Youth policy resources
Youth policy essentials, Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of Youth
This booklet provides an overview of the main concepts, principles and challenges of youth policy and is meant to answer questions such as how youth policy can enable young people to be active citizens, how it can support young people to be included in society and to realise their aspirations and potential.
Insights into youth policy governance, Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of Youth
This publication engages with three specific questions: how is youth policy established in a country - what context defines it? Who is responsible for youth policy at various levels? And what places does youth participation have in youth policy governance?
Youth policy manual, how to develop a national youth strategy, Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of Youth
This manual provides concrete and useful information about how to develop a national youth strategy. It presents examples of how young people can be involved and how European institutions work in the youth policy field.
Toolkit on quality standards for youth policy, European Youth Forum.
This is a practical tool for youth organisations to assess the state of youth policy in their context, be it national, regional, local or European. It provides tools, tips and tricks to look at youth policy and identify what is working well and what is not.
For further resources on youth policy, please consult the sections below