Deadline for applications: 1 December 2017, 13:00 CET

Training Course "Enter! Youth Centres and access to social rights of young people"

26 February-1 March 2018 Marienthal Youth Centre Luxembourg

Training course for the staff of youth centres in the network of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres The training course aims to develop participants’ competences in developing and running educational programmes and youth work on access to social rights of young people,...

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New youth-policy tool adopted

17 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

Thanks to the self-assessment tool for youth policy, member states and other public stakeholders can assess their compliance with Council of Europe standards, based on the six areas of intervention: participation, information, inclusion, access to rights, youth work and mobility. All member...

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Decisions of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)

headline 18 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), the co-managed decision-making committee of the youth sector – met in Strasbourg on 17 and 18 October. The successes and challenges in the implementation of the 2016-17 programme were identified, and proposals on how to achieve the priorities for 2018-19 were...

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Quality youth work – young refugees – hate speech

11 October 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), the co-managed decision-making committee – composed of both governmental and non-governmental representatives – of the youth sector will meet in Strasbourg on 17 and 18 October. It will examine progress in the implementation of the Youth Department’s work...

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Deadline for applying: 20 October, midday CET. / Deadline per l’iscrizione: 20 Ottobre 2017

Training seminar on combating antigypsyism and online hate speech / Seminario di formazione sul contrasto all’antiziganismo e sull’ hate speech online

13-15 November 2017 / 13 -15 Novembre 2017 Rome, Italy

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe in partnership with the National Office Against Discrimination of Italy and local partners are launching a call for Italian participants for a training seminar on combating antigypsyism and online hate speech which scheduled to be held during 13-15...

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Seminar on Youth Participation in Internet Governance

24-26 October 2017 European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

On 24-26 October the Youth Department organises the seminar Youth participation in Internet Governance at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg. The seminar explores how youth participation in Internet Governance can be ensured in a meaningful and inclusive manner and will formulate...

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Declaration, Key Actions and Expected Outcomes

Learning to Live Together - Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

25 July 2017 Strasbourg, France

Declaration, Key Actions and Expected Outcomes on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy - Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe Strasbourg, 20 – 22 June 2017 Read full document

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Deadline for applications: 1 October 2017

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

11 September 2017

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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European University on Youth Policies

29-31 August 2017 European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

The European University on Youth Policies, also known as the Summer University, gathered 40 representatives of ministries responsible for youth issues and of youth organisations from across Europe. The Summer University, which took place at the European Youth Centre Budapest on 29-31 August 2017,...

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Bookmarks Trainings Hungary

2016-2017 Pécs, Veszprém, Kecskemét and Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Following the initial pilot project of 2016, in 2017 members of the Hungarian National Campaign Committee of the No Hate Speech Movement are expanding and broadening the teacher training programme based on the Hungarian edition of Bookmarks in cooperation with the European Youth Centre Budapest....

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Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 13:00 CET

Seminar "Youth participation in Internet Governance"

24-26 October 2017 European youth Centre Strasbourg, France

The seminar “Youth participation in Internet Governance” will explore how participation of young people in shaping the Internet can be ensured without reproducing and creating new patterns of exclusion and will formulate recommendations for future action to be taken by the Youth Department of the...

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Deadline for applications: 30 August 2017 at Noon CET

Utoya training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives

16-20 October 2017 Utoya island, Norway

The ‘Training course on Counter and Alternative Narratives to hate Speech’ develops the competences of youth workers, youth leaders and educators to use the manual We CAN! with young people. It is organised on 16-20 October 2017 at Utoya island, Norway, by the European Wergeland Centre and Youth...

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Remembering the victims of hate crime

22 July 2017

The Advisory Council on Youth supports the Action Day for Victims of Hate Crime Read the statement

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Deadline for applications: 2 p.m (CET) on 24 July 2017

IX International Youth Camp “Dialogue”

23 to 27 August 2017 Kaluga region, Russian Federation

The Council of Europe Youth Department is co-organising in cooperation with the National Youth Council of Russia and with support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the IX International Youth Camp “Dialogue” to be held from 23 to 27 August 2017 at the...

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Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, at CET 13:00 (1 p.m.)

World Forum for Democracy 2017

Youth training Strasbourg, 6th-7th November 2017 World Forum on Democracy, Strasbourg, 8th-10th November 2017 Strasbourg, France

Is Populism a problem? The sixth edition of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy will engage with decision-makers, young people and opinion-formers to review novel initiatives and approaches which can enhance democratic practices and help parties and media, but also other political...

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Bookmarks training event in Pécs, Hungary

1-2 July 2017 Pécs, Hungary

The first of a series of trainings utilizing the Hungarian edition of Bookmarks was held on July 1-2, 2017 in Pécs, Hungary. The event was supported by the Council of Europe Youth Department and is part of the local series of activities organised in coordination with the European Youth Centre...

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Call for participants

Study Session: Empowering Young Refugees

9-15 October 2017 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Voices of Young Refugees in Europe is organizing on 09-15 October 2017 at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg a study session aiming at empowering young refugees to take an active role in their new communities and contribute to positive change of the existing image about refugees. See the call...

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KDYS Killarney Youth Centre to receive the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres

1 June 2017 Strasbourg, France

On 6 June 2017 the Council of Europe awarded its Quality Label to the KDYS Killarney Youth Centre in Ireland. This is the tenth youth centre to receive this recognition of its achievements in promoting Council of Europe standards and values in youth policy and youth work. The award ceremony took...

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Help us making Compasito better!

Compasito editorial review

Dear friends, human rights educators, It has been 10 years now since we have launched the COMPASITO, the manual on Human Rights Education for Children. To honor its anniversary, the Council of Europe has undertaken to update it and make it fit for the next 10 years! In order to integrate the...

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Advisory Council on Youth condemns violations of LGBTQI persons’ human rights in Turkey

3 July 2017 Strasbourg, France

© Şener Yılmaz Aslan / MOKU photo The Advisory Council on Youth has strongly condemned the violations of LGBTQI persons’ human rights in Turkey following the ban of the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride March for the third year in a row. Voicing their concerns together, the International Lesbian, Gay,...

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Just published

Human Rights Education in Action - Practices of Human Rights Education with and by young people

25 June 2017

This publication aims to share good practices of Human Rights Education. The good practices come in a variety of forms, from training courses and publications to educational tools and strategies, and are primarily based on the principles and methodology of non-formal education. The intention is...

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Coyote magazine: Open consultation

Coyote magazine is changing format and will become an online magazine in the near future. So we would welcome your opinions to enable us at the EU-CoE youth partnership to meet your wishes and needs as readers! Please fill in this short survey before 14 June 2017. Your responses will be...

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Just published

Have Your Say! manual in Albanian and Macedonian

23 June 2017

The OSCE mission to Skopje has produced, under the agreement with the Council of Europe, the Albanian and Macedonian versions of the Have your say! Manual – a publication of the Youth Department. This publication is based on the Congress Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young...

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Deadline for applications: 22 June 2017 at 13:00 p.m, CET

Summer School - Young refugees as actors for social inclusion and intercultural dialogue

27 August-3 September 2017 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Co-organised with the Global Platform for Syrian Students In cooperation with Kiron - Open Higher Education for Refugees and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe Aims and Objectives of the Summer School The Summer School follows on the experience and proposals of the 2016 seminar to develop the...

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Advisory Council on Youth - Statement on World Refugee Day

20 June 2017 Strasbourg, France

On World Refugee Day, the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe welcomes the Council of Europe’s Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe whilst emphasising the importance of supporting young people’s transition to adulthood and protecting their human rights...

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Youth Peace Camp 2017

30 April - 7 May 2017 European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

The annual Youth Peace Camp, organised by the Youth Department engages young people and youth organisations from conflict affected regions in dialogue and conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning during and after the camp. In 2017, between 30...

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Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017 at 14:00 CET

Mirrors training course on combating antigypsyism through Roma youth participation

11-16 September 2017 European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe within the framework of the Roma Youth Action Plan project is organising a training course on combating antigypsyism through Roma youth participation to be held during 11-16 September at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg. The training course aims...

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