CM/Cong(2004)Rec128 final 22 November 2004
Revised European Charter on the participation of young people in local and regional life –
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Recommendation 128 (2003)
(Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 November 2004 at the 904th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
1. The Committee of Ministers has considered Congress Recommendation 128 (2003) on the Revised European Charter on the participation of young people in local and regional life and is pleased to inform the Congress that it has adopted the revised European Charter as a Recommendation to its member states.
2. Among the concrete contributions to the implementation of the revised Charter, the Joint Council on Youth organised the third edition of the Council of Europe Award “Young active citizens” (2004) on the following theme: “Participation of young people in the prevention and fight against violence in everyday life”. The Award ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Ministerial Conference of the Integrated Project “Responses to violence in everyday life in a democratic society”, to be held in Oslo on 7-9 November 2004.
3. Furthermore, the Council of Europe's Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR) has considered Recommendation 128 (2003) and, in the light of its previous work in the field of the participation of citizens in public life at local level, expressed its readiness to assist the Joint Council of Youth in the application of the proposals for the implementation of the revised Charter.