Partnership objectives & projects
The main objectives of the EU-CoE youth partnership are to develop:
- to strengthen the social inclusion of young people, particularly those most disadvantaged;
- to combat exclusion, precarious social conditions and marginalisation;
- to improve access to employment, entrepreneurship, education and training;
- to promote intergenerational dialogue and solidarity and foster equal opportunities for all, especially those at risk of exclusion;
- to promote young people’s health and well-being.
Democracy and human rights, democratic citizenship and youth participation:
- to make young people aware of human rights and foster youth participation, voluntary activities and democratic citizenship as well as to promote gender equality;
- to address issues relating to sustainable development, the environment and climate change.
Intercultural dialogue and diversity:
- to foster intercultural dialogue and youth work in a multicultural environment and to promote responses to racism, intolerance and discrimination;
- to support peace-building and inter-regional co-operation;
- to support co-operation with regions outside Europe;
- to support young people’s creativity and participation in culture.
In the period 2010-2013 the European Commission and the Council of Europe specifically cooperate in the following fields of action:
I) Promoting knowledge-based youth policy by developing and providing efficient tools, e.g.:
An improved European Knowledge Center for Youth Policy (EKCYP);
An efficient and effective co-operation and networking structure in research;
Thematic fora, seminars and events in order to enhance knowledge on youth.
II) Supporting youth work and building capacity of youth workers at European level, eg:
Recognition of youth work and non-formal learning;
Innovation of youth work related training;
Exchange of good practice and supporting related policy measures (peer reviews).
III) Paying special attention to the geographical scope of its initiatives prioritising as follows:
CoE Member States which are candidate countries to the EU (South-East Europe);
CoE Member States which are part of the EU Neighbourhood Policy (including the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean) and the Russian Federation;
Other countries on demand, such as the current EU-Africa cooperation.
IV) Gathering, disseminating and providing information and publications on youth, e.g.:
Projects 2007 - 2009
Last update : 22/01/2013