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The annual FEANTSA Youth Study sessions over the past three years have provided an opportunity for young professionals from across Europe to come together to identify key issues in tackling youth homelessness and propose a series of solutions. The study sessions have led to a growing and dynamic alumni network with membership from across a wide variety of fields including social work, youth work, academics, students, law, architecture, public policy (local and national civil services), NGOs and others.  

The past study sessions have focused on taking a human rights approach to preventing youth homelessness while also developing and implementing an advocacy strategy aimed at raising awareness for youth homelessness among policy makers.

In June 2017 the FEANTSA Youth Study Session will focus on Housing First for Youth. Housing First is a model of providing housing for people with chronic experiences of homelessness and complex needs. It has proven successful and is becoming mainstreamed into many European Government’s Housing and Homelessness Strategies. This study session will take the Housing First model and look at how best the model can be implemented to address youth homelessness, and the specific needs which often accompany youth homelessness.

Further information can be found here.

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Applications for the European Youth Capital (EYC) title 2020 are officially open! From December 16th 2016 until February 26th 2017, cities across Europe are invited to present themselves as candidates for EYC 2020, before the eventual winner is announced at the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members in November 2017.
To learn more about it click here.
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The study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups” is organised by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

The aim of the study session is to promote cultural awareness, tolerance and solidarity among disabled and non-disabled young people and to stimulate intercultural learning.

The study session will take place between 29 May and 3 June 2017, at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France (arrival on 28 May and departure on 4 June).

Between 10 and 15 participants per organisation will be selected on the basis of the received application forms. You can find the online application form here. For more information about the content of the study session please check the invitation document you can find here.

Deadline for applying: 21 February 2017, 23:59h CET

Application must be done in English.

The participation fee (covering programme, food, accommodation, travel and visa costs) is 50 EUR.

You can find more information in this FAQ document.

A list of the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe is available here.

If you have any additional questions or require the application form in an alternative format , send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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25/10 - 28/10/2017, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 

The main goal of this project is to set up a series of meetings between youth workers and youth policy stakeholders to present and discuss the needs of youth workers in the prevention of processes of youth radicalisation leading to violent extremism. During a full four day meeting in Brussels, youth workers will have the chance to re-view work dedicated to this topic, exchange ideas and practices, and formulate key messages for the use of youth policy actors at European level. In the follow up actions, participants in the projects will be able to report on the conclusions deriving from the meetings and work sessions to their national and regional governments.

The main roles of the facilitators are to:

  • meet regularly to help set up a plan with the rest of the team

  • ease interactions with and among participants in the project

  • establish common ground

  • bring out and resolve conflict

  • maintain democracy & participation

  • stick to the agenda

  • rework the agenda

  • maintain group focus

  • record decisions and action points

  • test for agreement

  • evaluate the meeting


All candidates must apply using the enclosed application form (please type, no handwriting!). Applications should be sent to ECYC’s Secretary General Rares Craiut by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deadline for applications: 15th of June at 12:00 CET.

Before filling in your application, please have a look at the “Practical information” below to make sure that you agree and are comfortable with the practical terms and conditions for the training course. 

Further information is available here

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28/08 – 02/09/2017, SIBIU, ROMANIA

Profile of the participants:

  • Youth workers or youth leaders (employees or volunteers) active with young people in the framework of open youth work associations, groups and projects whether they are member of the European Confederation of Youth Clubs or not

  • Educators and project leaders, in a broad sense of the term, i.e. carrying out open youth work educational activities with young people;

  • Motivated to work and to develop collaborative European multiparty projects that develop the Human Rights perspective;

  • Interested in developing their competence in the themes of youth work preventing violent radicalisation of youth;

  • Resident in one of the 48 European countries;

  • Aged between 18 and 30;

  • Able to work in English.

    All candidates must apply using the enclosed application form (please type, no handwriting!). Applications should be sent to ECYC’s Secretary General Rares Craiut by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deadline for applications: 15th of February at 12:00 CET. 


Further information can be found here

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Tetiana Katsbert and Jochen Schell from the YEPP IRC in Berlin were interviewed in the framework of the German programme "Handeln für eine jugendgerechte gesellschaft" on the topic of Youth Justice. Projects developed by YEPP and the YEPP approach were a part of the interview. To read more about it, click on this link.

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Youth Volunteering & Employability Fair
Posted on September 16, 2016
Join Banbridge locality Planning Group at a Youth volunteering and Employability Fair at Gilford Community Centre, 30th September 2016, between 9.30am – 3.30pm

To register you place contact Julie Bolton Tel: 07725232566 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Email Jan Gribben: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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YEPP Albenga young people participated on a eight day exchange programme with young people from different european countries (Spain, Norway, Poland and Finland). The objective of this exchange was to “Learn how to recognise and fight hate”.
Further information can be found here.
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From June 27 until September 18, 2016 you can take part in the BeActive Challenge. Show the world how you choose to BeActive and enter for a chance to win one of our amazing sport and fitness prizes. Just share your photos or videos on your social channels and invite your friends to gain more entries to the competition.

Further information available here.

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"Civil society does not need dinosaurs to stick around. Rather it needs constant change to keep apace with today’s young people that responds to the way they want to engage."

Check this article from from Alex Farrow here.

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Participation in decision-making is one of the key priority areas of the United Nations agenda on youth. One form of youth participation at the United Nations is through the inclusion of youth delegates in a country’s official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and various functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council.The youth delegate programme is coordinated by the Focal Point on Youth at the global level, but it is the responsibility of the Member States to establish a youth delegate programme at the national level, and to decide who will represent the young people of their country. The roles of a youth representative varies from country to country, but normally includes providing input to their delegation on issues related to youth and participate in their delegation’s general work through attending meetings and informal negotiations.

Youth delegates can participate in several intergovernmental meetings at the United Nations. Most official youth delegates participate in the General Assembly, but some also attend functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council.

Further information available here.

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The EVS film festival, the video contest on Youth citizenship initiated by the French Erasmus+ Agency for Youth & Sport is back.
The European Erasmus + program guides and supports everyday youth citizen involvement, particularly through the European Voluntary Service.
For this 4th edition, in link with the 20th EVS anniversary, we invite you to illustrate the sentence: “To be 20, a part to play and get involved!” So share with us your vision of Youth involvement into the society, in all its forms.
In the first 3 editions, nearly 200 videos were posted by young people from across all Europe, demonstrating a huge civic engagement.

How to participate?

The 2016 edition is opened to people from 13 to 35 years old and living in Europe. Participants must post a video lasting less than 3 minutes that illustrates a vision of youth participation.
All practical information about the video contest (participation modalities, rules and regulations, prize list ... ) are available online and especially on the rules and regulations of the contest.

2 steps to participate:
1 / Videos must be downloaded on the WeTransfer platform <>  and the link must be reported to us through the registration form.
2/ Fill the Registration form online
The contest closing date is September 3rd, 2016.
3 Prizes will be awarded by a jury including one special for a video provided by a European voluntary EVS

You want to be inspired? Take a look at the EVSFF teaser.
Thank you to the Association Action! and the Montreuil young videographers....

Take part in this contest is also an opportunity to participate in a "special" weekend in Montreuil (France) September 22-23, 2016 to celebrate the EVS 20th anniversary and the Youth participation. 

This year, the French Erasmus+ Agency for Youth & Sport is a partner of the official launch of the European Youth Card in France. On this occasion and for the 20 years of EVS, the best 20 participants of the video contest for EVS Film Festival 2016 will win a European Youth Card: more than 60,000 discounts and benefits for young people between 12 and 30 years in many areas (sports, leisures, culture, mobility) throughout Europe.

This competition is organized with the support of Ministry in charge of urban policy, Youth and Sports , the City of Montreuil , CaféBabelAgence du Service civique, , Action ! and Carte Jeunes Européenne. 

Follow us on Twitter with #EVSFF / Facebook

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The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs - under 30 years of age - who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)into action and make a difference.

The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content. It demonstrates young people's potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Further information can be found here

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This Studyvisit will be hosted in the rural village within the community project ‘The Rural Centre of Non Formal Education’, offering an authentic experience of Portuguese culture through interactions and partnerships with the local community of Vila da Marmeleira. Since 2012, this village has hosted a variety of international projects which were ‘used’ to create a maximum impact on all the facets of this community. We take this 5 year project as a base to work on transferability towards the communities of each participant and especially on how to maximize the impact of such international mobility projects.

Further information can be found here:


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Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Youth Day 2016


12 August 2016

The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and ostentatious wealth, gnawing hunger and shameful food waste, rich natural resources and polluting industries. Youth can deliver solutions on these issues, which lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In this first year of that 15-year plan for a healthier, safer and more just future, we count on the active engagement of the world’s young people to transform the production and consumption of goods and services so they meet the basic needs and aspirations of the world’s poorest people without overburdening already strained ecosystems.

Young people are traditionally at the cutting edge, and today’s youth have more information than any previous generation. Their dynamism, creativity and idealism can combine to shape attitudes toward demand and help create more sustainable industries.

Youth are already influencing how the world produces, distributes and consumes while driving green entrepreneurship by designing sustainable products and services. As conscious consumers, young people are at the forefront of a shift toward more fair, equitable and sustainable buying patterns. Youth are strong and effective advocates of recycling, reusing and limiting waste, and they are leading technological innovations to foster a resource-efficient economy.

When we invest in youth, they can contribute to new markets, decent jobs, fair trade, sustainable housing, sustainable transport and tourism, and more opportunities that benefit the planet and people.

I am proud that the United Nations is actively engaged in supporting young leaders who can carry out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production patterns. I encourage all young people to become involved in advancing the SDGs and demanding action by their Governments. My Youth Envoy is eager to connect you to our campaigns, which are being carried out across the entire United Nations system.

On International Youth Day, I urge others to join this global push for progress. Let us empower young people with the resources, backing and space they need to create lasting change in our world.



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The course is developed to provide youth workers with competences, tools and ideas to use in their work with young people, in order to empower them to find their true place in life and in the labor field. We will work on personal and professional level.

Further information available here.

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Today is the International Youth Day!
The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This year’s Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.
Sustainable consumption entails the use of products and services that meet the basic needs of communities while safeguarding the needs of future generations. The development and promotion of individual choices and actions that increase the eco-efficiency of consumption of all and minimize waste and pollution is critical to achieving equitable socioeconomic development. See more on this year's International Youth Day.
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Can young people help to create a better Europe?

Discover the ideas developed at the 2016 European Youth Event here



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The training aims to empower young activists and leaders with competences to develop local and international human rights and peace projects.

This activity is for participants from:

ANDORRA, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, MONACO, Moldova, Russian Federation, SAN MARINO, Ukraine, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 21 August 2016

Further details available here.

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