The Council of Europe Youth Department receives YMCA Europe’s 2021 „Roots of Peace Award”

16 September 2021

On 15 September the Council of Europe Youth Department was presented with the 2021 Roots of Peace Award, given out annually by YMCA Europe. The award was given by the Executive Committee of YMCA Europe to express appreciation for the outstanding contribution of the Council of Europe and its Youth...

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Call for participants: TOGETHER HAVE YOUR SAY!

15 September 2021

The Council of Europe Youth Department and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine are co-organising a 50/50 training seminar for youth policy makers, young activists and representatives of youth NGOs. This event corresponds to the priorities of the Youth for Democracy programme of the...

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Call for Youth Delegates : Internet Governance Forum

15 September 2021

The sixteenth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland under the overarching theme: ‎‎‘’Internet United’’. The Council of Europe, as a partner of the event, follows particularly human rights debates such as data protection and security, artificial intelligence,...

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Youth work for all! - Enter! training on access to social rights for youth in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

14 September 2021

The initial training seminar of the Enter! Training for Youth Workers kicked off with 33 participants- youth workers from 23 countries. In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the training seminar supported youth workers to devise projects which put in...

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Call for participants: A training course on Roma youth participation for social inclusion, gender equality and combating antigypsyism

8 September 2021

(Youth) Participation is central to any youth-focused policy or programme. The agency of Roma youth leaders and young people in matters related to Roma youth is essential to overcome remaining barriers and prejudice about Roma young people. Therefore, the training course aims at building...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 2nd semester 2022

3 September 2021

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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Deadline for applications: 7 September 2021, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Compasito Training Course for human rights education with children

9 July 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

The third edition of Compasito has been published in 2021! By bringing together young educators, activists, and multipliers, the Compasito training course aims to motivate and develop the capacity to implement training or education activities on human rights education. It is targeted towards...

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Greening the youth sector: a sustainability checklist!

2 September 2021

The climate crisis is currently hitting the headlines hard and research shows that it is affecting both the mental and physical health of the 142 million young people in Europe. No wonder that young people have been mobilising massively in the most widespread global climate protests and action...

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Join the Walk with Amal!

30 september 2021 council of europe, strasbourg

On 30 September 2021, the Council of Europe will receive Little Amal, a giant puppet at the heart of The Walk, travelling 8,000 km in support of refugees. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and its Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons is supporting “The...

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Thematic discussion organised by the Committee of Ministers GR-C - Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment

Committee of Ministers debates on Covid-19 impact on youth with CDEJ and CCJ Chairs

A thematic discussion on Covid‑19, impact and lessons learnt in the fields of education, culture, heritage, environment and youth took place on 1 July 2021 between the Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) and the chairpersons of...

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Ukraine: Preventing and combating discrimination

27 August 2021

From 26 to 29 August 2021, a training seminar on preventing and combating discrimination in the field of youth policy and youth work is organised in Kyiv with the participation of young people who face discrimination and representatives of public local authorities, youth organisations and...

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Human Rights Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

24 August 2021

From 23 to 26 July youth leaders from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina have dealt with the question What are human rights?. The main goal of this Compass training course, implemented by the Youth Council of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in partnership with the Youth Council of...

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International Youth Day - Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

12 August 2021

On International Youth Day 2021, the Advisory Council on Youth is inviting policy and decision-makers to consider young people as stakeholders and invite them co-decide on issues that matter to them. Read the statement and watch the video to find out more. Statement by the Advisory Council on...

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Deadline 31 October 2021

European Youth Information Quality Label - Apply now!

11 August 2021

Our partner ERYICA, the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency, is proud to announce that the Call for applications for the European Youth Information Quality Label is now open. ERYICA has developed the European Youth Information Quality Label in the framework of its Partnership with...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Consultative Meeting "Young people's access to rights"

4 August 2021

First review of the recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 The Committee of Ministers adopted in 2016 the Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 on Young People’s Access to Rights to improve young people’s access to rights by taking steps to promote awareness of the rights that young people should be able to...

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Statement by the Rapporteur on Roma Issues of the Council of Europe Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)

European Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

2 August 2021

Statement by Georgina Laboda, CMJ Rapporteur on Roma1 issues on European Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read the statement The opinions expressed in this statement are those of the Rapporteur on Roma1 issues of the Council of Europe Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) and do not necessarily reflect...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 6th Training course for the staff of youth centres in the network of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

28 July 2021

Youth centres are playing a crucial role in supporting young people throughout the pandemic and are strongly affected by the crisis. Consequently, the activities and programmes had to be reshaped and the role of youth workers has shifted. With this shift, a need to develop a new set of...

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EYCB welcomes first international study session since the beginning of the pandemic

21 July 2021 European youth centre Budapest

Yet another post-pandemic milestone was reached on 12 July when the EYCB finally received its first international residential youth activity since the start of the pandemic lockdown of the centre in March 2020. The study session “Soci@lise: Social Rights in digital era” was organised in...

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High Level Dialogue: Decision-makers and Youth talk about democracy and the environment

TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2021, 4.00-5.00 P.M. CET ONLINE

The World Forum for Democracy is hosting High Level Dialogue between decision makers and youth delegates to provide insights into the challenges young people face in influencing the debate and response to climate crisis. We will hear from top-level speakers about what is being done to take...

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"Concerns and priorities for the social inclusion of young refugees" - Luncheon meeting on the occasion of the World Refugee Day 2021

23 June 2021, 12:00-13:00 CEST online

The Council of Europe Youth Department is organising an informal luncheon meeting with young refugees and refugee-led youth organisations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the World Refugee Day. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the current priorities and agendas of the...

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Co-organised with the Council of Europe's Advisory Council of Youth

Forum Talk - Our climate, our future: young people leading global climate action

Friday 25 June 2021, 4.30-6.00 p.m. CET

The fight against climate change is a top priority of young people in Europe. Increasing numbers of young people are taking an active stand to influence political decision-making in favour of a healthy environment for all. Never before have this many children and young people seen themselves as...

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Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

20 June 2021

The Advisory Council on youth celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention with a statement on World Refugee Day. Read the statement The opinions expressed in this statement are those of the Advisory Council on Youth and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the...

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Deadline for applications: Monday, 21 June 2021, 23:59 CET

LAST CALL: YOUTH PEACE WEEK 2021, apply now!

15 June 2021

The Youth Peace Week aims to empower young people and youth organisations from conflict affected regions by equipping them with competences and educational resources to enhance young people’s role and action for peace-building and conflict transformation. The Peace week will held from 30 June to...

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Call for participants: Enter! Training course for Youth Workers

14 June 2021

The call for participants for the Enter! long-term training course for youth workers 2021-2022 is now open. The 4th edition of Enter! LTTC is set out to be an example of European level youth worker training which contributes to the quality, access and diversity of youth work and its social and...

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Youth, peace and security today: successes and challenges

8 June 2021

On 8 June 2021, on the initiative of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ), the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) organised a thematic debate to mark the recent fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, a text which Jayathma...

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Deadline for applications: 17 June 2021

Call for participants: XII International Youth Camp “Dialogue”

11-17 July 2021 “Ethnomir” centre, Russian Federation

The 2030 Strategy of the Council of Europe youth sector recognises the importance of intercultural dialogue and the role of young people therein by making living together in peaceful and inclusive societies a priority of the youth sector. The Youth for Democracy programme supports the role of...

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Deadline: 23 June 2021

Call for projects: LOCAL PEACE CAMPS

1 June 2021

Within the Youth for Democracy programme the Council of Europe is inviting for local projects to support young people from conflict-stricken regions to learn and act together for dialogue, peace-building and cooperation. The main function of the Local Peace Camps is to allow young people from...

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Youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux: campaign, climate and Covid

3-4 June 2021 Strasbourg and online

During their second online joint meeting of 2021 on 3 and 4 June 2021, the Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) took stock of the discussions on a future youth campaign, took note of the ongoing work of the task force on greening...

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PACE President meets young activists at the EYCB to discuss the environmental crisis and human rights

27 May 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

PACE President Rik Daems visited the European Youth Centre Budapest as part of his working visit to Hungary. The aim of his visit to the centre was to take part in a roundtable with several young activists representing various youth and environmental organisations and initiatives. The discussion...

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Defending the young environmental defenders - the Advisory Council meets the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner

26 May 2021

Contributing to the World Forum for Democracy’s theme for May of Defending the defenders, the Advisory Council on Youth’s (CCJ) Pegah Moulana and Jorge Aguado interviewed Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović. Opening the interview with the disquieting statement...

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Milestone: With COVID-19 restrictions in Hungary relaxed, the European Youth Centre Budapest opens again for local residential activities

21 May 2021

10,566 hours. 440 days. 63 weeks. Or 1 year and 2,5 months. This is the time between the last residential programme hosted by the European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB) and today 21 May. As COVID-19 restrictions were further relaxed in Hungary, the EYCB is finally welcoming a residential...

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Climate Generation: Our Planet, Our Rights, Our Future

19 May 2021

The online learning activity "Climate Generation: Our Planet, Our Rights, Our Future" has started last week and will take place until the end of May. The course is organised in cooperation with TEJO - Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo (World Esperanto Youth Organization). It aims to raise...

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Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

17 May 2021

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) was established to raise awareness of violations of LGBTQI rights, to highlight the work done to ensure global and universal respect for LGBTQI rights, engage people in dialogue, and stimulate action to combat...

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Democracy - meaningful youth participation - digitalisation: next steps

11-12 May 2021 Online

The steering group for a possible future Council of Europe youth campaign for revitalising democracy will meet for a second time on 11 and 12 May 2021 online. This time, its discussions will be guided by the decisions of the Joint Council of Youth (CMJ) from last March. During that meeting,...

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Call for service providers: Translation Services - Compasito manual

30 April 2021

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on the translation into Hungarian of its human rights education manual for children Compasito. In that context, it is looking for a Provider for the provision of translation services. Deadline for submission of tenders/offers ► 10 May...

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Launch of intensive online course for educational staff of youth centres in the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres network

28 April 2021

In 2020 the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres network introduced a long-term training strategy, consisting of e-learning phases and residential training sessions organised for educational staff of youth centres in the network. The main aim of the long-term educational programme...

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Co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Advisory Council on Youth intensifies

Bringing the youth perspective to the Council of Europe’s work is one of the Advisory Council’s main tasks. The Parliamentary Assembly, the Organisation’s democratic forum for debate, is composed of members of parliament of the 47 member states. Through co-operation with the Parliamentary...

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OSCE Chair-in-Office invites young people for an exchange of views in the EYCS

28 April 2021 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

During a visit to the Council of Europe on 28 April 2021, where she will meet Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General, and exchange views with the Committee of Ministers, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs and current Chair-in-Office of the OSCE, Ann Linde will pay a visit to the European...

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The Council of Europe youth sector moves forward with implementation of the European Youth Work Agenda

Meeting in March 2021, the Joint Council on Youth agreed the Council of Europe youth sector had a significant role to play in the implementation of the European Youth Work Agenda. The Committee of Ministers recommendation on youth work, adopted in 2017, will constitute the backbone of the youth...

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Buddy Bear inaugurated in the German garden of the European Youth Centre

To mark the 70th anniversary of Germany’s membership of the Council of Europe and in view of youth being a priority of its current Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, Germany has gifted a colourful “Berlin Buddy Bear” to the Council of Europe. The painted sculpture is a work of art by...

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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10 MAY 2021, 6 P.M. CET

Call for youth representatives to sit on the Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) 2022-23

4 May 2021

The deadline for the call for new members of the Advisory Council on Youth has been extended to Monday 10 May 2021, 6pm CET. If you experience any difficulties, please contact youthapplications[at]coe.int . Do you wish to contribute the voice of European youth to policymaking in the Council of...

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Youth Statement and Casting of flowers on the occasion of April 8 - International Roma Day 2021

Roma Youth: Together for Emancipation and Empowerment - Youth Statement

8 April 2021

Youth Statement A youth statement was prepared by the young people and representatives of Roma youth organisations networks who have met to share our experiences and together celebrate International Roma Day and the 50th anniversary of the first World Romani Congress. It states among other...

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International Roma Day

8 April 2021

On International Roma Day, 8 April, the Advisory Council on Youth sends its warm wishes to Roma and Travellers communities across Europe. International Roma Day recognises and celebrates Romani history and culture but also pays tribute to the work and great achievements of the Roma Movement and...

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Statutory bodies of the youth sector meet in plenary

22-24 March 2021 on-line

These fully online co-managed youth statutory meetings (CDEJ, CCJ and CMJ) were very well attended (more than 130 registered participants all in all) and successful. Despite the constraints related to the use of an online platform, they fulfilled their main objectives: Main outcomes of the CDEJ:...

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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 MARCH 2021

Roma Youth: Together for Emancipation and Empowerment

7-8-9 April 2021 online

The conference aims at strengthening the knowledge of Roma and Traveller history, culture and identity as a factor enhancing social inclusion and participation of Roma and Traveller young people. This online conference associates a wider audience of Roma and non-Roma stakeholders in the youth...

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STATEMENT BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON YOUTH

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2021

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Advisory Council on Youth would like to highlight the efforts of young people – particularly of those from marginalised and racialised groups – to put an end to racial discrimination through awareness-raising, demands for...

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Education and Training of Youth Workers in Europe Today

17 March 2021

The online Study Session on Education and Training of Youth Workers in Europe Today, organised in cooperation with ECYC - European Confederation of Youth Clubs, successfully took place last week. The activity explores the creation of frameworks for education and training for youth workers, based...

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Plenary meetings

Statutory bodies ensure the youth sector’s work can continue

22-24 March 2021 Online

In view of the continuing global pandemic, the co-managed statutory bodies will again meet online from 22 to 24 March 2021 in order to ensure it is business (almost) as usual for the Council of Europe youth sector. One-hundred and twenty members, observers and participants of the Joint Council on...

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EYCB25 - Share your EYCB memories!

#eycb25 #myeycbmemory

Do you remember entering the EYCB building for the very first time? Did you attend an event in the centre that had a huge impact on your personal and professional development? Did you engage in lively discussions on the balcony while enjoying the panoramic view of Budapest?

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Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

Addressing Islamophobia

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) expresses its concern at ongoing Islamophobia in Council of Europe member states and calls for action against discriminatory practices. Read the Advisory Council's statement The opinions expressed in this statement are those of the Advisory Council on Youth...

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Youth work promotes gender equality

8 March 2021

Gender equality has been a concern for the youth sector of the Council of Europe ever since its creation. The promotion of gender equality and combating any form of gender-based discrimination or gender inequality are at the heart of the Youth for Democracy programme of the Council of Europe....

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Focus for a future youth sector campaign!

Democracy - meaningful youth participation - digitalisation

2-3 March 2021 Online

The steering group of a future Council of Europe youth campaign for revitalising democracy met for the first time on 2 and 3 March 2021 online. Subject to sufficient resources, such a campaign could be launched in 2022 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the youth sector. In true...

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Promotional On-line Seminar

Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility and its role in the implementation of youth policies in member states

16 March 2021 On-line

The on-line promotional seminar “Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility and its role in the implementation of youth policies in member states” (16 March 2021), organised in co-operation with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), was an occasion to promote the European Youth Card as a tool for...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 APRIL 2021

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 1st semester 2022

headline 3 March 2021 Strasbourg & Budapest

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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Reports from study sessions held under COVID-19 measures

2 March 2021

Last September and October, the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg hosted two residential study sessions in partnership with DYPALL Network - Developing youth participation at the local level and YPAN - Youth Peace Ambassadors Network. The activities ran under specific health and sanitary...

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Applying intersectionality in the youth field

25 February 2021

The consultative meeting “Applying intersectionality in the youth field” is set up to search of a cooperative approach among youth organisations and other stakeholders in their work on non-discrimination. It takes place from 24-26 February online, with some 30 participants from different...

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Youth work: the role of local and regional authorities

During the meeting of its statutory forum (12 February 2021), the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities attested to its conviction that young people are powerful agents for change and that youth work makes an important contribution to allowing them to fulfil this role by...

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Compass programme on human rights education

22 February 2021 online

Preparing young people to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities and advocate for better education about human rights and fundamental freedoms is a task of youth and human rights organisations. Human rights activists, educators and youth leaders get together on 22 and...

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Greening the Council of Europe youth sector!

19 February 2021 Online

A new task force, set up by the Joint Council on Youth last October, will meet for the first time on 19 February 2021 to examine ways of greening the youth sector and including young people’s right to a healthy environment in the work. At a time when the Council of Europe is underlining the...

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Partial Agreement Board of Co-ordination - 45th meeting

18 March 2021 On-line

The 45th meeting of the Board of Co-ordination of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card took place on-line on 18 March 2021, ahead of the youth sector’s statutory bodies. This meeting was dedicated to the revision of the implementation of the Partial Agreement’s work...

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Get to know the new Partial Agreement logo!

This year the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card, together with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), will celebrate its 30th anniversary! The Partial Agreemeent was set up in 1991 on the initiative of the then Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Catherine...

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Council of Europe Grant Agreement with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA)

Grant Agreement for 2021 signed

The new Council of Europe Grant Agreement for this year with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) was signed in January 2021. The purpose of the agreement is the implementation of a number of joint activities of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card and EYCA, such...

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Project Routes 4U

A “Letter of Intent” on cooperation between the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA), Eurail and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) was signed by the Director General of Democracy Mrs. Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, on behalf of the...

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Deadline: 9 March 2021-12:00 noon

Promotional Seminar of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

16 March 2021 Online

Please note that the deadline for your expression of interest is Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 12:00 noon CET, to be sent to youthmobility@coe.int. The seminar is part of the 2021 programme of activities of the Council of Europe Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility and the European Youth Card...

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Consultative meeting "The climate crisis, young people and democracy"

16-18 February 2021 online

To reflect the growing concerns with the acuteness of the climate crisis and its impact on the present and future of current young generations, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe organises a consultative meeting which will take place on 16-18 February 2021 online. The meeting will be...

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Call for service providers: proofreading services for various publications and documents

10 February 2021

The Youth for Democracy Programme aims to find adequate responses to challenges related to human rights, personal development, meaningful participation and inclusion in society and to fears about climate change and the sustainability of democratic societies. By the inclusion of young people in...

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International Youth Summit hosted by EurOg Youth Centre

The International Human Rights Youth Summit took place online on the 18th December 2020 as a prelude to what can be achieved by young people around the issue of Covid-19. The event was hosted by EurOg which is one of the centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, KDYS...

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Follow-up meeting to the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC)

17 representatives of 11 youth centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres gathered on 21-22 January 2021 for a virtual follow-up meeting to the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) which took place in December last year. On the occasion of this unique event, the...

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ERYICA Publication

Youth Information and Counselling in Europe in 2020

In the framework of the Partnership Agreement between the Council of Europe and ERYICA, the two organisations published the Youth Information and Counselling in Europe in 2020 booklet. The publication gives a thorough overview of organisations that coordinate youth information services in Europe...

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The trainers are ready for 2021

22 January 2021

Over the current week, from 20-23 January, members of the Trainers Pool met for the 10th consultative meeting, and first one held online. The meeting brought together some 40 members of the Trainers Pool with the aim of reviewing the developments within the Council of Europe and its Youth for...

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Youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux: democracy, Covid and the upcoming statutory meetings

18-19 January 2021 Online

The Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) met online on 18 and 19 January 2021 to discuss the ongoing work of the Council of Europe youth sector in 2021 and beyond. During a stimulating debate with the Director of Democratic...

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Call for participants: Online Consultative Meeting - The climate crisis, young people and democracy

16-18 February 2021

To reflect the growing concerns with the acuity of the climate crisis and its impact on the present and future of the current youth generations Youth Department of the Council of Europe launches the call for the consultative meeting which will take place on 16-18 February 2021 online. The...

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Call for participants: Online Consultative Meeting APPLYING INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE YOUTH FIELD

24-26 February 2021

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MEETING The consultative meeting aims to build a common understanding of the experiences, opportunities and roles of the youth sector in promoting social inclusion, fostering active participation and combating discrimination taking an intersectional approach...

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Youth for Democracy in Ukraine

March 2020 to December 2021

Co-operation between the Council of Europe and Ukraine in the field of youth policy has been going on for several years through a bi-lateral programme of co-operation. The main activities have included an international review of Ukraine’s youth policy, the publication of the Compass manual in...

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Revitalising pluralistic democracies, live debate

11 January 2021

For its first event of 2021, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) of the Council of Europe is organising a discussion on “Revitalising pluralistic democracies” on 11 January 2021 at 5 pm CET. This topic is fundamental for ensuring democratic participation and the overall health of our democratic...

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Youth Sector Strategy 2030: brochure now available in 37 languages!

In 2020, the Committee of Ministers adopted the Council of Europe youth sector strategy 2030, which was officially launched by the Secretary General and the President of the Ministers' Deputies. Since then, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the capacity of this long-term strategy to respond...

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Youth sector statutory bodies’ Bureaux: straight down to business in 2021!

18-19 January 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to have a major negative impact on the lives of millions of young people in Europe, the Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) will meet online on 18 and 19 January 2021 to ensure the work of the...

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International seminar “Remembrance and Learning from the Second World War”

What may we take from the past to live better today and tomorrow?

23 December 2020

The international seminar “Remembrance and Learning from the Second World War” was held online from 14-18 December 2020 and brought together around 50 participants from 23 countries – youth activists and leaders, youth workers and representatives from local and regional authorities, educational...

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Vacancy notice - Technician - European Youth Centre Budapest

23 December 2020

The European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe Youth Department (Directorate General of Democracy - DG II) - is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of Technician (temporary employment, part-time). The deadline for applications is 12 January 2021, 17 hrs CET. ...

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The report of the Greek Chairmanship Seminar in the youth field is now available!

5-6 November 2020

The seminar “New challenges and opportunities for innovative youth services. The role of the European Youth Card in promoting the rights of young people in the post-Covid era” took place on the 5th and the 6th of November 2020, partly in Athens and partly on-ine, as part of the of the Greek...

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Active involvement of the Quality Label network of Youth Centres in the 3rd European Youth Work Convention

“The Bonn Process is our common effort and it is no less than the young people of Europe demand and deserve.” 21 representatives from 11 youth centres holding the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres participated in the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC) with the main aim to...

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The European Youth Centre Budapest is celebrating its 25th birthday!

15 December 2020

On 15 December 1995, the European Youth Centre Budapest was inaugurated. The second European Youth Centre, its mission was to extend the scope of the Council of Europe's work to include young people in central and eastern Europe and to be the Organisation’s institutional presence in the region....

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Discussion by the Russian Federation youth policy stakeholders

Нow to respond effectively and in time to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people and the youth policy sector

7-11 December 2020

From 7 to 11 December 2020 twenty-six participants from different regions of the Russian Federation took part in a training seminar “50-50” for specialists of local and regional authorities and representatives from non-governmental organisations working with young people from the Russian...

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Now available

Report of the Enter! Youth week ''Our Rights, Our Lives!''

The Report of the Enter! Youth Week ‘Our Rights, Our Lives!’ held in Strasbourg from 7-11 July 2019 is now available Please visit our webpage Enter! Youth Week. OUR LIVES. OUR RIGHTS (coe.int) or download it >>>

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New horizons of cooperation and hope in holding face-to-face events in 2021

Management Committee on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy

11 December 2020

This year, much is being done for the first time in an online format and the annual meeting of the Management Committee on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy is no exception. It was held on 11 December 2020 and brought together...

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Young people for human rights, now more than ever!

10 December 2020

On Human Rights Day, while celebrating the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Advisory Council on Youth is proud to support the Council of Europe in its aim to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law, while drawing attention to the challenges...

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Report of November seminar

Declaration on Youth Participation in AI Governance

On 23-27 November 2020, young people took part in a online seminar ''Artificial Intelligence: How can youth take part?'' The Declaration on Youth Participation in AI Governance is the outcome of the work done by the participants in the seminar, and is positioned within the wider framework of the...

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7–10 December 2020, 3rd European Youth Work Convention

Germany champions young people and youth work!

7 December 2020 Online from Bonn (Germany)

The German Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has put young people and youth work firmly amongst its priorities. The 3rd European Youth Work Convention, the flagship event, is taking place online from 7-10 December and is being attended by a thousand youth workers, young...

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European Youth Information Quality Label

The European Youth Information Quality Label, inspired by the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, is the result of two busy years of work in the framework of the Partnership Agreement between the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) and the Council of Europe....

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Remains Open Until 15 December

CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2021 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

5 November 2020

The call for COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s) to be held in 2021 is still open and all of you interested in the call are invited to submit the application form until 15 December. The COMPASS Training Courses in Human Rights Education are...

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3rd European Youth Work Convention

7-10 December 2020

On 7-10 December, Germany, which is currently holding both the EU Council Presidency and the Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of the Ministers, is hosting the 3rd European Youth Work Convention (EYWC). The Convention will take stock of the developments in youth work in Europe since...

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Human Rights Matter, a Road to Equality!

Compass training courses in Armenia - Armenian Progressive Youth (APY)

27 November - 1 December 2020

As part of the Youth for Democracy programme, this year two interrelated National Training Courses in Human Rights Education took place in late November in Armenia- the main intention behind organising two activities was to reach out to as many young people from two regions of Armenia as possible...

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Human Rights Matter, a Road to Equality!

Compass training courses in Armenia - Solution Hub

21-24 November 2020

As part of the Youth for Democracy programme, this year two interrelated National Training Courses in Human Rights Education took place in late November in Armenia- the main intention behind organising two activities was to reach out to as many young people from two regions of Armenia as possible...

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De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre receives Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres award

29 November 2020

De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2020-2022 and thus became the 14th youth centre to be honoured. The European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) decided to award the Quality Label to de Hoge...

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COVID-19 impact on the youth sector

Youth Partnership launches Knowledge HUB

23 November 2020

EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership explores the various effects of the pandemic on young people through their research networks and supports the partner institutions and other stakeholders in data collection and analysis of their findings. Illustration by Mireille van Bremen for EU-CoE...

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Supporting young people’s access to rights during the COVID-19 pandemic - responses of youth policy and youth work

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 50-50 training-seminar for local and regional authorities and youth organisations from the Russian Federation

20 November 2020

The Council of Europe Youth Department and the National Youth Council of Russia, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, are co-organising a training-seminar for specialists from local and regional authorities and youth organisations from the...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: How can youth take part?

19 November 2020

This online seminar will be held from 23 to 27 November for learning and knowledge-sharing around two key questions: What do young people need to know to feel part of the social, technological and political processes around AI? What should public and private actors in AI take into account to...

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