partial agreement on youth mobilty logoThe Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card was set up in 1991 at the initiative of the then Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Catherine Lalumière, following the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth held in Lisbon (Portugal). At this Conference, the ministers advocated an increase in mobility of young people between the East and the West.

The Committee of Ministers' Resolution ResAP(1991) revised in 2003 (Resolution ResAP(2003)1) institutes a Partial Agreement on the Youth Card for the purpose of promoting and facilitating youth mobility in Europe. The Partial Agreement is part of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and thus follows the priorities and objectives of both the youth sector and the Council of Europe as a whole.

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Aims of the partial agreement

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 people. This general objective implies two main aims:

Partial agreement member States

25 members: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland.

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Council of Europe Directorate of Democratic Participation
Youth Department
Youth Policy Division
Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card
F – 67075 Strasbourg Cedex

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