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Reviewing the Results of the Roma Youth Action Plan (2016-2019) in relation to Roma youth participation and combating antigypsyism

Seminar “Roma Youth Participation: What Now?”

24-26 September 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The European Youth Centre will be hosting a seminar “Roma Youth Participation: What Now?” with Roma youth activists and experts to review needs and priorities of young Roma people across Europe. Participants will analyse and share good practices in social and political participation of young...

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Exploratory visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to de Hoge Rielen Youth Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

18 September 2019 Kasterlee, Belgium

17 - 19 September 2019, De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre is being visited by the Quality Label Expert Group of the Council of Europe to assess its eligibility for the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres. The centre applied for the Quality Label of the Council of Europe in 2017 as the...

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Information session on the Council of Europe youth sector

16 September 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Approximately 30 members of the Permanent Representations to the Council of Europe attended a lively one-and-a-half hour information session on the youth sector on 16 September 2019, organised by the chairs and vice-chairs of the statutory committees and staff of the Youth Department in the...

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International Day of Democracy – Advisory Council statement

15 September 2019

On the International Day of Democracy, the Advisory Council on Youth calls for more efforts to restore and increase confidence in democracy in Europe. Read the Advisory Council on Youth’s statement (English only)

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The future of youth work, the youth work of the future

12 September 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

The European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB) and the National Youth Council of Hungary have organised a joint conference focusing on youth work. The one day event took place on 6 September 2019 and welcomed a diverse array of stakeholders from the Hungarian youth sector to explore the current state...

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Deadline for applications: 1 October 2019

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 2nd semester 2020

2 September 2019

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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wannseeFORUM Foundation receives Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres award

2 September 2019

On 31 August 2019, the wannseeFORUM Foundation in Berlin, Germany received the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2019-2021 and thus became the 14th youth centre to be honoured. The award ceremony was held in the presence of Sigrid Klebba, State Secretary of the...

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International Youth Day is 20! Celebrating young people and youth organisations!

12 August 2019

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999 by endorsing the recommendation made to this effect by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998). It serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and...

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Deadline to apply: 26 August 2019

Call for participants - Seminar "Roma Youth Participation: What now?"

24-26 September 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

Reviewing the Results of the Roma Youth Action Plan (2016-­‐2019) in relation to Roma youth participation and combating antigypsyism The seminar "Roma Youth Participation: What Now?" will be devoted to review achievements and identify future priorities for the youth sector regarding Roma youth...

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Quality Label on-site visit to Brežice Youth Centre, Slovenia

29 July 2019 Brežice, Slovenia

Established in 1997, the public institution Brežice Youth Centre (Mladinski Center Brežice) was one of the first youth centres which successfully associated itself with the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres. The Centre was awarded the Quality Label in 2013 and the Label was...

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Youth policy advisory mission to Armenia

16-18 July 2019 Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia

From 16 to 18 July 2019, a Council of Europe delegation composed of representatives of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ), the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), a youth policy expert/rapporteur and the head of the Council of Europe Youth Policy...

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Deadline for applications: 26 August 2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 7th Euro-Arab Youth Forum - Youth Driving Dialogue for Peace and Security

5-8 November 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

The Euro-Arab Youth Forum aims to foster mutual cooperation and dialogue among European and Arab Youth leaders and representatives of youth associations on topics of shared concern within a framework of commitment to a culture of universal human rights and intercultural dialogue. Aim and...

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Call for participants - 2019 Youth Internet Governance Forum

24-25 November 2019 Berlin, Germany

The call for applications for the Youth IGF (Internet Governance Forum) Summit has now started. The event has a dedicated webpage: www.yigf.de, where you can find more information and the application form at https://yigf.de/events/youth-internet-governance-forum/ The 2019 Internet Governance...

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Deadline 18 August 2019

Call for applications - Exploring different models of democratic participation: fostering youth participation through the European Youth Card

17-19 October 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The seminar “Exploring different models of democratic participation: fostering youth participation through the European Youth Card” is organised to support the recognition of various forms of participation in community and democratic societies and to explore the different ways in which the...

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Enter! Youth Week

7 - 12 July 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Enter! Youth Week associates young people and youth workers to review the process of the implementation of the recommendation by the member states and other partners. Organised at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, in the framework of the Presidency of France of...

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Council of Europe Secretary General announces the contingency plan will not be implemented

3 July 2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe announced to the Committee of Ministers the withdrawal of the contingency plan that had been drawn up to compensate for possible failure of the Russian Federation to pay its outstanding contributions to the Organisation’s budget. The payment...

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Launching the Italian version of COMPASS during the implementation of the COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education

National Training Course on Human Rights Education in Italy

24 - 28 June 2019 Turin, Italy

From 24 to 28 June in Turin, Italy the National Training Course on Human Rights Education is implemented. The training course, “HREload” is an advanced-level national training course in the field of Human Rights Education (HRE), promoted by a multi-stakeholder cooperation network of national...

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Deadline for applications: 12 July 2019 CET 13:00 (1 p.m.)

Call for applications: World Forum for Democracy 2019 - Youth Delegation

Youth training: 4 - 5 November 2019 World Forum for Democracy: 6 - 8 November 2019 European Youth Centre, Strasbourg

“Democracy and information” is the theme of the World Forum for Democracy in 2019 with two main threads: Democracy dies in darkness: are we getting the information we need? Information and the Future: lost in space or masters of our own fate? The questions we must address in 2019 are to what...

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Children and young people are the majority of the world’s refugees

World refugee day

20 June 2019

Children and young people are the majority of the world’s refugees According to the UNHCR, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. Half of them are children; many are young people. Young refugees are among the most vulnerable groups, facing...

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10th European Platform of Youth Centres

18-19 June 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

Between the 18-19 June representatives of youth centres awarded with the Council of Europe Quality Label for youth centres, as well as youth centres aspiring to its acquisition, gathered in the European Youth Centre Budapest for their annual European Platform meeting, which is also celebrating...

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Take part in the ENTER Recommendation survey

The Council of Europe is carrying out a review about the implementation of the Enter! Recommendation on Access of Young People from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods to Social Rights - CM/Rec(2015)3 - and its impact on youth policies and youth work at national and local level. The recommendation seeks...

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Call for participants - International Youth Camp “Dialogue”

3 - 9 August 2019 Kaluga region, Russian Federation

The Council of Europe Youth Department and the National Youth Council of Russia are co-organising the X International Youth Camp “Dialogue” to be held from 3 to 9 August 2019 (including arrival and departure days) at the Tourist-cultural centre “Ethnomir” (Kaluga region, Russian Federation). The...

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France makes voluntary contribution

3 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €40,000 to support the Enter! Youth week within the project “Access to social rights for young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods”. Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe, met...

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COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education in Italy

24-28 June 2019 Turin, Italy

COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education in Italy takes place from 24 to 28 June 2019 in Turin. The training course, “HREload” is an advanced-level national training course in the field of Human Rights Education (HRE), promoted by a multi-stakeholder cooperation network of...

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Committee of Ministers’ Declaration on the No Hate Speech Movement youth campaign

29 May 2019 Strasbourg,France

The Committee of Ministers, the decision-making body of the Council of Europe, today acknowledged the achievements and lessons learned of the four-year No Hate Speech Movement campaign launched at the initiative of the Advisory Council on Youth in 2013. The campaign brought to centre stage the...

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"Compass" National Training Course in Ireland

27-31 May 2019 Kilkenny, Ireland

"STEP FORWARD WITH HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION" "Compass" National Training Course on Human Rights Education with Young People 2019 27-31 May 2019, Kilkenny, Ireland The aim of this project is to equip youth work practitioners with skills, knowledge and the attitude needed to become a multiplier for...

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

14-17 May 2019 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Educational staff members and youth workers of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres Network gathered last week in Plovdiv, Bulgaria to further develop their skills and knowledge in human rights education. The Course was hosted by one of the youth centres holding the Quality...

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Justice and Protection for ALL - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth on IDAHOT

17 May 2019 Strasbourg, France

© Jonatan Svensson (Stockholm Pride Parade 2015) For 15 years, 17 May has been celebrated as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This means that young people today have grown up in a world where an increasing part of the international community has...

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The EYCB’s Living Library a big hit at the Budapest Europe Day Festival

12 May 2019 Budapest, Hungary

The annual Europe Day Festival took place in the centre of Budapest on Sunday 12 May. Celebrating 15 years of Hungarian membership in the European Union, the festival provided an entire day’s worth of programmes: concerts, sports events, children’s activities and dozens of exhibitors, including...

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Deadline for applications: 19 May 2019

Call for participants - Training workshop "ALTERNATIVES"

9-16 June 2019 Hammamet, Tunisia

ALTERNATIVES Countering hate speech and injustice through dialogue and human rights education Training workshop organised by the Council of Europe Youth Department in the framework of the 7th Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citzenship (MedUni) 9-16 June 2019 Hammamet, Tunisia Aims...

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Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Our Europe.

The Joint Council on Youth affirms its commitment to the Council of Europe and its values in a new video.

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Enter! Youth week is approaching!

7-12 July 2019 Strasbourg

The call for participants for the "Enter! Youth Week, Nos droits, notre vie" is now closed and the participants will be selected soon. This week will associate young people and youth workers to review the process of the implementation of the recommendation by the member states and other partners....

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Supporting young refugees – Committee of Ministers adopts a recommendation

24 April 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers – the decision-making body of the Council of Europe – has adopted a new recommendation on supporting young refugees in transition to adulthood. This text, which was originally proposed by the Joint Council on Youth, recommends that the Council of Europe member states...

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Didier Reynders visits the European Youth Centre

11 April 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

During his visit to Strasbourg this week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium, Didier Reynders, candidate to the post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe, took the time to visit the European Youth Centre. Mr Reynders wished to learn...

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The EYF is recruiting!

The EYF is looking for youth project officers to join the team.

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Deadline for applications: 23 April 2019

Call for participants - 2019 COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education with Young People - Republic of Moldova

13 -19 May 2019 Vadu’ lui Voda, Republic of Moldova

MilleniuM” Training and Development Institute is among the awarded organisations for organising one of the 2019 COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education with Young People. The training course will take place from 13 to 19 of May 2019 in Vadu’ lui Voda, Republic of Moldova. The...

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Deadline for applications: 14 April 2019

Call for participants - 2019 COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education with Young People in Greece

8 -12 May 2019 Thessaloniki, Greece

United Societies of Balkans is among the awarded organisations for organising one of the 2019 COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education with Young People. The training course will take place from 8 to 12 of May 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The call for participants and more...

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COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education in Serbia

8 April 2019

From 7 to 11 of April, 20 youth workers from trade unions coming from Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Montenegro are participating in the COMPASS National Training Course on Human Rights Education “Your Rights Matter - Learn, Share, Exercise” organised by Development Center...

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International Roma Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

8 April 2019

On International Roma Day, the Advisory Council on Youth underlines the shared responsibility to support Roma youth participation and to develop strong, Roma youth movements: for, by and with young Roma people Read the whole statement

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Mayor of Kazan visits the European Youth Centre

3 April 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

On Wednesday 3 April Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, the capital of the republic of Tatarstan, Russia, visited the European Youth Centre. He was thanked for his continued support of Council of Europe international youth activities and for the hospitality towards participants of the Youth...

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Celebrating the achievements of Europe’s leading human rights organisation!

22 March 2019

In spite of the difficult period the Organisation is currently traversing, the co-managed Joint Council on Youth wished to celebrate the Council of Europe’s achievements that, since 1949, have shaped our Continent. From the creation of a death penalty free zone in almost every country in Europe,...

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Deadline for applications: 28 April 2019, 23.59

Call for youth representatives to sit on the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) 2020-21

Do you want to make the voice of young Europeans heard in the Council of Europe? Do you represent a youth organisation/network in one of the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention? Are you aged between 18 and 30? The Council of Europe youth sector is looking for young committed...

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Youth Work Policy in Europe: It’s up to us!

25 March 2019

The European Youth Centre in Strasbourg hosted the Study session “Youth Work Policy in Europe: It’s up to us!” in cooperation with the European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC) last week. The study session empowered youth workers to engage in youth policy making and use the Council of Europe’s...

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18-20 March 2019, European Youth Centre Budapest

Consensus! The word of the day for the co-managed Joint Council on Youth!

22 March 2019

A spirit of shared purpose and commitment reigned in the meeting of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) in Budapest. The governmental and non-governmental members voiced their shared hopes for the future of the Council of Europe in view of the current political crisis. For the CMJ, two things are...

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Crown Prince of Norway visits the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg

18 March 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

During his official visit to the Council of Europe on 18 March 2019, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway spent time in the European Youth Centre. He met with a group of young people from IFHOHYP (International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People), a group of Norwegian students...

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Enhancing the impact of the Council of Europe’s youth policy and youth work

18-20 March 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The Council of Europe’s youth sector statutory bodies met on 18-20 March to review the implementation of the priorities for the current biennium 2018-19 and to pursue the development of a strategy 2030. High on the agenda is, of course, the current budgetary situation of the Council of Europe and...

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New Publication: Quality Label for Youth Centres – Role, Value and Impact Brochure

14 March 2019

The ‘Quality Label for Youth Centres – Role, Value and Impact of Youth Centres’ is a new Youth Department brochure that describes the benefit of youth centres awarded with the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres and how they contribute to quality youth work and the youth sector at...

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Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019

Call for Participants: Enter! Youth Week – OUR LIVES, OUR RIGHTS

7-12 July 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Enter! Youth Week will associate young people and youth workers to review the process of the implementation of the Enter! recommendation on access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights by the member states and other partners. The week is organised at the occasion...

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Marttinen Youth Centre in Finland awarded with the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

8 March 2019 Virrat, Finland

On 8 March the Marttinen Youth Centre in Virrat, Finland received the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2019-2021 and thus became the 13th youth centre to be honoured. The award ceremony was held in the presence of Viivi Pekkonen from the Ministry of Education and...

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Deadline for applications: 1 April 2019

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 1st semester 2020

5 March 2019

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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