The University on Youth and Development is an activity jointly organised by the North-South
Centre of the Council of Europe, the Spanish Government (INJUVE), the European Youth Forum (YFJ),
the Spanish Youth Council (CJE) and other international youth organisations.
Since its first edition in 2000, the University takes place once a year bringing together
representatives of youth organisations and youth movements from all over the world who gather in
the CEULAJ (Euro-Latin-American Youth Centre) to discuss, train and be trained as well as to take
political action around the main issues on the global agenda.
In 2012 the University on Youth and Development will be gathering for the 13th time and
therefore renewed hopes and aspirations, objectives and challenges are launched to the partners to
reinforce this as the space and home of Global Youth Work and of the Global Youth Movement.
- To create a political space where youth can act upon and acknowledge the role they play in
- To initiate and encourage a debate aimed at defining the role youth play in elaborating
development policies and in co-operation for development initiatives.
- To facilitate a process aimed at defining and implementing projects within the field of
Date and length of the Activities
The University will be held from the 16th to 23rd September 2012.
The main arrival day for participants to the University is the 16th of September and the
Departure day is the 23rd. Activities are therefore foreseen to have the length of 6 days starting
on the 17th and closing on the 22nd of September. Partners should also consider the weekend 15th to
16th for preparatory meetings and preparatory work.
Main Criteria for the activities:
- organised by youth and youth serving organisations and having young people as target group (age
between 18 -35);
- have a theme and aims that constitute a relevant contribution to the aims of the University,
(activities related to capacity building and youth empowerment)
- have a Global or Interregional (i.e. Euro-Mediterranean, Afro-Asian, Euro-African, etc) scope,
both in terms of the participants and the content. The University partners will particularly value
activities involving Asian participants.
- involve a maximum of 25 participants;
- seek gender balance in terms of the participants
- commitment of the partner towards the Joint Programme of the University
Activities organised in partnership between various organisations and resulting in partnerships
and co-operation processes are highly encouraged. The University itself is result of these kinds of
Deadline for submitting a proposal for an activity
The enclosed form proposing an activity to be held at the 13th University on Youth and
Development should be returned to the North-South Centre by email, by
17th February 2012 to
Enclosed documents, North-South Centre's Website (www.nscentre.org) and website of the University on Youth
and Development (www.uyd.me).