

8 April 2024

On 8 April, the Council of Europe's Advisory Council on Youth is celebrating International Roma Day. This year marks a significant milestone, the 53rd anniversary of the First World Romani Congress held near London in 1971, a testament to the spirit of Roma empowerment. International Roma Day is...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 APRIL 2024

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Activities in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in 2025

29 February 2024

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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Young Roma celebrating International Roma Day 2024 in Strasbourg

5 April 2024 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

From April 5th to 8th, the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg is hosting 40 young people for the Roma Youth Together – a seminar on Roma youth empowerment and pride for the celebration of the International Roma Day, co-organised by the Council of Europe’s Youth Department and Roma and Travellers...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth regarding the permanent closure of the British Youth Council

With deep regret, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) received the announcement of the British Youth Council’s (BYC) intention to close after more than 75 years of empowerment and representation of young people in the United Kingdom and contributing to the European youth sector through...

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DEADLINE to apply: 15 April 2024, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course "LIVING COMPASS 2024"

22 March 2024

  The Human Rights Education Youth Programme plays a central role in the 2030 Strategy of the youth sector through its key features:. Provision of educational resources for human rights education for youth work and non-formal learning, notably through Compass and Compasito; Advocacy for the...

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Youth ecosystems essentials: the role of European Youth Card in advancing ecosystems for youth empowerment

Call for expression of interest: Partial Agreement seminar in Montenegro

DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2024 Podgorica, Montenegro

The Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) organise the seminar ‘Youth ecosystems essentials: the role of European Youth Card in advancing ecosystems for youth empowerment’ in Podgorica, Montenegro on 29-31 May 2024. There is a...

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Call for tenders for web accessibility services at the Council of Europe Youth Department

21/03/2024

The Council of Europe’s Youth Department is looking for a provider for the accessibility assessment of its website and online platforms. The aim of this consultancy is to conduct an accessibility study of a selected number of webpages and online educational platforms of the Youth Department. The...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth

Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth on the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029

The Advisory Council on Youth warmly welcomes the adoption of the new Gender Equality Strategy for 2024-2029 by the Committee of Ministers. Approved two days preceding International Women’s Day, this is the Council of Europe’s third and latest Gender Equality Strategy and a crucial milestone in...

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Echoes of Remembrance: Empowering International Roma Youth Leaders in Commemorating the Roma Genocide

8 March 2024 European Youth Centre Budapest

The study session “Echoes of Remembrance: Empowering International Roma Youth Leaders in Commemorating the Roma Genocide," co-organised by the Council of Europe Youth Department and the ternYpe International Roma Youth Network, comes to an end at the European Youth Centre Budapest. The session,...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth on International Women’s Day

8/03/2024

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Inspire Inclusion” to celebrate the diversity and empowerment of women and girls in all areas of life. While this day recognizes women’s unique achievements and contributions to the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres of...

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Deadline for applications: 24 March 2024, 23:59 CET

YOUTH PEACE CAMP 2024 – Call for participants

The Youth Peace Camp is the flagship activity of the Council of Europe youth sector on promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies. The Youth Peace Camp project was born in 2003 in the framework the programme of the Council of Europe’s confidence-building measures and has been providing a...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Training course "Young activists for democracy"

29 February 2024

Between 15-20 April 2024, the Youth Department organises the second edition of the training course Young activists for democracy to take place in the European Youth Centre Budapest The course builds on the achievements of the training course held in 2023 and aims to further strengthen the...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: photos and quotes from youth projects on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe

29 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Do you want to make young people’s voices and experiences known Europe wide and within the Council of Europe? Are you interested to showcase your work as part of the EYF-supported projects to celebrate the many achievements of the Council of Europe on its 75th anniversary? Are you curious to...

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Partnering for the 2024 Compass national activities

28 February 2024

A preparatory seminar with partners organising the Compass national training courses in 2024 brought together more than 20 representatives of 14 organisations from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Türkiye,...

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Call for tenders – study on the accessibility and inclusiveness of the European Youth Centres

8 February 2024

The Council of Europe’s Youth Department is looking for provider(s) to carry out a study and prepare a report about the accessibility and inclusiveness of the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest for young people with disabilities. The European Youth Centres are international...

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Protecting Health as a Human Right in the Modern World 2024 – Study session at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg

20 February 2024 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

In the period from 16 to 20 February, the European Youth Centre Strasbourg hosted the Protecting Health as a Human Right in the Modern World, a study session organised by the International Youth Health Organization (IYHO) and International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), in...

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Think Rural Youth ! The preparatory work of a recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to put rural youth on the agenda of member states continues

16 February 2024 Strasbourg

On 14-15 February, the group responsible for preparing a Committee of Ministers recommendation on Rural Youth met in an enlarged format in Strasbourg. This group includes members from the youth statutory bodies - namely the European Steering Committee for Youth and the Advisory Council on Youth –...

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Active and Inclusive Citizenship Lab 2024 – Study session at the European Youth Centre Budapest

14 February 2024 European Youth Centre Budapest

From February 4 to 11, the European Youth Centre Budapest hosted the Active and Inclusive Citizenship Lab, a study session organised by the European Youth Parliament (EYP) and Understanding Europe in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. Throughout the week,...

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Shaping democracy and human rights together with young people

Call for participants: CONFIDENCE IN TOMORROW - Youth event on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe

13 February 2024

The youth event Confidence in tomorrow is organised in the framework of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Council of Europe under the Presidency of Liechtenstein. The event seeks to further renew and strengthen the close relationship between the mission of the Council of Europe...

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Preparing a new and confident Advisory Council on Youth

12 February 2024 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The members of the new Advisory Council on Youth for 2024-2025 met at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg from 7 to 9 February for their induction course. The activity was organised to prepare the members of the Advisory Council on Youth, the non-governmental partner in the Council of Europe...

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5-6 February 2024

Joint meetings of the CDEJ and CCJ Bureaux

5-6 February 2024 Strasbourg, European Youth Centre

The representatives of the Bureaux of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) and the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) met at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg on 5 and 6 February 2024. This meeting followed the joint meeting of the Presidents of the Intergovernmental Committees and...

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ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: ROMA YOUTH TOGETHER 2024

6 February 2024

The seminar Roma Youth Together 2024 will bring together young people who are youth leaders or youth workers in Roma and Travellers communities and organisations. As in previous years, the activity will be co-organised with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC), the...

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Call for expressions of interest for a study on the accessibility and inclusiveness of the Council of Europe youth activities

6 February 2024

The Youth Department is looking for consultant(s) to conduct a comprehensive study and prepare a report on the accessibility and inclusiveness of activities for young people with disabilities held at the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest. The study's primary focus is on examining...

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Essentials of Non-formal Education - Training course at the EYC Budapest

31 January 2024 European Youth Centre Budapest

In order to support youth organisations in implementing their intercultural activities in cooperation with the Council of Europe, the Youth Department organised a Training Course on Essentials of Non-formal Education from 29 January to 3 February 2024. The training course, organised in the...

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Empowering Roma youth: Mapping the path to inclusive participation

30 January 2024 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

On 24-25 January, a consultative meeting Realising the potential of Roma Youth participation held at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg brought together representatives of Roma youth organizations and network, national youth councils, and experts with an aim to create a "roadmap" for...

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Exchange between the Youth Department and a representative of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, South Korea

29/01/2023 Strasbourg

On 29 January 2024 Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Youth Department, and Clementina Barbaro, Head of the Youth Policy Division, met in Strasbourg with Mr Hyunsoo Choi, research fellow in the Social Security Policy Department of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, a national...

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Visit of the President of Montenegro in the EYCS – supporting participation and empowerment of young people

24 January 2024 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

On the occasion of his visit to Strasbourg to address the Parliamentary Assembly, H.E. Mr Jakov MILATOVIĆ, President of Montenegro, visited the European Youth Centre Strasbourg (EYCS) where he was welcomed by Marie Farigoules, Executive Director of the EYCS and Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the...

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Towards better youth work in times of crisis through emergent design

The European Youth Centre Strasbourg hosted the study session " Rise: Design for emergent futures ", organised by the Youth Department in cooperation with the Don Bosco Youth Network (DBYN), bringing together 22 participants. The study session took place from 27 November to 1 December 2023 and...

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Ambassador of Finland visits the EYC in Strasbourg

11 January 2024

The Ambassador of Finland, Sini PAUKKUNEN-MYKKÄNEN visited the European Youth Centre with Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Youth Department and Marie Farigoules, Executive director of the EYCS. The visit was the occasion to exchange on areas of future co-operation to strengthen the youth...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to CEULAJ Centre in Mollina, Spain

21 December 2023

On 18-19 December, the end of term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centre was organised at CEULAJ (Centro Eurolatinamericano de Juventud) in Mollina, Spain. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which CEULAJ...

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CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: COMPASS TRAINING COURSES 2024

06/12/2023 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe invites organisations implementing human rights education with young people to apply with projects to organise the Compass National and Regional Training Courses in 2024. The Compass training courses are strategic national and regional activities for localising human...

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Revitalising Expertise and Commitments: Consultative Meeting of the Trainers Pool

12 December 2023

From 11 to 13 December, the 11th consultative meeting of the Trainers Pool with the educational team of the Youth Department will take place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to review developments within the youth sector of the Council of Europe and support quality and relevance of the...

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Bernd Vöhringer, President of the Chamber of Local Authorities leads a delegation of the city of Sindelfingen, Germany

President of the Chamber of Local Authorities visit at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Tuesday 12 December 2023 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Youth department, hosted a delegation of the city of Sindelfingen (Germany), in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg on 12 December 2023. The delegation was led by the Mayor Bernd Vöhringer, elected President of the Chamber of Local Authorities on 23 March 2021...

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Youth dialogue 2023 – Young people take a stance for participation at local and regional level

6 December 2023

Youth Regional Centre of Ajara region (Georgia) in partnership with the Youth Agency of Georgia organised in the framework of the project Youth revitalising democracy an international forum on enhancing youth participation at local and regional level. The activity took place in Batumi, Georgia...

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Visit of Mr Thibaut de Saint Pol, Directeur of Youth, Non Formal education and Voluntary organisations and Ambassador Pap Ndiaye, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre

6 December 2023 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Mr Thibaut de Saint Pol, Directeur of Youth, Non Formal education and Voluntary organisations and Ambassador Pap Ndiaye, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe visited the European Youth Centre with by Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Youth department and Marie Farigoules,...

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Let’s get political! Young people stand for a politics of democracy and human rights

6 December 2023

In the framework of the project Youth revitalising democracy, the Council of Europe Youth Department organised the seminar on engament of young people in political life, entitled Let’s get political. The seminar brought together eighty participants, young representatives of political parties and...

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Call for Tenders - Development of the new online system for the management of the grants of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe

7 December 2023 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has opened a call for tenders for the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of the new online system for the management of the grants of the European Youth Foundation. The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe...

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Promotional seminar of the Partial agreement on Youth mobility through the Youth Card

Youth as promoters of sustainability: the European Youth Card as a tool to reinforce sustainable mobility

29 November to 1 December 2023 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain

The seminar ‘Youth as promoters of sustainability: the European Youth Card as a tool to reinforce sustainable mobility’ takes place in Vitoria-Gasteiz (European Green Capital in 2012), Basque Country on 30 November - 1st December under the auspices of Council of Europe, the European Youth Card...

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Call for applications for young people - “Rejuvenating politics” initiative

29 November 2023

As part of its "Rejuvenating Politics" initiative, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is calling for applications from young people from Council of Europe member States, aged between 18 and 30. One young person from each of the 46 member States of the Council...

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Consultative meeting on youth participation in Digital Governance: Where to engage?

29-30 November 2023 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

On 29 and 30 November, a consultative meeting is bringing together youth workers and experts in the field of youth participation in Digital Governance to explore current and emerging opportunities for young people to participate in digital and internet governance processes. The event will support...

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Human Rights Education for Children: Compass Training Course in Brussels

29 November 2023

Educators, volunteers from associations, and youth organisations, as well as youth workers and practitioners involved in human rights education, gather in Brussels to explore human rights education for and with children using the Compass and Compasito manuals. The training course is organised by...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

25/11/2023

On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the members of Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) of the Council of Europe call on the member States to join forces to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. Link to the CCJ statement English only   The...

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European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, 20-27 November 2023

Strengthening democratic youth work and non-formal education in Azerbaijan

22 November 2023

The evaluation and consolidation seminar of the long-term training course Training Trainers for Youth in Azerbaijan (TRAYAZE), is being held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 20 to 27 November 2023. Thirty-two youth workers, trainers and staff of youth centres have initiated this...

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CALL FOR TENDERS - Design and lay-out of educational resources and publications

15 November 2023

Within the Youth programme and cooperation projects the Council of Europe Youth Department publishes a variety of manuals on democracy and human rights education to be used in non-formal education and training activities, as well as other occasional publications such as reports of activities....

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Vacancy notice - Programme Assistant - European Youth Centre Budapest

14 November 2023

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 Programme Assistant (temporary employment, full-time). The deadline for applications is 28 November...

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"Take Initiative" - study session at the EYC Budapest

13 November 2023

The European Youth Centre Budapest hosted the study session "Take Initiative", organised by the Youth Department in cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network, bringing together 35 participants. The study session took place from 6 to 11 November 2023 and aimed to empower participants to...

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Watch summary video of day 3, 8 November 2023!

Youth Delegation at the World Forum for Democracy 2023

13 November 2023 Strasbourg, France

Watch summary video of day 3 - 8 November 2023!

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European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, 12-18 November 2023

Boosting democratic participation of young refugees

"Human Rights Education as a Catalyst for Boosting Democratic Youth Participation of Young Refugees in Europe" is the title of the study session organised by Voice of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE), in cooperation with the Council of Europe Youth Department. This activity aims to empower young...

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Compass Followers: Training course in Granada

10 November 2023

The Compass training course was organised by AIFED (ASOCIACIÓN DE INNOVACIÓN FORMACIÓN Y EMPLEO PARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE) in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. This activity, as part of the Human Education Youth Programme, took place from 6 to 10 November 2023 in...

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Junularaj Perspektivoj: Rediscussing intercultural dialogue and non-violent communication among young people

8 November 2023

This week, the Youth Department, in co-operation with the World Esperanto Youth Organisation - TEJO, is hosting a study session titled “Junularaj Perspektivoj: Rediscussing intercultural dialogue and non-violent communication among young people”. This study session is taking place at the...

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Better Human Rights Education with Young People in Serbia (II)

7 November 2023

The second COMPASS Training course for Trainers in Human Rights Education with Young People takes place from 6 to 10 November 2023 in Brzeće, Serbia. Over the five-day period, 24 youth leaders, multipliers and youth workers will be developing competencies to act as trainers or multipliers for...

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Youth for Democracy and Participation

6 November 2023

The study session organised by the World Armenian Youth Network (WostAYN) in cooperation with the Council of Europe under the title RIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY WITH THE COMMUNITY! will bring together some 35 youth leaders from a wide range of European countries. It aims at raising the level of...

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The Youth Delegation well prepared and on the starting blocks of the 11th World Forum for Democracy

6 November 2023

The Youth Delegation is on the starting-blocks to actively take part in the 11th World Forum for Democracy starting today. Together with members of the Advisory Council on Youth, they will bring a global Youth perspective from all continents to the question “Democracy = Peace ?”.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10 DECEMBER 2023, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on Essentials of Non-Formal Education 2024

3 November 2023

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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Study visit of the Ukrainian delegation to the Council of Europe Quality Labelled KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney, Ireland

2 November 2023

From 15 to 20 October 2023, representatives of eight youth centres in Ukraine took part in a study visit to the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) youth centre in Killarney (Ireland), which has the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres. The delegation included representatives of...

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“Arts, Rights and Papers” exhibition

31 October 2023

On October 26, the study session Arts, Rights & Papers—arranged by Human Rights Education Youth Network (HREYN) in cooperation with Amsterdam City Rights—presented the art exhibition ”Painting the Sky”. Overlooking the skyline of Budapest at the European Youth Centre, participants of the session...

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The Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe visits the Lisbon youth centre

27 October 2023

Taking advantage of the visit to Lisbon, on the 16-17 October, to participate in the Lisbon Forum of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Bjørn Berge, the Head of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Tobias...

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YOUTH PARTICIPATION 2.0: Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) calls for young people's participation in decision-making processes

25 October 2023 Strasbourg

The Joint Council on Youth, the Council of Europe’s decision-making body of young people and member states, adopted Guidelines on young people’s participation on Wednesday, 25 October 2023. These guidelines to the 46 Council of Europe member states show concrete ways to strengthen meaningful...

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"Green Perspectives on European Security" study session at the EYC Budapest

25 October 2023

This week, the Council of Europe Youth Department, in collaboration with the Cooperation and Development Network (CDN), the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG), and the Green European Federation (GEF), is hosting a study session titled 'Green Perspectives on European Security” at the...

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Better Human Rights Education with Young People in Serbia

25 October 2023

The first COMPASS Training course for Trainers in Human Rights Education with Young People took place from 16 to 20 October in Sokobanja, Serbia. Over the five-day period, 25 youth leaders, multipliers and youth workers were developing competencies to act as trainers or multipliers for human...

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A study visit to Quality Label Youth Centre “Marttinen” in Finland

25 October 2023

From 9 to 13 October 2023 ten representatives of youth centres of Donetsk, Volyn and Zhytomyr region, took part in a study visit to Marttinen Youth Centre who holds the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres since 2018. This study visit was held in the framework of the Council of...

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Focus on youth rights and follow-up to the 4th Council of Europe Summit

Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) 49th meeting in Strasbourg

20 October 2023 Strasbourg

The 49th meeting of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), which brought together representatives from the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), will take place in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg on 24-25 October 2023. A broad range of issues...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Consultative meeting "Youth Participation in Digital Governance: where to engage?"

19 October 2023

The consultative meeting "Youth Participation in Digital Governance: where to engage?" will explore current and emerging opportunities of youth participation in Digital and Internet Governance processes. It will support the Youth Department in engaging meaningfully with the relevant questions...

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Give peace a chance

18 October 2023

Study session organised in cooperation with YMCA Europe The purpose of this study session is to develop the competences of some thirty-five youth leaders and enhance the local capacities for peace in Europe by empowering them to act as advocates and multipliers of peace and reconciliation. This...

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EYCB hosts the study session 'Ending Youth Homelessness by Addressing Trauma'

18 October 2023

This week, the Council of Europe Youth Department, in cooperation with FEANTSA Youth, is organising a study session titled 'Ending Youth Homelessness by Addressing Trauma.' The activity is taking place at the European Youth Centre Budapest from October 16 to 20. It brings together 34...

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The gender impact of the climate crisis

18 October 2023

Study session in cooperation with the International Union of Socialist Youth   This study session looks at the impacts of climate change through the gender lens of intersectionality. The young people participating will discuss and examine the effects of climate change through the lens of...

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CALL FOR TENDERS - Visibility items for the Council of Europe Youth Department

17 October 2023

The Council of Europe action in the youth sector is guided by a comprehensive strategy (Youth Sector strategy 2030 – CM/Res(2020)2) and is based on complementarities between different instruments: governance and development of policy standards through the co-management structure; capacity...

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Valuing human rights education: Compass training course in Slovenia

17 October 2023

The Institute for Entrepreneurship, Tourism, and Youth Brežice – YC Brežice, in partnership with the Council of Europe Youth Department, organised a training course the Value of Human Rights Education as part of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme. The training course supports the...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 OCTOBER 2023

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Activities in co-operation with the European Youth Centre in 2024 (2nd semester)

28 August 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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7th Training Course for Youth Centres in the Council of Europe Quality Label Network

The annual training course for youth centres in the network of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres took place between 2-6 October 2023 at the European Youth Centre in Budapest. The course was attended by educational staff and youth workers from 15 labelled and candidate youth...

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COMPASS: Empowering youth for sustainable and inclusive communities in Italy

12 October 2023

More than 25 youth workers, youth leaders, human rights activists, teachers, and other practitioners in the fields of youth and non-formal education are taking part in the Compass national training course Empowering young leaders for more sustainable and inclusive communities in Italy. The...

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Consultative Meeting “Revisiting and Updating the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio”

12 October 2023

On 10-11 October 20 participants representing wide range of stakeholders in the field of youth work joined a consultative meeting on “Revisiting and Updating the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio” at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe Youth Department organised...

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Youth Democracy Academy study session is launched

11 October 2023 European Youth Centre Budapest

On October 9, 2023, the ‘‘Youth Democracy Academy’’ study session organised with DYPALL network kicked off at European Youth Centre Budapest. The study session aims to equip 30 youth workers and facilitators from 20 countries with knowledge and skills to implement the "Educate for Democracy"...

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Think Rural Youth ! Working on a recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to put rural youth on the agenda of member states

11 October 2023 Strasbourg

On 9 and 10 October, the group responsible for preparing a Committee of Ministers recommendation on Rural Youth met in an enlarged format in Strasbourg. In addition to members from the youth statutory bodies - namely the European Steering Committee for Youth and the Advisory Council on Youth - ...

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ЗАПРОШЕННЯ ДО УЧАСТІ: СЕМІНАР ЩОДО МЕНТАЛЬНОГО БЛАГОПОЛУЧЧЯ МОЛОДИХ ЛЮДЕЙ, ЯКІ ПОСТРАЖДАЛИ ВІД ВІЙНИ

Call for participants: Seminar on mental well-being of young people affected by war

4 October 2023

Are you interested in supporting young people facing mental health challenges due to armed aggression or a military conflict? Do you work with young people from Ukraine in Council of Europe member state? You are invited to apply to the seminar on the role of youth work in supporting mental...

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Training seminar on social cohesion for young activists in Ukraine

5 October 2023

From 25 to 29 September 2023 twenty-three young activists (representatives of youth councils, youth organisation, youth centres) took part in 5-day training seminar on social cohesion and inclusion, civic participation and democratic citizenship, non-discrimination and equality in Lviv, Ukraine....

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Training seminar on non-formal education for newly established youth centres in Lviv region, Ukraine

5 October 2023

From 26 to 28 September 2023 teams of 16 newly established youth centres in the Lviv region, Ukraine took part in the training programme “Youth Work and Non-Formal Education. Development, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes. Formation and Development of Trainer Competencies”....

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Visit of the Parliamentary Secretary of Reforms and Equality of Malta to the European Youth Centre Strasbourg

4 OCTOBER 2023 EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRE STRASBOURG

In the framework of the preparations of the Maltese Presidency to the Council of Europe, which will take place in May – November 2025, the Parliamentary Secretary of Reforms and Equality, Hon. Rebecca Buttigieg, accompanied by the Ambassador Francesca Camilleri Vettiger, paid a visit to the...

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Let’s get political! Call for participants for a seminar on engagement of young people in political life

3 October 2023

How do we support and empower young people to engage in political life of our communities? What barriers and challenges are hindering youth political participation? How do young people express their political grievances today? If you are interested in all these questions and more, if you work on...

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Discover the nominees for the next mandate of the Advisory Council on Youth

2 October 2023 Strasbourg

The Committee of the Ministers, the Council of Europe’s decision-making body, has agreed on the composition of the next Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) for the period of 2024-25. Ten representatives proposed by the Council of Europe Secretary General following an open call for candidates, along...

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Empowering minority youth for peaceful and inclusive societies and sustainable development

2 October 2023 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The European Free Alliance Youth (EFAY) and the Unrepresented People’s Organisations (UNPO) host a study session to promote more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable societies in Europe and abroad through increased political and civic participation of European minorities. The session brings...

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A training course to support action for democratic youth participation in Belarus

Living Democracy through Youth Participation

2 October 2023

The Youth Department is initiating a project - Democratic Participation with Belarusian Youth Civil Society - to support democratic Belarusian youth civil society and activists for democracy, in particular to develop their abilities to organise, advocate, mobilise and network with counterparts...

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The 2023 edition of Compass TOTHRE is at the European Youth Centre Budapest!

28 September 2023

The residential seminar of the Compass Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education (TOTHRE) brings together 40 human rights educators and human rights activists from around the world. They have gathered to learn collaboratively about, through and for human rights based on the Compass manual....

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Bulgarian Youth Centres visit the EYC in Strasbourg

27 September 2023

On 25-26 September, a study visit took place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg with the participation of government representatives, local authorities, managers and youth workers from youth centres in Pernik, Burgas, Montana and Vratsa (Bulgaria). The visit was organised with the aim...

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Youth Ambassadors of the Decade Against Antigypsyism

22 September 2023 European Youth Centre Budapest

From 11 to 16 September, the European Youth Centre in Budapest hosted the study session ‘Youth Ambassadors of the Decade Against Antigypsyism’. Organised in cooperation with ERGO Network and the International Roma Youth Network (ternYpe), the study session looked at strategies to combat...

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It’s 15 September: Youth can revitalise democracy!

15 September 2023

The International Day of Democracy, celebrated worldwide on 15 September, is a good opportunity to recall the challenges faced by democracies and the important role that young people can and must play in revitalising democratic processes. The Youth Department supports young activists and civil...

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HUMAN RIGHTS - OUR RIGHTS, Compass in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 September 2023

"Human Rights - Our Rights" is a Compass national training course on human rights education within the Human Rights Education Youth Programme. Organised by the Citizens' Association "Oštra Nula" in cooperation with the Council of Europe Youth Department, this activity is taking place from 14 to...

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Empowering Youth for Climate and Health Justice: Study Session in Budapest

14 September 2023 European Youth Centre Budapest

The European Youth Centre in Budapest is currently hosting the study session titled "Mobilising Youth Towards Climate and Health Injustice" from 11 to 16 September 2023. The study session, organised by the Youth Department in cooperation with the International Youth Health Organisation, aims to...

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Call for participants: Consultative Meeting - Revisiting and Updating the Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio

6 September 2023

The Council of Europe Youth Work Portfolio is an online tool that helps individuals, teams and organisations doing youth work around Europe to understand their competence and to develop it more effectively. This tool is also be used by trainers, youth work managers and policy makers and...

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Co-operation with Ukraine in the youth policy field: priorities for 2023-2024

A meeting of the Management Committee for the implementation of the Framework Programme for cooperation in the field of youth policy between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Council of Europe was held on 29 August 2023 at the European Youth Centre Budapest. The Ukrainian partners were...

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Ukraine: consolidating human rights education in youth work with Compass

29 August 2023 European Youth Centre Budapest

The Council of Europe and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine are holding the final stage of the Compass long-term training course for youth trainers in human rights education with young people in Ukraine (LTTC) at the European Youth Centre Budapest. The gathering brings together...

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The 2023 Edition of the European University on youth policies took place in Riga, Latvia

28-30 June 2023 Riga, Latvia

The European University on youth policies (known also as the «Summer University») took place in Riga, Latvia, on 28-30 June 2023 in the framework of the current Latvian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The University is part of the Council of Europe’s package of...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Timisoara Youth House (FITT), Romania

11 August 2023

On 4 August 2023, the Quality Label’s team of experts visited the Timisoara Youth House (FITT) in Romania to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label for Youth Centres which the centre has been holding since 2016. The inspiring visit provided an opportunity for...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Ekocentar Radulovacki, Serbia

11 August 2023

On 2 - 3 August 2023, the Quality Label’s team of experts visited the Ekocentar Radulovacki youth centre in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label for Youth Centres which the centre has been holding since 2015. During the evaluation,...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Brežice Youth Centre, Slovenia

11 August 2023

On 31 July - 1 August 2023, the end of term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centre was organised at the Youth Centre in Brežice, Slovenia with the objective to evaluate the fulfilment of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which the Youth Centre Brežice has been...

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International Youth Day - Green Skills

12 August 2023

On International Youth Day, which this year is dedicated to green skills for youth, we celebrate all the young people who are actively involved with environmental and climate issues. Read the CCJ statement English only The opinions expressed in this statement are those of the Advisory...

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