CM(99)22...Composition of the Advisory Council of the European Youth Centre and European Youth Foundation for the period 1999-2000
Committee of Ministers
Comité des Ministres
Strasbourg, 26 January 1999
For consideration at the 660th meeting of the Ministers Deputies
(23 February 1999, A level, item 8.2)
Composition of the Advisory Council
of the European Youth Centre and
European Youth Foundation
for the period 1999-2000
In accordance with its terms of reference, the Advisory Council of the European Youth Centre and European Youth Foundation is composed of thirty members designated for a period of two years:
- thirteen representatives of International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations designated by the Committee of Ministers on the proposal of the European Youth Forum;
- seven representatives of National Youth Committees properly constituted in the member States of the Council of Europe, and other States which, by virtue of Articles 3 and 7 of the Statute of the Foundation and Articles 4 and 5 of the Statute of the European Youth Centre, participate in the activities of the two bodies, designated by the Committee of Ministers on the proposal of the European Youth Forum;
- five representatives of structures involved in areas of youth work, relevant to the Council of Europe youth policy, designated by the Committee of Ministers on the proposal of the Secretary General;
- five representatives of international non-governmental youth organisations or networks, not members of the European Youth Forum, designated by the Committee of Ministers on the proposal of the Secretary General.
The organisations, networks and structures proposed by the Secretary General (paragraph C and D below) were selected with a view to reflecting as much as possible the present priorities of the Council of Europe's youth policy as well as the reality and variety of youth work in Europe. The list includes organisations working with young people as well as organisations representing an expertise on certain youth issues.
The following organisations, networks and structures are proposed for the period 1999-2000:
A. International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations proposed by the European Youth Forum
1. European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC)
This organisation is the co-ordination body of youth clubs and youth centres in 16 Council of Europe member States;
2. Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)
DEMYC is the European platform of the youth sections of conservative, christian democratic and like minded political parties. It has affiliates in 32 Council of Europe member States;
3. International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)
IUSY is the platform of the socialist youth organisations in Europe. It has affiliates in 35 Council of Europe member States;
4. International Gay and Lesbian Organisation (IGLYO)
IGLYO's main aim is to bring an end to discrimination against young lesbians, gays and bi-sexuals and
to work for equal opportunities for all young people. It has affiliates in 26 Council of Europe member States;
5. World Organisation of Young Esperantists (TEJO)
TEJO aims to promote Esperanto with a view to contributing to peace and understanding between peoples. It has affiliates in 20 Council of Europe member States;
6. European Federation For Intercultural Learning
EFIL is a youth exchange organisation. Its aim is to promote international understanding through intercultural learning. It has affiliates in 19 Council of Europe member States;
7. World Organisation of the Scout Movement (European Region)
The European region of the Scouts has affiliates in the 40 Council of Europe member States;
8. International Young Nature Friends (IYNF)
This organisation involved in environmental issues has affiliates in 27 Council of Europe member States;
9. International Young Catholic Students-International Movement of Catholic Students (IYCS-IMCS)
This organisation aims at promoting solidarity among students as well as a vision of Europe based on values such as tolerance, democracy, human rights and justice. It has affiliates in 23 Council of Europe member States;
10. National Unions of Students in Europe (ESIB)
This organisation aims at promoting the social, economic and cultural interests of European students as well as a closer European union in the field of higher education. It has affiliates in 24 Council of Europe member States;
11. International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth (MIJARC)
MIJARC is working with rural youth in order to improve their situation, promote their training, education and participation. It has affiliates in 12 Council of Europe member States;
12. International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (IFLRY)
IFLRY, a political youth organisation, aims at contributing to achieving an international spirit of human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity. It has affiliates in 31 Council of Europe member States;
13. International Christian Youth Exchange-Europe (ICYE)
ICYE is a youth exchange organisation in Europe. It has affiliates in 17 Council of Europe member States.
B. National Youth Committees proposed by the European Youth Forum
National Youth Committees are the co-ordinating structures of youth organisations at national level. At present, National Youth Committees from 26 Council of Europe member States are full members of the European Youth Forum. Youth Committees from 7 other countries have applied for membership and Youth Committees from 6 other countries enjoy observer status. The following Youth Committees are proposed:
Belgium (Flemish youth council)
C. Structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policy, proposed by the Secretary General
The following structures are proposed:
1. European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA)
ERYICA is the co-ordinating body of national youth information centres in Europe and is the main partner of the youth sector in the area of youth information policy and activities.
2. Alpen Adria Alternativ
Alpen Adria Alternativ is an organisation aiming at promoting cross-border co-operation in a spirit of international understanding, tolerance and democracy. It develops in particular youth cross-border projects focusing on peace education, political youth participation, the situation of ethnic minorities and migrants.
3. Agency for the development of economic and social action (ODES)
ODES is a non governmental structure working in the social field in partnership with local authorities, public institutions and various actors of civil society. It implements social and professional integration programmes, in particular for young people. It has recently developed contacts and activities at European level.
4. Institute for International Migration Issues (IMI)
The aim of this non-governmental organisation is to raise awareness on migration issues in Europe with a view to recognising the contribution which migrants add to society. The organisation has a youth sector and implements projects at local level as well as at European level.
5. Association for voluntary service in Europe (AVE)
This European non-governmental organisation (9 countries) aims at promoting the idea of voluntary service in the social, cultural, economic and civic fields. It enjoys consultative status in the Council of Europe.
D. International non governmental youth organisations and networks not members of the European Youth Forum, proposed by the Secretary General
The following organisations and networks are proposed:
1. Youth Planet
Youth Planet is a European non-governmental organisation co-ordinating municipal youth councils and youth parliaments in Europe. It aims at promoting participation of young people in society at local level.
2. Young Women From Minorities (WFM)
WFM is a newly established European network and is to be seen as a result of the Youth Directorate's work during and after the Council of Europe Campaign "All different, all equal". WFM deals with the situation of young women from ethnic minorities in Europe.
3. Youth Express Network
This is a European network involved in educational and social work with the most disadvantaged young people living in particular in the suburbs of large cities.
4. European Extension
This European youth organisation is working with disabled, in particular blind young people with a view to promoting international contacts and communication through music.
5. Youth for the World
Youth for the World is an international non-governmental youth organisation aiming at promoting socio-cultural activities with and for young people in a European context. The organisation is focusing in particular on young people living in disadvantaged areas.