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

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

28 September - 2 October 2020 European Youth Centre Budapest

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

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Reboot Europe! – online conference

16-21 July 2020

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

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COMPASS national training course in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7-10 July 2020 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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

15 July 2020

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

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

8 July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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Promoting Diversity through Youth Political Participation

29 June 2020

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

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Youth Peace Week online

29 June 2020

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

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Learning about identity, inclusion and intersectionality

Colours of Human Diversity

25 June 2020 Online

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

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

26 June 2020

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

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No Hate Speech - Workshop Week

23 June 2020

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

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Protecting and Supporting Young Refugees

20 June 2020

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

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World Refugee Day

20 June 2020

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

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Climate crisis and global governance

17 June 2020

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

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New series of publications - Quality Label for Youth Centres

19 June 2020

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

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

18-19 June 2020 online meeting

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

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

16-17 2020 online meeting

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

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Youth Peace Week 2020 - Online activity

12 June 2020

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

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

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

29 June - 29 July 2020

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

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European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)

Youth participation in Internet Governance remains a priority in the Youth for Democracy programme which emphasises the development of competences of young people for influencing decision-making processes in respect to e-forms of youth participation and promotion of human rights online. Every...

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World Forum for Democracy 2020

World Forum for Democracy: “Can Democracy Save the Environment?”, Strasbourg, 16-18 November 2020. More than ever we see the interdependence of our physical and our political worlds. On a planet in crisis, does democracy have what it takes to save the environment? Save the date for the 9th...

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European Platform of Youth Centres - online meeting

10 June 2020

The annual meeting of a European Platform of Youth Centres is one of the key features of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres programme. Representatives of youth centres recognised with the label and those aspiring to its acquisition gather every year with the aim to ensure...

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Take our survey and help the Joint Council on Youth understand the effects of Covid-19 on youth

10 June 2020

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) is interested in hearing from people working or volunteering in youth organisations, initiatives and networks across Europe on the effects of the current COVID-19 across youth work and youth activities. Your answers will help us to better understand the situation...

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User survey: Education Pack "All different - All equal"

5 June 2020

In Europe and globally we continue to suffer from the persistence or growth of racist hostility and intolerance towards minorities and foreigners; the necessity for intercultural youth work remains as important as ever. Combating all forms of discrimination is one of the Council of Europe’s...

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New Cultural Routes Youth Card Launched

Routes4U proudly announces the launch of a new European Youth Card Special Edition on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe by the EYCA.

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The youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux meet online to ensure the continuity of their work

4 and 5 June 2020

As Covid-19-related international travel restrictions are still in place, the Bureaux of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) and of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) will meet online on 4 and 5 June 2020 to ensure the work of the Council of Europe youth sector statutory bodies...

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Deadline for applications: 10 June 2020

Call for participants: e-Workshop on Promoting Diversity through Youth Political Participation

The online activity " Promoting Diversity through Youth Political Participation" will explore challenges and good practices from political youth organisations in promoting participation in an inclusive, meaningful and sensitive to diversity approach. The activity was originally planned as a study...

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The Committee of Ministers takes note of the results of the Enter! recommendation review process

27 May 2020

On 27 May 2020, the Ministers’ Deputies took note of the conclusions and recommendations of the review process of the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 of the Committee of Ministers on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights, as endorsed by the...

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17 May: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

15 May 2020

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) is celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May with a statement which calls for an end to the violence and discrimination faced by LGBTQI people. The date of 17 May was specifically chosen to commemorate the World...

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16 May: Romani Resistance Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

15 May 2020

Photo: ternYpe – International Roma Youth Network On Romani Resistance Day, the Advisory Council on Youth remembers the acts of resistance of Roma and Travellers, their resilience and persistence to fight for human dignity, and recognises the important role they have played in the national...

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Long-term Training Course - Russian Federation: Online meetings and webinar

15 May 2020

Learning, meetings, webinars and a two-day training-seminar are on-line for the trainers-beginners from the Russian Federation within the Long-term training course 30 trainee trainers from the Russian Federation continue their e-learning path within the Long-term training-course and work on...

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No Hate Speech Training Course goes online

15 May 2020

The Council of Europe’s Youth and Anti-Discrimination Department organise jointly the No Hate Speech training course which aims to strengthen the competences of multipliers and advocates in the youth and Human Rights field to promote the Council of Europe standards and approaches to addressing...

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Young LGBTI persons must be protected against violence at home and in public, during this crisis and always

14 May 2020

Statement by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

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Bookmarks : 2020 edition

Bookmarks is a manual for combating hate speech through human rights education. Originally published in 2014 for the No Hate Speech Movement youth campaign, the manual has been revised and updated to reflect the end of the coordination of the campaign by the Council of Europe. The strength of the...

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Europe Day

5 May 2020

5 May 2020: On Europe Day, the Advisory Council on Youth celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the Council of Europe and welcomes the continuous efforts of the Council of Europe’s member states to adhere to the values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law and to provide...

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Quo Vadis Europa? Online debate - 5 May 2020

5 May 2020

To celebrate Europe Day on 5 May 2020, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) organised an online debate on its Facebook page. Ivan Hromada, chair of the European Steering Committee for Youth and of the co-managed Joint Council on Youth,...

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World Press Freedom Day

4 May 2020

3 May 2020: On World Press Freedom Day, the Advisory Council on Youth celebrates the freedom of the press across Europe while expressing concern that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a pretext to introduce disproportionate restrictions on press freedom. For more information, read the...

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Human Rights Trainers in Ukraine meet online

Almost 5 months since the initial seminar of the Long-Term Training Course for Trainers on Human Rights Education with Young People in Ukraine, the participants and trainers reconnected for their mid-term meeting. The planned meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic was replaced partially by online...

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The Advisory Council on Youth calls on member states to protect young people’s human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 April 2020

Recalling the importance of respect for human rights, including in times of pandemic, the Advisory Council on Youth has issued a statement in which it invites member states to continue protecting young people’s rights, especially those of vulnerable and minority groups, and to promote their...

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Have your say on the Council of Europe youth sector priorities for 2022-23!

21 April 2020

Would you like to share your ideas of what the young people of Europe need most from the Council of Europe youth sector? The Advisory Council on Youth has launched two surveys to gather proposals for the priorities of the 2022-23 Youth for Democracy programme. One survey is for young people,...

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Let’s continue promoting human rights and democracy with young people!

How can governments and civil society support young people during COVID-19 crisis?

16 April 2020

Analysing the challenges young people and youth organisations are facing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, documenting good practices of governments and civil society, supporting youth work through sharing digital instruments and tools to maintain active youth participation – these are the...

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EYF - Special call for grant applications for pilot activities responding to local needs arising from the COVID-19

8 April 2020

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is launching a special call for local or national youth organisations that are looking for funding for activities which respond to local needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis. You can apply for the EYF pilot activity grants. Priority will be given to pilot...

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8 April: International Roma Day

To mark the International Roma Day the video encourages to fight racism and anti-Gypsyism wherever it appears. The initiative is part of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion (2020-2025)

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Project 'Youth for Democracy in Ukraine'

Vacancy notice - Project Officer

6 April 2020

The Council of Europe Office in Kyiv and the Youth Department are looking for qualified applicants to fill a Project Officer for the project ‘Youth for Democracy in Ukraine’ position. The deadline for applications is 4 May 2020. Please submit your application through the Council of Europe's...

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Work continues for the youth sector statutory committees in spite of COVID-19

26 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

Although the youth sector statutory committee plenary meetings had to be cancelled, the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ), the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) and the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) continued to work online this week in order to ensure their essential functions in spite...

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

The annual training course for Quality Labelled youth centres on Human Rights Education was this year hosted by the youth centre wannseeFORUM in Berlin which is one of the 14 youth centres currently holding the Council of Europe’s Quality Label. The course was attended by educational staff and...

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European Student Union - Empowering Youth to Make a Change in Their Communities

The European Student Union (ESU) organised the Study Session ‘’Level Up to Eur-UP!’’ last week, from 2 to 7 March in cooperation with the European Youth Centre Budapest. The session aimed at empowering young people who cannot access European political and social processes due to a lack of...

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IFM-SEI study session “Feminists of the World, Unite!”

The Feminists of the world, unite! study session co-organised with the International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI, @ifmsei) saw the participation of twenty-seven women and it took place at the European Youth Centre Budapest @european_youth_centre_budapest from 2...

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Health first, of course. But the youth sector works on

18 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

Dear friends and partners of the Council of Europe youth sector I hope you are reading this message in good health and spirits! In accordance with the recommendations from member states’ national authorities and from the World Health Organisation, and as an expression of civic responsibility and...

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Deadline for applications: 3 April 2020, 1 p.m. CET (midday)

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Youth Peace Camp 2020

16 March 2020

The Youth Peace Camp 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. Objectives The main objectives (personal, organisational and...

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Advocacy study session ends with 7 campaign proposals

10 March 2020

The study session “Outspoken: Advocacy for Youth Participation” implemented in cooperation with FEMYSO – Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations provided training to 30 activists and local leaders to advocate for meaningful youth participation. The activity promoted the...

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Young people share stories about shrinking youth civil spaces

10 March 2020

The study session “Shrinking youth civil spaces” successfully took place last week at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg. The activity was implemented in cooperation with the European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC) and Rural Youth Europe (RYEurope). The 27 participants and team members...

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Strengthening co-operation and partnership for youth work in Georgia

6 March 2020

From 24 to 28 February 2020, 15 youth NGO representatives and 15 municipal employees responsible for youth issues came to the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to explore how to work together to improve youth participation at the local level in Georgia. These highly motivated and committed...

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New edition available

Gender Matters: a manual on gender-based violence

4 March 2020

Gender Matters is a manual on gender-based violence affecting young people.The manual constitutes a useful introduction to gender and gender-based violence for people who work with young people, by providing reflections on gender and gender-based violence, a background to key social, political...

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Deadline for applications: 18 March 2020

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

20-25 April 2020 European Youth Centre Budapest

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

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Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 1st semester 2021

3 March 2020

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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CEB Award for Social Cohesion

In line with its mandate, the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is launching an annual competition to acknowledge and reward remarkable contributions to social cohesion. The CEB Award for Social Cohesion seeks to acknowledge and reward a project that addresses pressing social issues in one...

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Meeting with the PACE President

27 February 2020 Strasbourg

On her last day in Strasbourg (27 February 2020), Anja Olin Pape, outgoing chair of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), met Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). During their fruitful and lively exchange of...

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TAKING YOUNG REFUGEES SERIOUSLY

Report and presentations of the European reflection and discussion workshop available online! Youth work, volunteer work, sports activities are among the best answers to support young refugees ad migrants – newcomers in the city – to develop and expand their social networks. Social networks are...

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Deadline for applications: 12 February 2020 , 23:59 PM (CET)

Call for Participants: No Hate Speech Training course

29 January 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Youth Department and Anti-Discrimination Department of the Council of Europe are organising a training course on the Council of Europe Standards and Approaches to Combating Hate Speech (Training Course No Hate Speech). The training course intends to improve the link between the Council of...

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Straight down to business in 2020!

27-28 January 2020 Strasbourg

On 27 and 28 January 2020, after their separate meetings, the Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) came together in a joint meeting at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg to discuss the Joint Council on Youth’s (CMJ) work in 2020 and...

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Launch of the Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030

23 January 2020 Council of Europe headquarters, Strasbourg

Today saw the launch of the new Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030 by Ambassador Irakli Giviashvili, President of the Ministers’ Deputies, and Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. “Strengthening democracy through education, culture and youth engagement”...

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Taking young refugees and asylum seekers seriously Knowledge, policies and youth work practices

14 February 2020 Free University of Brussels, Belgium

European reflection and discussion workshop The European reflection and discussion workshop is organised as a follow up to the project Youth.Together, implemented by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe with financial support of the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs. Youth.Together...

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The Commonwealth and the Council of Europe reinforce their links in the field of youth

13-14 January 2020 London

The Council of Europe was invited to participate in the first Commonwealth Youth Senior Officials Meeting (Europe region and Canada), which took place in London on 13-14 January 2020. This meeting brought together senior officials responsible for youth, as well as key youth stakeholders, in order...

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128 days for Human Rights Education

16-17 December 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

128 refers to the combined number of training days of 26 Compass training courses on human rights education held from 2017 to 2018. Co-organisers and trainers involved in the courses met in Strasbourg on 16 and 17 December to review the results of the courses and proposing measures to improve...

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Georgian presidency of the Committee of Ministers – a commitment to youth engagement

16 December 2019

Georgia which took over the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 27 November 2019, is committed to strengthening youth engagement. The Georgian Presidency will support measures that contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through the development...

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70th Anniversary Celebration of the Council of Europe - EYC Budapest

10 December 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

On 10 December the European Youth Centre Budapest was the venue for a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Council of Europe. Following a welcome by EYCB Executive Director Gordana Berjan, two keynote addresses – by former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs János...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AT THE EYCB

10 December 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The European Youth Centre Budapest held its annual Human Rights Day on 10 December. The event is now a traditional part of the EYCB’s local activities and this year over 150 young people have attended the various workshops organised by partner NGOs focusing on a diverse range of issues from...

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Seminar - Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Young People

4-6 December 2019 Strasbourg,France

By its present and future impact on social life and organisation or by its reliance on young people to programme and fine-tune AI technologies, AI is very closely related to young people. Yet, there is relatively little research and information about how AI will impact on young people as young...

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First phase training seminar

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

28 November 2019 Moscow, Russian Federation

Today marks the middle of the first phase seminar of the Long-term training course for youth trainers from the Russian Federation involved in educational activities with young people based on non-formal education. The training-seminar was launched on 22 November 2019 in the Moscow region, where,...

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Compass Long-term training for trainers in Ukraine

26 November 2019 Ukraine,Kyiv

The Compass Long-term training course on Human Rights Education for young people in Ukraine kicked off today with the initial seminar in Irpin, Kyiv region. The course supports the implementation and development of youth policy and youth work in Ukraine through quality non-formal education...

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Programme Support Assistant

Vacancy notice - EYC Budapest

26 November 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The European Youth Centre Budapest is looking for qualified applicants to fill a full-time Programme Support Assistant position. The deadline for applications is 10 December 2019. Please submit your application through the Council of Europe's online system by following this link:...

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Youth.Together: SOCIAL INCLUSION OF REFUGEES

21-29 November 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The evaluation seminar is now being held at the European Youth Centre Budapest; the participants will evaluate the results of their projects with young refugees and plan future actions. Youth.Together is a project of the Youth Department that seeks to reduce the risks of social exclusion and...

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Deadline for applications: 24 November 2019, 23:59 (CET)

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE (TOTHRE 2019/2020)

1 December 2019 – 30 June 2020 Residential seminar: 30 March – 7 April 2020 European Youth Centre Budapest

Aims and objectives The training course will support the implementation of the Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education through building the competences of trainers to develop and apply quality human rights education activities with young people at national/local...

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Job shadowing for the Quality Label Youth Centres

29 October - 2 November 2019 Marttinen Youth Centre in Finland

Representatives of Plovdiv Youth Centre, Bulgaria visited Marttinen Youth Centre in Finland from 29 October to 2 November to enable peer learning among key staff members of youth centres as well as to develop and strengthen the cooperation between Council of Europe quality labelled youth centres....

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“Is democracy in danger in the information age?” - World Forum for Democracy

6-8 November 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Youth Department hosted 60 young people from 46 countries, from five continents, in order to prepare them for their participation at the World Forum for Democracy from 6-8 November on the topic of “Is democracy in danger in the information age?” After two days of preparation in the European...

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#euroarabyouth #YouthCOE #CoE70

Euro-Arab Youth Forum: Dialogue on Peace and Security

5-8 November 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The 7th edition of the Euro-Arab Youth Forum will be held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 5 to 8 November. Bringing together over 100 youth leaders from countries of the League of Arab States and of the Council of Europe, the forum will will foster the participation of young people...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to EurÓg Youth Centre, Killarney, Ireland

29-30 October 2019 Killarney, Ireland

29-30 October, EurÓg Youth Centre, Killarney, Ireland, was visited by the Council of Europe to assess the fulfilment of the 15 criteria of the Quality Label for Youth Centres, which the centre holds since 2017. EurÓg is Ireland’s first ever youth centre to be associated with the Council of Europe...

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CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2020 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

2020 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s) are aiming to provide an opportunity to train youth leaders, youth workers and also educators in schools and other public bodies in using Compass and the other Council of Europe educational resources on human...

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Deadline for applications: 18 p.m 7 November 2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Long-term training course for youth trainers from the Russian Federation 2019-2020

Russian Federation

The Council of Europe Youth Department, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the National Youth Council of Russia, is launching the call for participants for the Long-term training course for youth trainers from the Russian Federation...

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Human rights training workshop - „Cube Project”

22 October 2019 European Youth Centre Budapest

The European Youth Centre Budapest organised and hosted a creative human rights workshop for 60 students participating in the Embassy’s Raoul Wallenberg „Cube Project”. Sixty students from two Hungarian high schools, from Székesfehérvár and from Szolnok, have participated in a 1,5-day creative...

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The Advisory Council on Youth supports the Congress Youth Delegates

25 October 2019

The Advisory Council on Youth is supporting the "Congress Youth Delegates perspectives towards the achievement of the Agenda 2030", a project led by Niels de Fraguier, French Youth Delegate at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Acknowledging the importance of youth participation and...

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Celebrating the youth sector’s achievements in 2018-19!

21 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

On 15 and 16 October 2019, the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) took stock of its numerous achievements during its current two-year mandate. Of the youth sector’s flagship event of the year 2019 – the Enter! Youth Week – the Joint Council acknowledged its success and encouraged the Organisation, but...

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Quality Labelled youth centres exploring the potential for future co-operation on voluntary work

18 October 2019

Marienthal Youth Centre – which was awarded the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centre in 2018 – organised, on 13-16 October in Luxembourg, a gathering of youth workers from 15 youth centres from across Europe with a long tradition of volunteer work. The meeting was initiated by the...

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World Food Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

16 October 2019

16 October - World Food Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth Healthy diets for #ZeroHunger is the theme of the World Food Day that we celebrate today. Eradicating hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture are one of the UN's 2030...

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Deadline for applications: 6 November 2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Seminar "Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Young People"

4-6 December 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is organising the seminar "Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Young People" to explore the issues, role and possible contributions of the youth sector to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) is responsibly used in democratic societies and...

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It’s time to take stock… and to look to the future

14 - 16 October 2019 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The final meetings of the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) in this biennium will be a moment for taking stock of the past two years and for looking forward to the future. Nearing the end of two eventful years,...

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Deadline for applications: 13:00, Kyiv time on 3 November 2019

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Compass Long-Term Training Course for Trainers on Human Rights Education with Young People in Ukraine

29 October 2019

The call for participants for the Compass Long-Term Training Course for Trainers on Human Rights Education with Young People in Ukraine is now open. The overall aim of the training course is to support the implementation and development of youth policy and youth work in Ukraine through quality...

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Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2019

11 October 2019

The Council of Europe youth sector joins the United Nations in celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child. "We need to uphold the equal rights, voices and influence of girls in our families, communities and nations. Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them...

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The Council of Europe youth sector amongst the winners of the Future Policy Award 2019!

11 October 2019

On Friday, 11 October 2019, the World Future Council announced that the 2019 Future Policy Bronze Award had been conferred on the Council of Europe’s co-management system in the youth field. This is the system whereby youth NGOs and governments have an equal say in decision and policy making in...

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Youth Initiative for Human Rights – joint winner of the 2019 Václav Havel Prize

Youth Initiative for Human Rights – joint winner of the 2019 Václav Havel Prize

1 October 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe Youth Department congratulates the Youth Initiative for Human Rights on being awarded the 2019 Václav Havel Prize, which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights, established in 2003, promotes reconciliation...

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Quality Label end of term visit to CEULAJ Youth Centre, Mollina, Spain

26-27 September 2019 Mollina, Spain

The Euro-Latin-American Youth Centre (CEULAJ) was awarded the Quality Label for Youth Centres in 2016 for an initial period of 3 years. The end of term visit for the label took place on 26 and 27 September and the purpose of the visit was to learn more about CEULAJ recent developments and to...

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Youth policy advisory mission to Georgia

24-26 September 2019 Tbilisi and Rustavi, Georgia

From 24 to 26 September 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), an expert in youth participation and a programme manager from the Council of Europe...

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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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Extended deadline for applications: 15 October 2019

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

3 October 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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