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The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) elects its new Bureau!

25 May 2022

On 10 May 2022, the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) elected its new Bureau as follows: Spyros Papadatos, chair Alice Bergholtz, vice-chair Constantin-Alexandru Manda Nedeljka Borojević Nickolas Pagonakis (no photo available) The Bureau will hold its first meeting on 2 and 3 June 2022 in the...

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The European Youth Centres are ramping up their initiatives to promote fauna and flora

23 May 2022

Our commitment to biodiversity The European Youth Centres (EYCs) highlight recent initiatives to promote biodiversity in their garden and make their impact on the environment more positive, in response to suggestions from youth participants. Led by the statutory bodies of the youth sector, in...

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Training Course on the Essentials of Non-Formal Education

17 May 2022

The Training Course on the Essentials of NFE took place in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 9-14 May 2022. The TC was designed to support participants in applying non-formal education methodology in youth activities organised in partnership with the Youth Department, in using Council of...

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Youth Here: Democracy Now! Apply now to take part in the Council of Europe Youth Action Week (Strasbourg, 27 June – 2 July 2022, DL 19 May 2022, 11AM CET)

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe launches the call for participants for the Youth Here: Democracy Now! The Council of Europe Youth Action Week which will take place in Strasbourg between 27 June and 2 July 2022. The Youth Action Week is the flagship event of the Democracy Here |...

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The European University on youth policies - 2022 edition - Malta

27-29 April 2022 St Venera, Malta

The European University on youth policies took place in Malta, St Venera, on 27-29 April 2022 The European University on youth policies took place in Malta, St Venera, on 27-29 April 2022. The University is part of the Council of Europe’s package of youth policy development measures and aims to...

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9 to 13 May 2022, European Youth Centre Budapest

50/50 training - Strengthening co-operation and partnership for youth participation and youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-13 May 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

To contribute to the promotion of youth participation in decision-making processes and in the implementation of youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is organising a training for...

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Conference “Reshaping Democracy and Public Space in Europe: What Place for Young Journalists and the New Media?” (2 May, 16:00 - 18:15, European Youth Centre Strasbourg)

In the context of the European Year of Youth and the World Press Freedom Day (3rd of May), the EU Delegation and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with EUNIC Strasbourg will organise a local thematic conference bringing together young journalists and policy-makers in a...

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50/50 Training seminar & CDEJ Spring University

25-29 April 2022 La Valletta, Malta

THE 50/50 TRAINING SEMINAR “Synergies to implement the Youth Work Recommendation CM/Rec (2017)4: Can the European Youth Card be used as the policy tool?” (25-26 April 2022) and the European University on Youth Policies (so called CDEJ Spring University, 27-29 April 2022) will be organised in La...

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Happy INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY!

8 April 2022 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

Participants of the seminar Roma Youth Together, held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 April celebrated the International Roma Day in a flower-casting ceremony over the river Ill. They did it in the company of Bjorn Berge, Deputy Secretary of the Council of Europe who, in...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 APRIL 2022

Call for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest - 1st semester 2023

2 March 2022

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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Training Course on AI Literacy with young people

6 April 2022 European Youth Centre Budapest

The Training Course on AI Literacy with young people took place in the EYCB 28 March to 1 April 2022. The course brought together young multipliers to explore what AI Literacy is, to understand where AI exists in young people’s every-day life and to discuss what youth organisations need in order...

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The CMJ expresses its unwavering solidarity and support to Ukraine

1 April 2022

At its 46th meeting (Strasbourg, 22-23 March 2022), the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) adopted a statement in which it expressed its unwavering solidarity and support to Ukraine. The Joint Council pledged to assist its Ukrainian partners in meeting present and future challenges by mobilising the...

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Deadline for applications: 13:00 PM (CET), Friday, 25 April 2022

Call for participants: Advocacy and action for inclusion of young refugees

28 March 2022

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is launching a call for participants for the training course for young refugees and youth leaders to design and apply advocacy projects to promote the human rights and social inclusion of young refugees. The course will strengthen the conceptual...

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The youth statutory committees set the road map for the new four-year programming period

22-23 March 2022 Strasbourg and online

The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) met for the first time in the new four-year programming period on 22 and 23 March 2022. Meeting in hybrid format, this was the first time the members had been able to meet in person since October 2019. The statutory meetings were held at a sombre time, under the...

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Strasbourg and online, 21 March 2022, 14:00 -15:00 Strasbourg time

Launching event of the campaign

21 March 2022 Strasbourg

The official launch of the Democracy Here | Democracy Now takes place on 21 March 2022, 14:00-15:00 Strasbourg time in the Foyer of the Assembly in Palais d'Europe. The event is also livestreamed here. The programme of the launching event includes addresses from: Mr. Bjørn Berge, Deputy...

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Deadline for applications: 20 March 2022, 23:59 CET

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on Essentials of Non-Formal Education for organisers and facilitators of study sessions at the European Youth Centres and of projects supported by the European Youth Foundation

2 March 2022

The training course on essentials of non-formal education for facilitators will bring together young people who are trainers, facilitators or organisers of non-formal education activities and are likely to be involved in upcoming study sessions or activities supported by the European Youth...

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Statement of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

24 February 2022

The Advisory Council on Youth echoes the statement of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in “condemning the Russian military attack against Ukraine in flagrant violation of the Statute of Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights.” These attacks will have...

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9 to 13 May 2022, Budapest

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 23 MARCH: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: 50/50 training - Strengthening co-operation and partnership for youth participation and youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 March 2022

To contribute to the promotion of youth participation in decision-making processes and in the implementation of youth policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is organising a training for...

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On the occasion of the International Roma Day

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Seminar on Roma youth participation and empowerment ROMA YOUTH TOGETHER 2022

8 March 2022

The seminar Roma Youth Together 2022 will bring together 30 young people who are youth leaders or youth workers in Roma and Travellers communities. It is organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in cooperation with Phiren Amenca International, ERGO Network and the European Roma...

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De Hoge Rielen Youth Centre in Belgium officially receives the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres

18 February 2022

On the 5th February 2022, de Hoge Rielen Youth Centre (Kasterlee, Belgium) received officially the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres in an award ceremony that was held in the presence of Mr Benjamin Dalle, Flemish Minister of Brussels, Youth and Media and Ms Antje Rothemund, Head...

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Online Preparatory Seminar of Compass National and Regional Training Courses (NRTCs) 2022 on Human Rights Education.

18 February 2022

The preparatory seminar took place on 11, 14, 15 February 2022 and gathered 30 representatives from 12 organisations coming from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain. The purpose of the online preparatory meeting was to...

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Deadline to apply 1st April 2022

50-50 Seminar of the PA on Youth Mobililty through the Youth Card

25-26 April 2022 Malta

The 50/50 seminar on “Synergies to implement the Youth Work Recommendation CM/Rec (2017)4: Can the European Youth Card be used as the policy tool?” is organised as part of the 2022 work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. It is particularly dedicated to...

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Greece joins the Partial Agreement on youth mobility through the youth card

1st February 2022

On 25 January 2022, Greece joined the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card, thus becoming its 23rd member. The overall objective of the Partial Agreement is for member governments and EYCA member organisations to work together to create better mobility solutions for young...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training Course on AI literacy with young people

28 January 2022

Supporting youth leaders and multipliers to address the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on young people’s lives and access to human rights 28 March – 1 April 2022 , European Youth Centre Budapest The training course will build on previous work done by the Council of Europe in the area of...

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Bureaux of the Youth sector statutory committees meet online

20-21 January 2022 Online

The Bureaux of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) and of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) held their first meetings of the year online on 20 and 21 January 2022. In their joint meeting, the newly recruited campaign co-ordinator for the 2022 youth campaign “Democracy Here....

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Deadline extended: 24 January 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Become Youth Delegate of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 2022

Are you aged 18-30, active in youth work at local or regional level, interested in participating in policy making and having good writing and public speaking skills? If your answer is yes, apply by 24 January 2022 to become Youth Delegate of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the...

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Deadline: 9 February 2022

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: FORUM ON CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION – Turin

13 January 2022

Forum on the present and future of citizenship and human rights education in Europe Turin, Italy, 11-13 April 2022 The Forum on Human Rights and Citizenship Education will bring together up to 300 participants (offline and online) who are involved in HRE/EDC with young people and children in...

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Annual Report 2021 published

12 January 2022

The annual report 2021 of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card is now available Read the annual report

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Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card

Grant Agreement 2022 with EYCA has just been signed

12 January 2022

The Grant Agreement for 2022 between the Council of Europe and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) has just been signed. It is aimed at the implementation of the current year's work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. In line with the priorities...

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Tender for catering services for the European Youth Centre Budapest

22 December 2021

We would like to invite you to our call for Tenders: «Catering services for the European Youth Centre Budapest of the Council of Europe» : Vision (vortal.biz) In order to participate, please register on our paperless purchases’ e-procurement platform by clicking on “access opportunity” then...

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Online Youth Peace Conference

17 December 2021

On 13 December 2021 a Youth Peace Conference was organised online to bring together organisers and participants of the Youth Peace Week 2021 and of Local Peace Camps; to share lessons learnt and to get inspired to continue the work. About 30 participants took part in the event. In smaller...

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The Fair: A game to explore human rights

10 December 2021

On Human Rights Day we are pleased to share with you an interactive game to learn and explore universal human rights. The Fair is based on activities from Compass, the manual on human rights education with young people. Try it, share it, and provide us your feedback. Happy Human Rights Day!

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Youth Delegation at the Internet Governance Forum in Katowice, Poland!

9 December 2021

In 2021 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brought together around 8000 participants representing diverse stakeholder groups to exchange information and share good policies and practices relating to the Internet and technologies. One part of the Youth Department’s delegation is present in Katowice...

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End of term evaluation visit of the Quality Label Expert Team to Marienthal Youth Centre, Luxembourg

7 December 2021

An end-of-term visit of the Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres took place in Marienthal Youth Centre, Luxembourg on 1-2 December 2021. The aim of the visit was to evaluate the youth centre’s implementation of the 15 quality criteria of the Quality Label which Marienthal youth...

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YOUTH POLICY: FROM STANDARDS TO PRACTICE

2 December 2021

The seminar "Youth policy: from standards to practice" about the Council of Europe standards on youth policy and youth work and their application in national policies and programmes has been organised in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation from 29 November to 2 December 2021. Forty-five...

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Human Rights in Everyday Life: Compasito training course in Brussels

26 November 2021

Foyer des Jeunes des Marolles in Brussels, Belgium, organised and hosted the first training course on human rights education based on Compasito, the manual for human rights education with children. The course was held from 22 to 26 November and brought together participants from a variety of...

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DEMOCRACY HERE. DEMOCRACY NOW.

26 November 2021

The youth campaign for revitalising democracy is taking shape! Some 40 youth leaders and representatives of youth structures and youth organisations met at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 23 to 25 November for the inception seminar of the new campaign. The participants reviewed the...

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12th European Platform for Youth Centres in the Quality Label network

25 November 2021

The annual European Platform for Youth Centres awarded with the Council of Europe Quality Label was organised this year in a hybrid format at the European Youth Centre Budapest, with participants present in person from 11 youth centres and with participants from another 7 youth centres connected...

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Enhancing the Role of Youth Centres in Azerbaijan

22 November 2021

Representatives of 22 Youth Houses and 52 Youth Development and Career Centres in Azerbaijan took an active participation in a seminar dedicated to developing participatory, needs-based and youth-centred approaches for these facilities. The online seminar took place on 18 and 19 November and is...

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Deadline: 19 December 2021 (at 23:00 CET)

CALL FOR ACTIVITIES: 2022 COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s)

19 November 2021

The call for COMPASS National and Regional Training Courses in Human Rights Education (NRTC’s) to be held in 2022 is open and invites to all interested candidate organizations to apply. The COMPASS Training Courses in Human Rights Education are strategic national or regional activities for the...

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DEADLINE: 26 November 2021 / CPOK: 26 ноября 2021

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: International Youth Seminar “REMEMBRANCE AND LEARNING FROM WORLD WAR II”

16 November 2021

A Seminar to explore the past together in order to create a peaceful future Saint-Petersburg, the Russian Federation 14-18 December 2021 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR Aim: to discuss the meaning and relevance of remembrance activities, starting with but also going beyond issues related to...

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The Advisory Council on Youth at the World Forum for Democracy

8 to 10 November 2021

The 9th World Forum for Democracy this week asked the burning question on everyone’s lips: On a planet in crisis, does democracy have what it takes to save the environment? The Advisory Council on Youth, which this year put the climate crisis on the agenda of the youth sector’s co-managed...

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Training seminar “Together Have Your Say!” in Kyiv

8 November 2021

Training seminar “Together Have Your Say!” a so-called “50-50” model was held in Kyiv from 25 to 29 October 2021. The welcoming session of the training seminar was attended by Steen Nørlov, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine and by the Maryna Popatenko, the Deputy Minister of Youth...

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European Youth Card as a tool to build resilient communities

Youth Conference ReStart ReNew ReIntegrate

29 October 2021 Budapest/hybrid

On 29 October 2021, a seminar of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card took place in Budapest in the framework of the Youth Conference ''ReStart ReNew ReIntegrate-Opportunities for young people after coronavirus'' held under the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Council of...

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Deadline to apply 9 November 2021!

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Inception Seminar - Campaign "Youth for Democracy for Youth"

27 October 2021

A Youth Campaign for Revitalising Democracy The Joint Council on Youth decided in October 2021 the modalities of a youth campaign for revitalising democracy. The campaign will run between March and October 2022 with a flagship event in Strasbourg in June. The campaign will address three major...

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2022: a youth campaign for revitalising democracy!

October 2021

At its meeting on 12 and 13 October 2021, the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ) approved a proposal to launch, in 2022, a youth campaign for revitalising democracy. Youth for democracy, democracy for youth (working title) will be the rallying cry for this new youth campaign which is being organised at...

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Extended call for study sessions on Roma Youth Participation

25 October 2021

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe has extended the call for activities to be held in cooperation with the European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest on the topic of Roma youth participation. Therefore, it invites non-governmental youth organisations, networks and other...

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The Advisory Council on Youth addresses Europe’s presidents of parliaments

21 October 2021 Athens

“A new protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to a healthy environment is in your hands”. This was the message Spyros Papadatos, Bureau member of the Advisory Council on Youth, gave to the Presidents of the Parliaments of the 47 Council of Europe member states on 21...

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Launch event for the 3rd edition of Compasito

20 October 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

The launch event for the 3rd edition of "Compasito - Manual for Human Rights Education with Children" was organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers on 20 October 2021 at the European Youth Centre Budapest....

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COMPASITO training course

21 December 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

Enabling children and young people to learn and to exercise their right to human rights education Thirty youth workers and educators attend this training courses, co-organised by the Children’s Rights Division and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The course is based on Compasito,...

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The role of the European Youth Card in supporting a resilient generation

Mental health in digital environments

18 October 2021 online

On 18 October 2021, an online seminar “Mental health in digital environments - The role of European Youth Card in supporting a resilient generation” took place on-line, organised by the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility, EYCA and the Slovenian Youth Agency (SLOAM). As one of the strongest side...

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20 October 2021 (Wednesday), 11:30-13:00 / 2021. október 20. (szerda), 11:30-13:00

Launch of 3rd Edition of Compasito: A manual for Human Rights Education with Children / A Compasito: Kézikönyv a gyermekek emberi jogi neveléséhez 3. kiadásának könyvbemutatója

18 October 2021 European Youth Centre Budapest

We kindly invite you to attend the Launch event of the 3rd edition of Compasito: A manual for Human Rights Education with Children organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Compasito is the Council of...

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The role of the European Youth Card in connecting emerging topics with youth policy development.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS-Seminar: "Reimagine our future: youth policies meeting new realities"

18-19 November 2021 Online

The seminar “Reimagining our future: youth policies meeting new realities” is organised as part of the 2021 work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card. It will offer policymakers and other stakeholders the space to debate and reflect on emerging topics that...

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Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth

World Mental Health Day 2021

10 October 2021

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) releases a statement on World Mental Health 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 Council of Europe or its member states.

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Call for participants: International seminar "Youth policy: from standards to practice"

6 October 2021

An international seminar about Council of Europe standards on youth policy and youth work and their application in national policies and programmes The Council of Europe Youth Department, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the National Youth Council of...

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Call for service providers: Purchase of Communication services - Youth campaign for revitalising democracy

5 October 2021

The Council of Europe is currently implementing, until October 2022, a Project of a Youth campaign for revitalising democracy. In that context, it is looking for a Provider for the provision of communication services and products for the campaign. Tender file Deadline for submission of...

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Youth sector statutory meetings, 11-13 October 2021

A time for stocktaking and for laying the foundations for the next stage

11-13 October 2021 Online

The youth statutory bodies will meet online for the last time in the 2020-21 biennium on 11-13 October 2021. It will be a time for assessing implementation of the Youth for Democracy Programme, but also for taking decisions for the youth sector’s future work. The Joint Council on Youth (CMJ)...

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14 September 2021

North Macedonia joins the Partial Agreement on youth mobility through the youth card!

14 September 2021

On 14 September 2021, North Macedonia joined the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card, thus becoming its 22nd member. The overall objective of the Partial Agreement is for member governments and EYCA member organisations to work together to create better mobility solutions...

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The EYCS is hosting activities again and offering new features!

Staff and participants alike are delighted to be back in the EYCS, where our sanitary protocols and protective measures ensure the utmost attention is paid to everyone’s health and well-being. The EYCS made the most of the Covid-19-imposed closure to renovate 28 bedrooms – we hope our guests will...

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The right to have a say – Study session on access to rights for young people from minority groups and communities

20-25 September 2021 European Youth Centre Strasbourg

The Study session Unrepresented Diplomats: European Minority Youth on Shrinking Civic Space, Political Participation and Freedom of Association was held between 20-25 September at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. The activity supported youth leaders from among minority and indigenous...

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The role of European Youth Card in supporting a resilient generation

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS-Seminar: ''Mental health in digital environments".

18 October 2021 Online and Ljubljana, Slovenia

On 18 October 2021, the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card and its partner the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) organise, together with the Slovenian Youth Agency (SLOAM), an online seminar: ‘’ Mental health in digital environments - The role of European Youth Card...

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Statement by the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ)

European Action Day Against Islamophobia

21 September 2021

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) releases a statement on European Action Day Against Islamophobia. 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 Council of Europe or its member...

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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

Compasito Training Course for human rights education with children

17 – 24 OCTOBER 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 “[email protected]: 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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