The European Steering Committee on Youth developed a project to promote the European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe as standard-setting instruments and examples of good practice for youth policy, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe welcomed the initiative for an initial pilot phase of three years, starting in 2010.

This project aims at knowledge sharing and networking among youth centres across Europe.

It consists of three main elements:

  • a Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, to be awarded to youth centres that meet a set of quality criteria;
  • an annual meeting of a European Platform of Youth Centres to ensure networking among centres recognised with the label and those aspiring to its acquisition;
  • an annual training course for educational staff of youth centres.

The European Platform of Youth Centres is organised annually and is a platform for exchange and knowledge sharing among the centres associating to the Council of Europe.

 The use of the Quality Labelled youth centres is also encouraged by the European Youth Foundation to organise EYF-supported activities.

 More information about grants provided by the EYF


 Added value of the quality label for candidate centres

Labelled youth centres