Working with governements

We work on youth policy development with the governments of the 50 European States which have ratified the Council of Europe’s 1954 European Cultural Convention. (European Steering Committee for Youth – CDEJ - Intergovernmental co-operation in the youth field activities)
We set policy standards according to the Council of Europe’s key texts concerning young people. These include:
  • Youth participation,
  • Youth mobility,
  • Youth information,
  • Non-formal education,
  • Support for youth organisations,
  • Inter-cultural dialogue,
  • Integration of marginalised groups,
  • Education for democratic citizenship and human rights.
We provide policy advice based on these standards to governments.

Every four to five years a European conference of ministers responsible for youth is held – the latest in St. Petersburg, Russia (23-25 September 2012).