CM(98)127 ... (641/8.1) ... European Youth Centres - Annual Report 1997

 

Committee of Ministers

Comité des Ministres

 

 

Strasbourg, 13 August 1998

Restricted

CM(98)127

For consideration at the 641st meeting

of the Ministers’ Deputies

(15 September 1998, B level, item 8.1)

 

EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRES

Strasbourg and Budapest

ANNUAL REPORT

1997

 

Contents

Introduction

1. The objectives and structures of the European Youth Centres

2. Study sessions

3. Training courses

4. Language courses

5. Programme of co-operation with new member states

6. Research and documentation

7. Symposiums and consultative meetings

Appendix : Programme of the European Youth Centres

I. Study Sessions – Strasbourg

II. Study Sessions – Budapest

III. Training Courses

IV. Programme of co-operation with Central and Eastern European countries

V. Evaluation meetings and follow-up to activities

VI. Language courses

VII. Consultative meetings

VIII. Research and Documentation

IX. Activities financed by sources other than the Centre’s budget

X. Statutory meetings

Tables :

I. Participants in EYCs activities

(Youth Directorate Programme – EYC’s budget)

II. Participants in EYCs study sessions

III. Participants in Training and Language Courses

IV. Participants in EYCs activities (countries having joint the Council of Europe

after 1990)

V. Participants in EYCs activities by age

 

Introduction

"25 Years of Youth Policy in the Council of Europe": 1997 was the year when we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the EYC in Strasbourg and, more widely, of the Council of Europe youth sector. The Committee of Ministers approved the first Statute of the EYC in December 1969, and the EYC was inaugurated in 1972. The Statute of the EYF was adopted in the same year.

The celebration of the 25th anniversary and of the main stages in the development of the youth sector provided an opportunity to restate the values on which the Council of Europe’s youth policy is founded and which still form the basis for the activities supported and organised by the EYCs in Strasbourg and Budapest:

- democracy, through the recognition of the representativeness of youth organisations, the encouragement of, and training for, participation by young Europeans in local, regional and international activities and the promotion of young people’s citizenship;

- tolerance, through the encouragement of intercultural dialogue, intercultural learning as an essential educational factor in youth activities;

- solidarity, through the management of support given to youth organisations, the approach to and management of EYC activities, the promotion of youth activities enabling the most disadvantaged young people to participate and play an active role in European society.

1997 was a year in which the operations of the EYC in Budapest were consolidated. In parallel with the activities financed through the Youth Directorate’s programme, the Budapest Centre hosted fourty-six self-financed activities, some on themes directly linked with youth and others, on youth-related subjects, carried out in partnership either with other sectors of the Council of Europe or with other international organisations. 13 self-financed activities were also organised at the EYC Strasbourg. In accordance with recommendations of the Committee of Ministers, these activities broaden the horizons of the youth sector’s work through co-operation with new partner associations and institutions, whose contributions can only enhance the organisation’s work, particularly in the field of youth.

The activities carried out by the EYCs in Strasbourg and Budapest are being developed as part of the activities of the Council of Europe youth sector; 1997 was marked by the implications of a restructuring of this sector following the "Study on the Policies and Activities of the Council of Europe youth sector". During 1997, the debate was taken up by the various youth sector bodies and was the subject of a series of meetings of the Committee of Ministers Rapporteur Group on Youth; this debate is still under way.

Over the previous twelve years in particular, the youth sector increased its means of action so as better to attain the Council of Europe’s objectives in the field of youth:

- 1985: during International Youth Year, the first Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Youth was held, the first of a series of conferences of European Ministers responsible for youth;

- 1988: the European Steering Committee for Intergovernmental Co-operation in the Youth Field (CDEJ) was set up to succeed the Ad hoc committee, CAJHE;

- 1991: the merging of the Strasbourg EYC and the EYF secretariats to form the Youth Directorate and the setting up of a Governing Board and an Advisory Committee common to the EYCs and the EYF;

- 1991: the introduction of a programme of co-operation with new member states with the support of the Demosthenes programme and the EYF;

- 1992: conclusion of the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card;

- 1995: institution of the Mobility Fund for Disadvantaged Young People in partnership with the International Union of Railways (IUR);

- 1995: inauguration of the European Youth Centre in Budapest.

The expansion of the youth sector has been accompanied by the formulation of a more coherent policy better attuned to the objectives and priorities of the Council of Europe, account being taken of the many challenges inherent in the enlargement of the organisation as well as of the need to increase intergovernmental co-operation. But the development of this sector now needs to be tailored to the circumstances of contemporary European society.

Young people at the end of this century are not the same as those who, in their various organisations, supported the Strasbourg EYC and EYF in the 1960s and '70s: how can young people be encouraged to accept a model for participation in a period of economic and social difficulty in Europe?

New ways for young people to participate in social and cultural life came into being over the previous ten years: how can these be taken into account in the activities and decision-making processes of the youth sector? The restructuring proposals attempt to answer these questions so that young Europeans will continue to regard participation, citizenship and community involvement as important aspects of society.

At a time when young people are faced with problems brought about by the far-reaching changes our societies are going through, the youth sector’s partners, youth organisations and governments, joined forces in 1997 to deal with such themes as unemployment, poverty and exclusion in its various forms. The determination of those involved with the Council of Europe’s youth policy to meet these new challenges is clearly reflected in the programmes implemented by the EYC, EYF and CDEJ in 1997. But the youth sector participation in the reshaping of opportunities for social cohesion, in co-operation with youth organisations and associations as well as with local, regional and national youth services, remains one of the key elements of the restructuring.

1. The objectives and structures of the

European Youth Centres

The Statute of the Strasbourg and Budapest European Youth Centres lays down the following objectives:

- to ensure participation by European youth and international non-governmental youth organisations in the building of Europe;

- to supplement the training of youth leaders in a European context;

- to further international understanding, in a spirit of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the study of European problems;

- to seek means of ensuring participation by young people in solving the problems which concern them;

- to contribute to the implementation of the Council of Europe’s programme in the field of youth activities.

The European Youth Centres are closely involved in the work of the CDEJ in the framework of intergovernmental co-operation. Thus, the activities of the non-governmental sector conducted in the EYCs and those of the intergovernmental sector are constantly interacting with each other. The activities of young people contribute to the formulation of youth policies, just as the CDEJ’s activities guide those of the young people.

The Council of Europe’s youth policy is, of course, closely related to the organisation’s values, objectives and priorities and is based on a partnership between young people/youth organisations and governments in pursuit of those objectives. The Governing Board of the EYCs and the EYF (twelve governments and twelve youth organisations), which meets twice a year, is responsible for drawing up and monitoring the Centres’ and the Foundation's programmes. Co-management is the basic principle according to which the Board makes decisions when drawing up the EYCs’ and the EYF’s programmes.

The activities carried out in the framework of the EYCs, apart from their value in terms of training, intercultural learning and the study of societal problems, offer a broad forum where young people can voice their opinions and outline their vision of their own, and Europe’s, future. The results of these activities make an important contribution to the Council of Europe’s work and are consistent with the four fundamental points set out in its Action Plan: democracy and human rights, social cohesion, security of citizens and democratic values and cultural diversity.

Certain activities, such as the various symposiums, provide opportunities for submitting recommendations to the statutory bodies of the EYCs and the EYF, which may, in turn, make recommendations to the Committee of Ministers.

Twice a year, the Advisory Committee of the EYCs and EYF brings together twenty-five young representatives of youth organisations; its opinions and proposals give impetus to the work of the Governing Board of the EYCs and EYF. It may submit proposals and opinions to the Governing Board, the CDEJ or the Committee of Ministers on any matter for which they are responsible under the Statutes of the Centres and the Foundation.

The Advisory Committee and the CDEJ meet once a year to exchange information and express their views on their respective activities. These meetings constitute a political forum for working out joint positions on important aspects of the Council of Europe’s policy and work in the field of youth.

The Parliamentary Assembly is a non-voting member of the Governing Board. Close co-operation has been built up with its Sub-Committee on Youth and Sport, which may lead to Assembly initiatives on behalf of young people.

As the field of youth is a multidisciplinary area, more and more activities are being conducted in co-operation with other sectors of the Council of Europe, in particular, work on:

- social exclusion, with the Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs;

- local democracy and the participation of young people, with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.

Many of the activities intended for new member states are open to the participation of government officials responsible for youth issues and have become a pre-eminent area for consultation between youth organisations and government representatives of the countries concerned on ways and means of developing a coherent youth policy and setting up appropriate structures, whether governmental or non-governmental.

At regular intervals, the Youth Directorate holds consultative meetings enabling the various partners in the Council of Europe’s youth policy (youth organisations, governments, experts, elected representatives, etc) to evaluate the EYCs’ and EYF’s activities with a view to responding more effectively to ever-changing circumstances and needs.

Finally, since 1985, youth organisations have been regularly invited to conferences or meetings of European Ministers responsible for youth, where ad hoc procedures have provided them with the opportunity to express their views.

 

2. Study sessions

Fifty study sessions were organised at the European Youth Centres in 1997:

- 28 in Strasbourg;

- 22 in Budapest.

These study sessions, which constitute the main thrust of the EYCs’ programme of activities, are planned, prepared and organised in co-operation with youth organisations and cover topical themes connected with the issues of concern to young people in society and, more generally, with the work of the Council of Europe.

The study sessions are chosen by the Governing Board on the basis of a number of criteria, most importantly, they must:

- have a multinational dimension (participants and leadership team);

- be intended for young people who can pass on the experience they acquire;

- strike a geographical and gender balance among participants;

- innovate in terms of methods and intellectual input;

- be related to youth problems and constitute an experience in participation and intercultural learning;

- deal with a topical theme and make a useful contribution to the Council of Europe's work and objectives;

- make use of the EYCs’ educational support facilities and of the Council of Europe’s experience of the themes studied.

The EYC study sessions are an essential dimension of international youth organisations’ and networks’ activities. They give members of the organisations’ leadership teams the opportunity to work with a professional tutor and outside experts during the planning and implementation stages, thereby providing them with training experience. Youth organisations also use the study sessions to promote international co-operation and spread the Council of Europe’s message among their members. In this respect, access to the organisation’s reports and documents, as well as to Parliamentary Assembly recommendations, is of valuable assistance. The study sessions are widely used to establish or develop contacts with various sectors of the Council of Europe, and the youth organisations regularly call upon the organisation’s staff for advice and information.

Each study session lasts for a week, requiring one or two preparatory meetings with leadership teams, which are made up of one EYC tutor and officials from the requesting European youth organisation.

The 1997 study session programme focused on the four main areas of the Council of Europe Action Plan.

- Democratic values and cultural diversity:

- young people’s participation and citizenship 6 sessions

- community involvement and the work of youth organisations 4 sessions

- European integration 5 sessions

- new information technologies and the role of the media 3 sessions

- the multicultural society 1 session

- the voluntary sector, exchanges in Europe and mobility 2 sessions

- Social cohesion and quality of life:

- employment and new approaches to work 7 sessions

- social exclusion 2 sessions

- student movements 2 sessions

- human activity 1 session

- consumption 1 session

- the integration of the visually impaired and hard of hearing 1 session

- Democracy and human rights:

- democracy and young people’s citizenship 2 sessions

- reconciliation and getting on with one another 1 session

- homosexuality and inter-denominational dialogue 1 session

- extremist excesses in Europe 1 session

- equality between men and women 1 session

 

- Security of citizens:

-       education in peace and non-violence 2 sessions

- peace and stability in Europe 1 session

- children’s living conditions 2 sessions

- the prevention of drug addiction 2 sessions

- prostitution 1 session

- resolving conflict through mediation 1 sessions

 

3. Training courses

Five courses, intended to give young leaders of youth organisations the skills necessary for carrying out international youth work, were run in 1997:

- TC.I: "Introduction to Organising International Youth Activities", Strasbourg EYC, June;

- TC.II: "Working in International Youth Structures", Strasbourg EYC, August-September;

- TC.III: "Training for Trainers", Budapest EYC, September;

- LTTC: Long-term training course for leaders of local projects of European significance:

- 1996-97 course: Evaluation seminar, Budapest EYC, April;

- 1997-98 course: Introductory seminar, Strasbourg EYC, September.

Features of these various training courses were:

- a substantial increase in the number of leaders of youth organisations from central and east European countries taking part;

- wide participation of civil servants from youth services in central and east European countries;

- a growing interest in these courses among young people from new types of youth organisations.

Two courses were organised as part of the follow-up to the European Youth Campaign against Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Intolerance:

- Long-term training course for 28 minority youth leaders on "Participation and Citizenship": an introductory seminar in Budapest in May and an evaluation seminar in Strasbourg in December.

Training course for 21 leaders from Rom communities in Finland in November, organised with the financial partnership of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Union, Allianssi Romano and the Council of Europe Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs.

 

4. Language courses

The annual programme of language courses is open to young Europeans from youth organisations. Over and above pure language-learning, the programme seeks to promote international youth work, intercultural learning and knowledge of the host country and of local youth organisations.

In 1997, the Strasbourg EYC celebrated the 30th anniversary of its programme of language courses for young Europeans by publishing "Learning a Language Differently, 30 Years of EYC Experience". This publication was a collaborative production by all the teaching teams involved in the courses.

Twelve courses were held:

- two intensive English-language courses in London (56 participants);

- one course for young workers in Ireland (23 participants);

- two intensive French-language courses, one of which was held in Belgium (23 participants) and the other at the Strasbourg EYC (29 participants);

- five courses in other languages were held in the countries concerned:

- German (29 participants),

-      Spanish (29 participants),

- Italian (20 participants),

- Portuguese (21 participants),

- Russian (19 participants);

- an advanced course in French in Paris (16 participants) and another in Portuguese in Setúbal, Portugal (19 participants).

The advanced course in Portuguese and the Russian course were new to the programme.

The cost of these courses varied according to the generosity of the governments of the host countries, which provide part of the funding.

 

5. Programme of co-operation with new member states

The object of this programme is to encourage youth work and democratic youth structures in new member countries and to promote the development of youth policies. The programme is given financial support by the Demosthenes Programme and the EYF, and the courses are set up and run by the EYCs' administrative staff and tutors.

The programme is intended to:

- foster the creation and development of democratic youth structures in order to stimulate civil societies;

- advise countries on youth policy-making;

- promote intercultural dialogue;

- favour and promote youth exchanges throughout Europe.

As is the case with the Youth Directorate’s other activities, the Governing Board of the EYCs and EYF attaches great importance to the follow-up of the activities carried out in the new member states and stresses the need to make sure that the participants have the opportunity to continue their training and use their experience to work towards the programme’s declared objectives. The training courses, study visits, etc, are considered to be a point of departure (establishing contact) for long-term activities. A symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern European Countries in the Youth Field" was held at the Strasbourg EYC in May 1997. Participants reported on the state of this co-operation and spoke of what had been gained and the difficulties that had been encountered. A series of recommendations was made to the Governing Board with a view to improving the activities carried out in these countries.

In 1997, this programme enabled the following events to take place:

- a training course for leaders of youth organisations in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (October);

- a multilateral training course for leaders of youth organisations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (Georgia, October);

- the third phase of the multidisciplinary project on the situation of children and children’s organisations in the Russian Federation, organised jointly by the Youth Directorate and the Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs (Hamburg, April-May);

- a training course for personnel in charge of youth information services in new member states, in co-operation with ERYICA (Budapest EYC, December);

- a study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina in April.

Grants were awarded to sixteen young leaders of youth organisations to enable them to attend training courses in youth organisations in west European countries:

- 7 young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina;

- 9 young people from Russia.

 

6. Research and documentation

The work of the Youth Directorate’s Research and Documentation Unit provides important support for the Council of Europe’s youth policy, in respect of both the educational activities carried out by the EYCs and the EYF and those carried out in the framework of intergovernmental co-operation.

The activities of this unit, located at the Strasbourg EYC, are essentially aimed at:

- encouraging theoretical interdisciplinary and intercultural research and international co-operation in the youth field;

- promoting dialogue between those involved in youth research, policy and activities, as well as operational follow-up activities;

- facilitating the circulation of information on the Youth Directorate’s activities and experience in youth research and making available work which is relevant and useful to the Directorate’s programmes.

The Network of National Youth Research Correspondents acts as a relay between the statutory bodies and between the Youth Directorate and national research circles. The annual meeting of the Network was held in April 1997.

The Research and Documentation Unit continued work on setting up a European directory of youth research, containing a wide range of information on research projects and studies, institutions and researchers in the youth field. A European bibliographical data bank on research in the youth field will be made available on the Internet in June 1998.

Two studies were begun under the research programme in 1997:

- an impact study on the programme of co-operation with new member states;

- feasibility study for developing a European standard for statistics connected with youth.

In parallel with this unit’s activities, the Strasbourg EYC Library continued its role of supporting various activities in this sector, in particular by providing users of the Centres, and especially participants in the study sessions and training courses, with documentation, bibliographies and advice.

 

The publishing programme continued, with:

- the first European report on youth;

- publication of an issue of "SCOOP", the Youth Directorate’s newsletter;

- a 1996-97 Yearbook containing contributions from INGYOs and members of the CDEJ and statistics and information on the Youth Directorate’s activities;

- a new edition of the leaflet "Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Europe";

- a booklet describing the Budapest EYC;

- periodical updating of the international youth work guide, "Europa ABC";

- publication of the proceedings of the symposium on "Youth in an Information Society" (1996), which made a significant contribution to the debate on the role of information technologies in education, training and citizenship.

A Youth Directorate website was also created at the Strasbourg EYC in 1997.

The following works were published in 1997 as part of the follow-up to the European Youth Campaign against Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Intolerance:

- the French edition of "The Beauty of the World", a report on the training course for social workers;

- the German edition of "Domino", a handbook on the use of education in peer groups as a means of combating racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and intolerance;

- the French and English editions of "Young Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in Europe".

 

7. Symposiums and Consultative meetings

- Symposiums

The symposiums bring together all the partners in the youth sector (various youth organisations, government representatives, experts, elected representatives, etc) and provide a special occasion for meeting to discuss a topical theme of major importance to the youth sector; political proposals to be made to the statutory bodies are often drawn up there. A symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern European Countries in the Youth Field" was held at the Strasbourg EYC in May 1997 (cf. chapter 5 p. 10 of this report).

- Consultative meetings

These give the various partners in this sector the opportunity to work on those parts of the programme that need to be improved or further developed (training, language courses, co-operation with new member states, etc) and to guide the work of the Governing Board. A consultative meeting on the theme "Multimedia and Intercultural Communication in Language Learning" was held at the Budapest EYC in November 1997. The final report of this meeting will be available in 1998.

 

APPENDIX

PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRES

 

I. STUDY SESSIONS 1997 IN STRASBOURG

1. Service Civil International (SCI)

"EXCHANGE 2000 - a reappraisal of the development dimension of

SCI's North-South volunteer exchange programme"

Dates: 26 January - 2 February 1997

2. European Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA)

"Creative work with young adults"

Dates: 26 January - 2 February 1997

3. European Young Christian Democrats (EYCD)

"No solutions for young unemployed people?"

Dates: 2 - 9 February 1997

4. People from Here and Elsewhere

"Function and participation of young people in societies in constant flux"

Dates: 9 - 16 February 1997

5. European Committee for Young Farmers' and 4H Clubs (ECYF4HClubs)

"Public relations of rural youth organisations"

Dates: 16 - 23 February 1997

6. Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)

"Study session on school student work towards the year 2000"

Dates: 23 February - 2 March 1997

7. International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth (IFLRY)

"Multicultural society"

Dates: 23 February - 2 March 1997

8. European Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

"Young women consuming with care"

Dates: 2 - 9 March 1997

9. European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

"Being a youngster in the workplace ... means usually special conditions!"

Dates: 9 - 16 March 1997

10. Youth for Development and Co-operation(YDC)

"Youth employment"

Dates: 9 - 16 March 1997

11. European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

"Dialogue for peace"

Dates: 16 - 23 March 1997

12. Red Cross Youth (RCY)

"Children out on the streets in a multicultural Europe"

Dates: 6 - 13 April 1997

13. European Young Christian Workers (YCW)

"Social exclusion of young people and intercultural living"

Dates: 6 - 13 April 1997

14. Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE)

"Reconciliation: the christian vision for a new living together in Europe"

Dates: 13 - 20 April 1997

15. Youth & Environment Europe (YEE)

"Local participation and grassroot democracy"

Dates: 27 April - 4 May 1997

16. World Organisation of the Scout Movement, European Region (WOSM)

"Education for peace: what role should youth organisations play?"

Dates: 28 April - 4 May 1997

17. International Young Naturefriends (IYNF)

"Democracy: more than voting?!?"

Dates: 25 May - 1 June 1997

18. European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

"Non-violent action and the prevention of conflict: constitution of a body of objectors for peace"

Dates: 15 - 22 June 1997

19. European Association of Young Mediators (AEJM)

"Peaceful resolution of conflicts through mediation"

Dates: 29 June - 6 July 1997

20. Federation of the Young European Greens (FYEG)

North-South seminar - "Think globally! Act locally!"

Dates: 13 - 20 July 1997

21. International Gay & Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"Interfaith Dialogue on Homosexuality and Religion"

Dates: 14 - 21 September 1997

22. Young Christian Workers (YCW)

"Helping young workers to organise themselves in cities"

Dates: 5 - 12 October 1997

23. World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

"Leadership - passing on the tasks: Phase III"

Dates: 26 October - 2 November 1997

24. European Educational Exchanges (EEE)

"The Global Communication Revolution"

Today's means of communication and their effects on human communication

Dates: 27 October - 2 November 1997

25. International Movement ATD Fourth World

"Rethinking human activity - a challenge for young people"

Dates: 2 - 9 November 1997

26. Young Women From Minorities (WFM)

"Women, organise yourself! Training course for organisation and project development"

Dates: 2 - 9 November 1997

27. European Bureau of Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

"Voluntary work by young people in Europe - a future for alternative civilian service in Europe?"

Dates: 16 - 23 November 1997

28. European Council of Conscripts Organisations (ECCO)

"International cooperation or: how to achieve your national goals by using international structures"

Dates: 30 November - 7 December 1997

 

II. STUDY SESSIONS 1997 IN BUDAPEST

1. European Good Templer Youth Federation (EGTYF)

"Organisation and leadership"

Dates: 26 January - 2 February 1997

2. World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)

"The loss of values, student christian movements responding to the post-communist society"

Dates: 9 - 16 February 1997

3. International Young Catholic Students and International Movement of Catholic Students (IYCS-IMCS)

"Professionals of the future"

Dates: 16 - 23 February 1997

4. European Youth Forum (EYF)

"East-East co-operation - building mutual support between national youth councils in Central and Eastern Europe"

Dates: 23 February - 2 March 1997

5. European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

"NeXXt, Y not work together?"

Dates: 9 - 16 March 1997

6. Youth Action for Peace (YAP)

"Intercultural Learning - fashion or necessity in modern world society"

Dates: 16 - 23 March 1997

7. Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)

"Peace and Stability in Europe as the Pre-requisite of Young People's Future"

Dates: 13 - 20 April 1997

8. World Organisation of Young Esperantists (TEJO)

"Making our voices be heard" - Young people and the media

Dates: 27 April - 4 May 1997

9. International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

"Future of Work"

Dates: 11 - 18 May 1997

10. Youth Express Network

"Living - youth seminar on drug addiction"

Dates: 1 - 8 June 1997

11. International Christian Youth Exchange (ICYE)

"Equal opportunities in Eastern and Western Europe: past, present and future"

Dates: 15 - 22 June 1997

12. International Falcon Movement-Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI)

"Youth - and Child Prostitution and sexual abuses in East-and Central Europe: Analysis of sexual exploitation and preventions"

Dates: 14-21 September 1997

13. International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

"Strategies to decrease the drug problem"

Dates: 21-28 September 1997

14. European Federation of Youth Service Organisations (EFYSO)

"Responses to manifestations of extremism"

Dates: 5-12 October 1997

15. European Confederation of Youth Club Organisations (ECYC)

"Geared for girls? - Promoting female participation in youth clubs and society"

Dates: 12-19 October 1997

16. Double study session: MIJARC-Europe and ECYF4HClubs

Preparatory meeting of the round table: "Mobilization of young people to address the critical situation in Central and Eastern European rural areas"

Dates: 26 October - 2 November 1997

17. European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

"The Role of Youth in the Governance of Non-Profit Organisations"

Dates: 10-16 November 1997

18. European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

"Values & Ideals among student movements in Europe 2000"

Dates: 16-23 November 1997

19. A SEED Europe - Action for solidarity, Equality, Environment and Development

"Going for Growing: Transport in Central and Eastern Europe"

Dates: 17-23 November 1997

20. International Young Naturefriends (IYNF)

"Don't let them play with your rights - A European concept for children's work"

Dates: 23-30 November 1997

21. Mobility International

"Towards independence and Self-determination for Young Deaf-Blind People: the role of young people and their organisations"

Dates: 23-30 November 1997

22. Young European Federalists (YEF)

"Explaining Europe: Between Information and Propaganda?

Young Europeans and their Hopes and Concerns about the European Project"

Dates: 30 November - 7 December 1997

 

III. TRAINING COURSES

The European Youth Centres organised 5 training courses in 1997, in co-operation with the European Youth Forum on the subject of international youth work, and the concepts of running international educational activities:

Training courses

TCI - Dates: 22 June - 5 July 1997, Strasbourg

"Introduction to Organising International Youth Activities"

TCII - Dates: 27 August - 7 September 1997, Strasbourg

"Working in International Youth Structures"

TCIII - Dates: 14 - 25 September 1997, Budapest

"Training for Trainers"

Long term training course 1996-1997:

Evaluation seminar

Dates: 18 - 29 April 1997, Budapest

Long term training course 1997-1998:

Introduction seminar

Dates: 28 September - 12 October 1997, Strasbourg

 

IV. PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION WITH CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina,

19 - 25 April 1997.

Third phase of the long-term training course on "the situation of children and children's organisations in the Russian Federation", joint project with the Directorate of Social and Economical Affairs (DASE),

Hamburg, 28 April - 7 May 1997.

Symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern European countries in the Youth Field",

EYC, Strasbourg, 10 - 15 May 1997

Information/training session ("Summer University") for civil servants dealing with youth questions in Central and Eastern European countries,

Ohrid, "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", 30 August - 2 September 1997.

Multilateral training course for NGYO leaders of Armenia, Azerbaidjan and Georgia, Georgia, 28 September - 4 October 1997.

Training course for NGYO leaders of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia",

Ohrid, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", 5 - 11 October 1997

Training session for personnel in charge of youth information services in new member states, in cooperation with ERYICA,

Budapest, 15 - 20 December 1997

Grants for training in NGYOs of different European countries for 10 young people active in NGYOs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Grants for training in NGYOs of different European countries for 15 young people active in NGYOs of the Russian Federation.

 

V. EVALUATION MEETINGS AND FOLLOW-UP TO ACTIVITIES

Follow-up - European Youth Campaign against Racism, Xenophonia, Anti-Semitism and Intolerance

Long Term Training Course for Minority Youth Leaders "Participation and citizenship"

First phase : 28 May - 7 June 1997, Budapest

Second phase : 29 November - 6 December 1997, Strasbourg

Training Course for leaders from Gypsy communities

2 - 11 November 1997

Publication of Minority training courses reports

 

VI. LANGUAGE COURSES

These courses are intended for youth leaders between 18 and 30 years of age. They last for three to four weeks. One of the English language courses is for young workers.

1. Intensive course in English for youth leaders

Thames Valley University, London

Dates: 15 June - 11 July 1997

2. Intensive course in Spanish for youth leaders

CEULAJ, Centro Eurolatinoamericano de Juventud, in Mollina

(Malaga), Spain

Dates: 29 June - 26 July 1997

3. Intensive course in English for young workers

St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny City, Ireland

Dates: 1-29 July 1997

4. Intensive course in French for youth leaders

Belgium

Dates: 6 July - 1 August 1997

5. Intensive course in German for youth leaders

Kassel, Europa Kolleg, Germany

Dates: 3 - 30 August 1997

6. Intensive course in English for youth leaders

Edwards Language School, London

Dates: 17 August - 13 September 1997

7. Intensive course in Portuguese for youth leaders

Setúbal, Portugal

Dates: 30 August - 28 September 1997

8. Intensive course in French for youth leaders

European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France

Dates: 24 August - 20 September 1997

9. Intensive course in Italian for youth leaders

Turin, Italy

Dates: 7-27 September 1997

10. Intensive course in Russian for youth leaders

Moscow, Russia

Dates: 27 July - 23 August 1997

11. Refresher course in French for youth leaders

Paris, France

Dates: 31 August - 27 September 1997

12. Refresher course in Portuguese for youth leaders

Setúbal, Portugal

Dates: 30 August - 28 September 1997

 

VII. CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS

Consultative meeting on "Multimedia and Intercultural communication in language learning"

Dates: 6-8 November 1997, Budapest

Editorial Committee on the publication of the language courses

Dates: 3-4 April 1997

 

VIII. YOUTH RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

Meeting of the National Research Correspondents

Dates: 3-5 April 1997

PUBLICATIONS:

- 4 issues of SCOOP (Directorate’s Newsletter)

- Europa ABC, a guide to international youth work

- Year Book 1996/1997 (synthesis of the Youth Directorate’s activities)

- Report of the Symposium "Youth in an Information Society"

- Modern tools for the 30th anniversary of the EYC's language courses

 

IX. ACTIVITIES FINANCED BY SOURCES OTHER THAN THE CENTRE'S

BUDGET

STRASBOURG

JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, Cracow

Study visit of Polish Students

20-23 April 1997

 

BANLIEUES D’EUROPE, Strasbourg

Parades, new carnivals and neighbourhood fête - thematic meeting of the « Réseau Banlieues d"Europe » - from tradition to innovation

25-26 April 1997

 

UNION NATIONALE DES MAISONS D’ETUDIANTS (UNME), Paris

(National Union of Students’ Houses)

National days of UNME

21-24 May 1997

 

FONDATION POUR L’EDUCATION A L’ENVIRONNEMENT EN EUROPE (FEEE), Paris

(Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe)

Study visit of « Young reporters for the environment »

3-11 June 1997

 

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Seminar of the « Institut für Völkerrecht und ausländisches Verfassungsrecht »,

19-21 June 1997

 

ASSOCIATION DES TRAVAILLEURS MAROCAINS EN FRANCE, Strasbourg (Association of Workers from Morocco in France)

Social and citizen participation of young people from immigrant communities in Europe)

22-28 June 1997

 

INTERARTS, Barcelone

Students from the «Institut de formation continue»,

14-18 July 1997

Seminar organised with the Directorate of Environment and Local Authorities (DELA) : Joint Programme for the Federation of Russia (Council of Europe and European Union) – Local democracy

19-26 July 1997

Study visit organised by the Directorate of Human Rights (Section responsible for relations with countries from Central and Eastern Europe) : meeting of deans and documentalists of the Council of Europe’s human rights library centers in the Russian Federation,

20-29 October 1997

Seminar organised with the Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport (DECS) : « Seminar on human rights Education and Reconciliation in Croatia »

21-26 October 1997

 

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Seminar « Mindestrechte gemäss Art. 6 EMRK im zürcherischen Strafverfahren »

12-15 November 1997

Seminar of the Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport (DECS) :

« Education to democratic citizenship » - Meeting between representatives from the Scottish site of citizenship with participants from the organising Committee of the Alsace site of citizenship.

13-16 November 1997

 

FUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA (Barcelone)

«Cours du Diplôme de troisième cycle en gestion culturelle » (Université de Barcelone)

8-12 December 1997

 

BUDAPEST

The list of self-financed activities is enclosed in the Appendix of the EYC Budapest Annual Report 1997.

 

X. STATUTORY MEETINGS

Two meetings of the Advisory Committee of the European Youth Centre and the European Youth Foundation. The Committee is composed of 25 youth representatives.

Dates : 21-23 April 1997 and 13-15 October 1997

Two meetings of the Governing Board of the European Youth Centre and the European Youth Foundation. The Governing Board is composed of 12 governmental representatives and 12 non-governmental youth organisation representatives, together with non-voting members.

Dates : 10-13 June 1997 and 16-19 December 1997

Two meetings of the Governing Board Bureau :

Dates : 5-6 February 1997 and 25-26 September 1997.

Joint meeting of the European Steering Committee for Intergovernmental Co-operation in the Youth Field (CDEJ) and the Advisory Committee :

Dates : 15 October 1997

Two meetings of the Intergovernmental Committee of the EYF composed of a representative of each of the member states of the Foundation.

Dates : 4 February 1997 and 16 June 1997

 

 

TABLE / TABLEAU I

PARTICIPANTS IN EYCs ACTIVITIES

YOUTH DIRECTORATE PROGRAMME – EYCs BUDGET

* * *

PARTICIPANTS AUX ACTIVITES DES CEJs

PROGRAMME DE LA DIRECTION DE LA JEUNESSE – BUDGET DES CEJs

ALBANIA/ALBANIE

16

ANDORRA/ANDORE

0

AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE

66

BELGIUM/BELGIQUE

104

BULGARIA/BULGARIE

52

CROATIA/CROATIE

29

CYPRUS/CHYPRE

16

CZECH REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

41

DENMARK/DANEMARK

34

ESTONIA/ESTONIE

45

FINLAND/FINLANDE

70

FRANCE

109

GERMANY/ALLEMAGNE

111

GREECE/GRECE

50

HUNGARY/HONGRIE

66

ICELAND/ISLANDE

14

IRELAND/IRLANDE

48

ITALY/ITALIE

69

LATVIA/LETTONIE

43

LIECHTENSTEIN

1

LITHUANIA/LITUANIE

41

LUXEMBOURG

7

MALTA/MALTE

27

MOLDOVA

4

NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS

67

NORWAY/NORVEGE

63

POLAND/POLOGNE

57

PORTUGAL

41

ROMANIA/ROUMANIE

77

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

81

SAN MARINO/SAINT MARIN

0

SLOVAK REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE

42

SLOVENIA/SLOVENIE

18

SPAIN/ESPAGNE

76

SWEDEN/SUEDE

80

SWITZERLAND/SUISSE

34

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/EX. REP. YOUG. DE MACEDOINE

22

TURKEY/TURQUIE

10

UKRAINE

62

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI

73

BELARUS

24

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/BOSNIE ET HERZEGOVINE

4

GEORGIA/GEORGIE

29

HOLLY SEE/SAINT SIEGE

5

YUGOSLAVIA/YOUGOSLAVIE

7

Non-European countries/Pays non-européens

87

TOTAL

2022

 

TABLE /TABLEAU II

PARTICIPANTS IN EYCs STUDY SESSIONS

***

PARTICIPANTS AUX SESSIONS D'ETUDE DES CEJs

ALBANIA/ALBANIE

7

ANDORRA/ANDORE

0

AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE

55

BELGIUM/BELGIQUE

85

BULGARIA/BULGARIE

35

CROATIA/CROATIE

23

CYPRUS/CHYPRE

10

CZECH REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

33

DENMARK/DANEMARK

29

ESTONIA/ESTONIE

34

FINLAND/FINLANDE

46

FRANCE

99

GERMANY/ALLEMAGNE

91

GREECE/GRECE

32

HUNGARY/HONGRIE

44

ICELAND/ISLANDE

8

IRELAND/IRLANDE

43

ITALY/ITALIE

51

LATVIA/LETTONIE

35

LIECHTENSTEIN

1

LITHUANIA/LITUANIE

28

LUXEMBOURG

7

MALTA/MALTE

24

MOLDOVA

0

NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS

56

NORWAY/NORVEGE

55

POLAND/POLOGNE

41

PORTUGAL

34

ROMANIA/ROUMANIE

60

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

57

SAN MARINO/SAINT MARIN

0

SLOVAK REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE

32

SLOVENIA/SLOVENIE

13

SPAIN/ESPAGNE

50

SWEDEN/SUEDE

60

SWITZERLAND/SUISSE

32

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/EX. REP. YOUG. DE MACEDOINE

10

TURKEY/TURQUIE

5

UKRAINE

54

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI

67

BELARUS

15

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/BOSNIE ET HERZEGOVINE

4

GEORGIA/GEORGIE

15

HOLLY SEE/SAINT SIEGE

5

YUGOSLAVIA/YOUGOSLAVIE

6

Non-European countries/Pays non-européens

77

TOTAL

1568

 

TABLE / TABLEAU III

PARTICIPANTS IN TRAINING AND LANGUAGE COURSES

***

PARTICIPANTS AUX STAGES DE FORMATION ET DE LANGUE

 

TC

LC

ALBANIA/ALBANIE

3

6

ANDORRA/ANDORE

0

0

AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE

2

9

BELGIUM/BELGIQUE

6

13

BULGARIA/BULGARIE

9

8

CROATIA/CROATIE

0

6

CYPRUS/CHYPRE

1

5

CZECH REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

2

6

DENMARK/DANEMARK

1

4

ESTONIA/ESTONIE

7

4

FINLAND/FINLANDE

9

15

FRANCE

2

8

GERMANY/ALLEMAGNE

7

13

GREECE/GRECE

9

9

HUNGARY/HONGRIE

12

10

ICELAND/ISLANDE

2

4

IRELAND/IRLANDE

4

1

ITALY/ITALIE

7

11

LATVIA/LETTONIE

3

5

LIECHTENSTEIN

0

0

LITHUANIA/LITUANIE

5

8

LUXEMBOURG

0

0

MALTA/MALTE

1

2

MOLDOVA

3

1

NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS

5

6

NORWAY/NORVEGE

3

5

POLAND/POLOGNE

4

12

PORTUGAL

4

3

ROMANIA/ROUMANIE

6

11

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

11

13

SAN MARINO/SAINT MARIN

0

0

SLOVAK REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE

4

6

SLOVENIA/SLOVENIE

1

4

SPAIN/ESPAGNE

10

16

SWEDEN/SUEDE

4

16

SWITZERLAND/SUISSE

0

2

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/EX. REP. DE MACEDOINE

6

6

TURKEY/TURQUIE

1

4

UKRAINE

4

4

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI

4

2

BELARUS

6

3

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/BOSNIE ET HERZEGOVINE

0

0

GEORGIA/GEORGIE

7

7

YUGOSLAVIA/YOUGOSLAVIE

0

1

Non-European countries/Pays non-européens

4

6

TOTAL

179

275

 

 

TABLE / TABLEAU IV

PARTICIPANTS IN EYCs ACTIVITIES

(COUNTRIES HAVING JOINED THE COE AFTER 1990)

***

PARTICIPANTS AUX ACTIVITES DES CEJ

(PAYS AYANT ADHERE AU CE APRES 1990)

 

 

1996

1997

ALBANIA/ALBANIE

10

16

ANDORRA/ANDORE

   

AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE

   

BELGIUM/BELGIQUE

   

BULGARIA/BULGARIE

46

52

CROATIA/CROATIE

23

29

CYPRUS/CHYPRE

   

CZECH REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

37

41

DENMARK/DANEMARK

   

ESTONIA/ESTONIE

34

45

FINLAND/FINLANDE

   

FRANCE

   

GERMANY/ALLEMAGNE

   

GREECE/GRECE

   

HUNGARY/HONGRIE

92

66

ICELAND/ISLANDE

   

IRELAND/IRLANDE

   

ITALY/ITALIE

   

LATVIA/LETTONIE

38

43

LIECHTENSTEIN

   

LITHUANIA/LITUANIE

34

41

LUXEMBOURG

   

MALTA/MALTE

   

MOLDOVA

9

4

NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS

   

NORWAY/NORVEGE

   

POLAND/POLOGNE

42

57

PORTUGAL

   

ROMANIA/ROUMANIE

77

77

RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

59

81

SAN MARINO/SAINT MARIN

   

SLOVAK REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE

52

42

SLOVENIA/SLOVENIE

30

18

SPAIN/ESPAGNE

   

SWEDEN/SUEDE

   

SWITZERLAND/SUISSE

   

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/EX. REP. DE MACEDOINE

14

22

TURKEY/TURQUIE

   

UKRAINE

34

62

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI

TOTAL

631

696

 

TABLE / TABLEAU V

 

PARTICIPANTS IN EYCs ACTIVITIES BY AGE

(YOUTH DIRECTORATE PROGRAMME – EYCs BUDGET

***

PARTICIPANTS AUX ACTIVITES DES CEJ : REPARTITION SELON LES AGES

(PROGRAMME DE LA DIRECTION DE LA JEUNESSE – BUDGET DES CEJs)

 

AGE

STUDY SESSIONS

SESSIONS D'ETUDE

TRAINING COURSES

STAGES DE FORMATION

LANGUAGE COURSES

STAGES DE LANGUE

16 – 18

107

7

8

19 – 20

230

24

22

21 – 22

274

34

38

23 – 24

276

28

72

25 – 26

203

32

49

27 – 28

130

24

35

29 – 30

101

15

33

+ 30

167

15

8

unknown

inconu

80

 

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