2020-21 Priorities of the Council of Europe youth sector

The strategic priorities for each biennial programme of the youth sector are defined by the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), which is the central co‐managed political body of the youth sector.

The three strategic priorities for the 2020‐21 biennium will be to focus on:

  • promoting young people's access to rights and supporting them in advocating education for human rights and democracy;
  • facilitating young people's autonomy and participation through the promotion of youth policies and youth work, as well as support for youth civil society;
  • engaging young people in peace-building and social cohesion, to combat discrimination and exclusion.


The following expected results and programme orientations have been defined for 2020-21.