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The combined efforts of the Council of Europe youth sector, member states and youth organisations are contributing to the development of youth work policy and practices in Europe.
Co-operation and synergies between the different stakeholders are key to ensuring the successful dissemination and implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)4. Below is a list of activities that have been and will be implemented over the next few years.
Progress in the implementation of this recommendation will be assessed five years after its adoption, that is to say in 2023, when the Joint Council on Youth will review:
- any measures that member states have undertaken and any results;
- any projects and initiatives carried out by youth organisations;
- any plans or projects carried out by or with local/regional authorities;
- the results and outcomes of the ad hoc high-level task force on youth work.
Activities in 2020
- 3rd European Youth Work Convention, 7-10 December 2020, online;
- Translations in Russian and German of the user-friendly version of the Youth work Recommendation will be published in October 2020;
- Members states continue to translate the Recommendation into additional non-official languages (Norwegian)
Activities in 2019:
Activities in 2018:
- The Youth Department organised two meetings of the ad hoc high-level task force on youth work (in Strasbourg on 7-8 February 2018 and in Budapest on 4-5 July 2018);
- It also organised one training for the educational staff of the youth centres in the Quality Label Network in Marienthal (Luxembourg) from 26 February to 1 March 2018, and a meeting of the European Platform of Youth Centres in the European Youth Centre Budapest from 4 to 6 June 2018;
- Various projects and activities on youth work, organised by youth organisations, were financed by the European Youth Foundation;
- The European Youth Forum organised its Youth Forum Academy on 28 June 2018;
- A preliminary exchange of views was held on the 3rd European Youth Convention in the European Youth Centre in Budapest on 3 July;
- A number of study sessions were organised on youth work development and recognition;
- The EU-CoE youth partnership organised a workshop on “Learning from the history of international youth organisations and their impact on youth work practice today” in Ljubljana from 2 to 4 October 2018;
- The Youth Department organised a seminar on the implementation of the ENTER! and youth work recommendations entitled "From policy to practice: youth work supporting access of young people to social rights" in Kazan, Russian Federation, from 9 to 12 October 2018;
- In October, the Youth Department produced a “Postcard” which contains a snapshot of the key recommendations and invites the reader to consult them online;
- The EU-CoE youth partnership organised a seminar on the state of youth work in South-East Europe on 13 to 15 November 2018 in Ljubljana (Slovenia);
- Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (including dissemination of Recommendation): Malta, 6-8 November 2018;
- The EU-CoE youth partnership published its mapping on the educational paths of youth workers;
- The EU-CoE youth partnership published “History of youth work” (volume 6);
- Member states continue to translate the Recommendation into additional non-official languages (German, Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Ukrainian).