The Council of Europe and its  Youth Sector
Council of Europe
Council of Europe <ul><li>47 member states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>800 million Europeans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foun...
Key Values <ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Law </li></ul>
  CoE -  47 member states EU -  27 member states CoE is not EU
Key bodies  of the Council of Europe <ul><li>Committee of Ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Parliamentary Assembly </li></ul><ul...
Abridged Council of Europe’s Secretariat Secretary General (Terry Davis) DG Democracy Political  Affairs DG Legal  Affairs...
Framework Cultural Convention <ul><li>Contribute to safeguarding and promoting common cultural heritage in Europe </li></u...
Aim of the Directorate of Youth <ul><li>Providing young people and policy makers with learning opportunities in order to b...
COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS (supreme decision-making body) EUROPEAN STEERING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH (CDEJ) (governmental partners)...
Priority Programmes of Youth Sector 2006-2009 Human rights education and intercultural dialogue Youth participation and de...
Priority Programmes of Youth Sector 2010-2012 Human rights and democracy Living together in diverse societies Social inclu...
Instruments I   European Youth Foundation   <ul><li>Set up in 1972 to  provide financial support  for international youth ...
Instruments II   European Youth Centres <ul><li>Budapest and Strasbourg </li></ul><ul><li>Study sessions, Training courses...
<ul><li>Diversity, Human Rights and Participation </li></ul><ul><li>http://alldifferent-allequal.info </li></ul>Instrument...
Instruments IV   Partnerships <ul><li>Partnership programme between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in t...
Instruments V   Publications <ul><li>COMPASS –  Human Rights Education </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASITO  – HRE for Children </l...
Intercultural  learning Working with  multipliers Young people  as a resource Human rights  approach Youth  Participation ...
Challenges faced by the DYS  <ul><li>Language as a barrier for the inclusion of all young people </li></ul><ul><li>Reachin...
More information <ul><li>http://www.coe.int/youth </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.training-youth.net </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
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  1. 1. The Council of Europe and its Youth Sector
  2. 2. Council of Europe
  3. 3. Council of Europe <ul><li>47 member states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>800 million Europeans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1949 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based in Strasbourg </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Key Values <ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Law </li></ul>
  5. 5. CoE - 47 member states EU - 27 member states CoE is not EU
  6. 6. Key bodies of the Council of Europe <ul><li>Committee of Ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Parliamentary Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>The Congress of Local and </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Authorities of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>European Court of Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat General </li></ul>
  7. 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. 8. Framework Cultural Convention <ul><li>Contribute to safeguarding and promoting common cultural heritage in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>47 CoE member states plus 2 non-member states, Belarus and the Holy See. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Aim of the Directorate of Youth <ul><li>Providing young people and policy makers with learning opportunities in order to build youth policy and youth work throughout Europe. </li></ul>
  10. 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. 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. 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. 13. Instruments I European Youth Foundation <ul><li>Set up in 1972 to provide financial support for international youth activities carried out by youth organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>The EYF may contribute to the financing of the following activities: </li></ul><ul><li>International youth meetings ; </li></ul><ul><li>Youth activities other than meetings; </li></ul><ul><li>Administration of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks; </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects </li></ul>
  14. 14. Instruments II European Youth Centres <ul><li>Budapest and Strasbourg </li></ul><ul><li>Study sessions, Training courses, Seminars, Symposia, Forums </li></ul><ul><li>plenary rooms with interpretation, small working rooms, computers with internet access, bedrooms, kitchen, leisure facilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Diversity, Human Rights and Participation </li></ul><ul><li>http://alldifferent-allequal.info </li></ul>Instruments III European Youth Campaign 2006/2007
  16. 16. Instruments IV Partnerships <ul><li>Partnership programme between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth </li></ul><ul><li>ERYICA – youth information and counselling </li></ul><ul><li>European Network of Youth Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Partial Agreement with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Instruments V Publications <ul><li>COMPASS – Human Rights Education </li></ul><ul><li>COMPASITO – HRE for Children </li></ul><ul><li>Companion – Campaign Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Matters – Gender-Based Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Charter Manual – Participation </li></ul><ul><li>T-Kits </li></ul>
  18. 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. 19. Challenges faced by the DYS <ul><li>Language as a barrier for the inclusion of all young people </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching non organised youth </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of mobility in Europe (visas) </li></ul><ul><li>Building bridges between excluded communities </li></ul><ul><li>Opening to young people outside Europe </li></ul><ul><li>More work with disabled young people </li></ul>
  20. 20. More information <ul><li>http://www.coe.int/youth </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.training-youth.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://alldifferent-allequal.info </li></ul>

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