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4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
4 Decades of Youth Participation
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4 Decades of Youth Participation

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Ulrich Bunjes from the Council of Europe's Youth Directorate on the 40 years of their experience in sharing power and co-managing the youth sector together with young people and their organisations.

Ulrich Bunjes from the Council of Europe's Youth Directorate on the 40 years of their experience in sharing power and co-managing the youth sector together with young people and their organisations.

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  • This presentation was given by Mr Ulrich Bunjes, Head of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, on the occasion of the « London Youth Policy Symposium » organised by the Open Society Foundations and the British Council on 17 and 18 May 2011. The author can be reached at [email_address] © 2011
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    • 1. 40 years of youth participation in Europe Co-management in the Council of Europe A presentation at the London Youth Policy Symposium, 17-18 May 2011
    • 2. The Europe of the 47+
      • The Council of Europe was founded in 1949
      • Human rights, democracy and the rule of law
      • Almost all European countries
      • Wider co-operation in the cultural field
    • 3. Youth policy since the 1970s
      • Education and training facilities
      • Financial grants
      • Standard-setting
      • Policy advice
      • Youth research
    • 4. The instruments
      • European Youth Centre Strasbourg 1972 
      • European Youth Foundation 1972 
      • European Youth Centre Budapest 1995 
      • Youth-related conventions and recommendation
      • “ Soft monitoring ”
      • International networking
    • 5. The co-management approach
      • Governments and youth organisations
      • “ Nothing about young people – without young people ”
    • 6. The technicalities
      • Meet twice/year
      • Decide on policies and standards
      • Decide on programmes
      • Decide on grants to youth NGOs
      • Decide on joint representation
      47+ governments 30 youth NGOs (rotating)
    • 7. Which NGOs participate?
      • A selection from a huge pool of partners
      • All recognised types ( “ families ” ) of youth NGOs
      • Based in any of 50 European countries
      • 60% INGYOs, 23% national youth councils and 17% NGOs “ involved in other areas of youth work ”
      • At least 17% INGYOs non-affiliated to YFJ
    • 8. The value of co-management
      • Unique decision-making system at level of intergovernmental organisations
      • “ Walk the talk ” : participation in practice
      • Cascading: knock-on effects at national and local level
      • Training political competencies
      • Example of best practice for other sectors, e.g. education
    • 9. To know more
      • www.coe.int/youth
      • [email_address]
    • 10. Thanks.

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