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DEMYC Study Session: “Empowering Women in Democratic Processes” …

DEMYC Study Session: “Empowering Women in Democratic Processes”
21-25 June, Prague – Czech Republic

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  • 1. The Council of Europe and its Youth Sector
  • 2. Council of Europe
  • 3. Council of Europe
    • 47 member states
      • 800 million Europeans
        • Founded in 1949
          • Based in Strasbourg
  • 4. Key Values
    • Human Rights
    • Democracy
    • Rule of Law
  • 5. CoE - 47 member states EU - 27 member states CoE is not EU
  • 6. Key bodies of the Council of Europe
    • Committee of Ministers
    • Parliamentary Assembly
    • The Congress of Local and
    • Regional Authorities of Europe
    • European Court of Human Rights
    • Secretariat General
  • 7. Abridged Council of Europe’s Secretariat Secretary General (Terry Davis) DG Democracy Political Affairs DG Legal Affairs DG Human Rights DG III Social Cohesion DG IV Education Culture Heritage Y Y o o u u t t h h & & S S p p o o r r t t DG Administration & Logistics Directorate of Youth & Sport Y Y o o u u a a r r e e h h e e r r e e ! ! Directorate of School, Out of School and Higher Education Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • 8. Framework Cultural Convention
    • Contribute to safeguarding and promoting common cultural heritage in Europe
    • 47 CoE member states plus 2 non-member states, Belarus and the Holy See.
  • 9. Aim of the Directorate of Youth
    • Providing young people and policy makers with learning opportunities in order to build youth policy and youth work throughout Europe.
  • 10. COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS (supreme decision-making body) EUROPEAN STEERING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH (CDEJ) (governmental partners) ADVISORY COUNCIL ON YOUTH (CCJ) (non-governmental partners) JOINT COUNCIL ON YOUTH (CMJ) (co-managed central political Body) PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE ON YOUTH (CPJ) (executive Body of CMJ)
  • 11. Priority Programmes of Youth Sector 2006-2009 Human rights education and intercultural dialogue Youth participation and democratic citizenship Social cohesion and inclusion of young people Youth policy development
  • 12. Priority Programmes of Youth Sector 2010-2012 Human rights and democracy Living together in diverse societies Social inclusion of young people Policy approaches and instruments benefiting young people and children
  • 13. Instruments I European Youth Foundation
    • Set up in 1972 to provide financial support for international youth activities carried out by youth organisations.
    • The EYF may contribute to the financing of the following activities:
    • International youth meetings ;
    • Youth activities other than meetings;
    • Administration of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks;
    • Pilot projects
  • 14. Instruments II European Youth Centres
    • Budapest and Strasbourg
    • Study sessions, Training courses, Seminars, Symposia, Forums
    • plenary rooms with interpretation, small working rooms, computers with internet access, bedrooms, kitchen, leisure facilities
  • 15.
    • Diversity, Human Rights and Participation
    Instruments III European Youth Campaign 2006/2007
  • 16. Instruments IV Partnerships
    • Partnership programme between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth
    • ERYICA – youth information and counselling
    • European Network of Youth Centres
    • Partial Agreement with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA)
  • 17. Instruments V Publications
    • COMPASS – Human Rights Education
    • COMPASITO – HRE for Children
    • Companion – Campaign Guide
    • Gender Matters – Gender-Based Violence
    • Charter Manual – Participation
    • T-Kits
  • 18. Intercultural learning Working with multipliers Young people as a resource Human rights approach Youth Participation Quality Co-management Values and principles in the Directorate of Youth and Sport’s activities
  • 19. Challenges faced by the DYS
    • Language as a barrier for the inclusion of all young people
    • Reaching non organised youth
    • Lack of mobility in Europe (visas)
    • Building bridges between excluded communities
    • Opening to young people outside Europe
    • More work with disabled young people
  • 20. More information