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Partnership objectives & projects


The main objectives of the EU-CoE youth partnership are to develop:

Social inclusion:

  • 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.


Projects 2010-2013

 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.:

  • The webportal, including the European Knowledge Center for Youth Policy and its database on European youth policy topics and country specific information;
  • The Training-Kits, the magazine Coyote and the series of Youth Knowledge books.


 Projects 2007  - 2009

Last update : 22/01/2013


Youth events calendar


New 2014 priority: the Joint Council on Youth encourages support for Ukrainian youth

Call for Tender – Co-ordination of the Council of Europe programme of international reviews of national youth policies in 2014-2016

Task Force on Fiscal Austerity in Europe – call for testimonies

Call for Papers: Youth in Europe – a Lost Generation?

Learning out of the Box – a new card game on learning

European programme at the 15th German Child and Youth Welfare Congress (DJHT), June 3—5, 2014, Berlin