Strasbourg, 14 May 1997    Restricted

    CM(97)90

    For consideration at the 594th meeting

    of the Ministers' Deputies

    (2 June 1997, B level, item 8.2)

ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE

EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRE

IN BUDAPEST

European Youth Centre Budapest

Draft Annual Report 1996

Contents

I.    Report of the Executive Director    3

II.    1996 - An experimental year    8

III.    The programme structure of the European Youth Centre

    Budapest    9

IV.    Occupancy    11

V.    Appendices

V.1.    Annual programme in chronological order    12

V.2.    Annual programme - by user categories

2.1.    Youth Directorate activities in chronological order    19

2.2.    Youth Directorate by programme categories    23

2.3.    Partnership activities in chronological order    27

2.3.1.    Partnership activities - Council of Europe     31

2.3.2.    Partnership activities - European Union     35

2.4.    Self-financed activities    37

2.5.     Occupation by quarters    39

2.6.    Participants statistics by user categories    43

I.    Report of the Executive Director

    "It takes six months to build a market economy, six years to build a parliamentary democracy and sixty years to build the civil society."

    Lord Ralf Dahrendorf

1.    Introduction

When the Council of Europe created the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, this was no easy task. Twelve years had gone by between the passing of Resolution 186, paragraphs 14 to 17 (1960) of the Parliamentary Assembly, promoting the project of a European Youth Centre, and the opening of the centre in June 1972. Delays were caused by disagreements of governments on the purposes and tasks of such a centre and by financial difficulties. At the time the Council of Europe had seventeen member states.

Today, seven years after the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe, the Council of Europe is an organisation with forty member states. Do they all agree on the purposes and tasks of the Youth Centre(s) and have they overcome their financial difficulties?

Whatever the answer may be, it would seem to be a very positive achievement, indeed, that the European Youth Centre in Budapest was inaugurated on 15 December 1995 and is now able to present its first report on a full year of activity. This means exactly five years have passed between the unanimous vote on Recommendation 24 of the final text of the third Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 20-21 September 1990), which instructed the Governing Board of the EYC/EYF, in collaboration with the CDEJ, to carry out a feasibility study on the creation of a second European Youth Centre in a Central or Eastern European country and the commencement of the programme of activities in Budapest. Taking a short look back at recent history and remembering the apprehensions of many governments about youth in their own countries in the sixties and the high priority they had given to youth and education issues at the time, it seems almost miraculous that the Council of Europe managed to open a youth centre in Central Europe at a time of scarce resources, low priority of youth issues and, generally, a fairly minimalist approach of public authorities with regard to education, culture and youth. The nineties are times where existing youth centres are being shut down by the dozen - and the Council of Europe opens one!

This report should prove that the decision of the Committee of Ministers to set up the European Youth Centre in Budapest for an experimental period of three years was a good and courageous one and that this most recent 'baby' of the organisation has learnt to walk on its own feet pretty fast.

2.    Youth and society today

At present no-one can claim to possess a social analysis of the situation of young people which would be valid from Lisbon to Vladivostok. Such knowledge does not even exist in a sketchy form. Reports on youth, where they exist, are usually national; some trends in some regions of Europe are comparable, most are not and there is great distress in the media about the 'loss of values' in young people. From a Central European viewpoint this is not so easy to understand - what exactly has been 'lost' in the breakdown of dictatorship and the opening towards democracy? Instead, it looks as if much of the ideological 'sense of belonging', which has marked the Cold War for decades has not only been a burden, but also a comfortable cushion for both sides. The enemy was identifiable and the political deadlock between both sides ensured a kind of security, which functioned even under the constant threat of nuclear war. The clear demarcation between Left and Right, Democracy and Dictatorship, Right and Wrong allowed people an ideological safeguard and, in no uncertain terms, something very tangible to believe in.

These times are gone for good, the legitimation patterns of political ethics and the societal strategies linked to the Cold War are no longer valid. What is a good society and what shape Europe should take in the future comes up as an open question once again. To break this deadlock and work for a new beginning - has this not been the objective of two decades of involvement of international non-governmental youth organisations (INGYOs) and national youth committees (NYCs) in the Helsinki process, the numerous activities of the All-European Youth and Student Co-operation and the forerunner function of the Council of Europe in general and the youth field more specifically in constantly pushing for the 'greater Europe'? Sometimes it seems to be difficult for the long-distance runner to realise that he has actually arrived.

In a period of transition, where much of the old has gone and only little of the new become visible, established habits take control of the social process. This way the old ideological confrontation can disappear from the political discourse and continue to exist in the behavioural patterns of daily life and in commercial, administrative and governmental practice. This is the situation, in all transition periods, when much is expected of education and training of young people. For the Council of Europe young people are seen as a resource and a hope for the future - it is only logical that there should be a concentration of efforts on the formal and informal education of the young.

3.    The educational project of the Council of Europe's Youth Centres and the specificity of the European Youth Centre in Budapest within the Youth Directorate

The Council of Europe has at present only marginal competence in questions related to young people and the labour market and vocational training. However, these are the most urgent youth policy items on the agenda of member states. The answer of the Council of Europe is, that the organisation - in the absence of special instruments and programmes on employment

and vocational training - deals with the effects of economic developments on the culture of young people, their attitudes and lifestyles.

In fact, be it during the Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance or within numerous programmes dealing with poverty and social exclusion, with minorities and children rights, the Council of Europe is very active in the youth field, in education and culture and in social affairs to develop policies in favour of young people and children. However, the institutional weakness is to have to react to developments and not really being able to attack the heart of the problem - increasing unemployment of young people and lack of appropriate training and preparation for life. This being said, the educational answer found in the activities of the two Youth Centres and the Foundation is of utmost importance in order to keep the civil society, participation of young people in public affairs and the constant renewal of democracy going. The world is not to be understood in economic categories only; there is more to a civilisation than its material conditions.

But who is willing to work with the immaterial values represented by the Council of Europe in times of economic hardship? For the European Youth Centre in Budapest this means not to appear with the false message that it could be the place to find solutions to some of the most burning questions of contemporary society. The Centre is, on the contrary, a long-term investment into a European development which gradually will make the old divisions of East and West disappear and lead to more equity between all member states of the Council of Europe. In this respect it is interesting to observe that the trust of young people in Central Europe, in their future as a European future is much greater than the trust of older people, who, many of them, cannot quite imagine what this Europe could possibly do for them.

It makes sense, therefore, that the Council of Europe promotes, in Budapest, the same educational philosophy as in Strasbourg. This means:

Starting from the assumption that the overall key qualification for a young person today (and not only for the young) is the capacity of learning to learn and being aware of the fact that most European societies have become learning societies where status no longer depends on acquired rights but on the capacity to adapt to new circumstances and ever-changing professional profiles, the youth field gives particular prominence to the learning of social communication skills which in modern thinking on vocational training are considered extremely important. This is where vocational training overlaps with the objectives of informal learning curricula in youth work training and where this training becomes directly 'useful' within the learning histories of participants in such training. The objectives are:

-    autonomy and self-confidence;

-    capacity to build teams;

-    good and responsible use of human resources;

-    planning capacities and management skills;

-    ability to plan and run projects;

-    evaluation skills;

-    development of analytical and critical abilities of the mind;

-    solidarity and empathy;

-    emotional strength, emotional intelligence;

-    tolerance of ambiguity.

Together with the items of youth administration like planning a budget, fund-raising, reporting, negotiating, public speaking, chairing, good use of material resources and good office organisation, this list of learning objectives represents much of what is needed in youth and social work organisation in full accordance with what is needed in business, politics, education and administration. This way, finally, the Council of Europe has a vocational training philosophy for young people.

However, the educational philosophy of youth is not the complete agenda of the Budapest Centre. From the outset, and not only for economic reasons, this Centre was also meant to create synergies between the youth field and other fields of work of the Council of Europe. Further, as part of a larger concept of co-operation with the European Commission on youth matters, the Centre should also actively seek co-operation with educational services and agencies dealing with the Commission's youth programme and it should be open to all kinds of international self-financed activities which fit into the guidelines established by the Governing Board.

This part of the programme is referred to as "partnership programme" and represented approximately 50% of the European Youth Centre in Budapest's programme budget in 1996.

4.    The annual programme 1996

The European Youth Centre Budapest was booked for 10 367 nights in 1996. The occupancy rates appear in more detail in the statistical appendices to this report. Altogether the Centre ran 70 activities which can be divided into the following categories:

4.1.    Racism, minorities:                11 activities

4.2.    Education and training:            11 activities

4.3.    Youth exchanges:                9 activities

4.4.    Statutory meetings:                7 activities

4.5.    Reconstruction in former

    Yugoslavia:                    4 activities

4.6.    Social exclusion:                4 activities

4.7.    European identity:                4 activities

4.8.    Artistic expression:                3 activities

4.9.    Women's issues:                3 activities

4.10.    Community based youth work:        2 activities

4.11.    Youth research symposium:            Youth and the information society

4.12.    Euro-Arab symposium:            The Euro-Arab Dialogue

4.13.    Preparatory meetings:            10 activities

With regard to the principle objectives of the Council of Europe this can be itemised as follows:

-    Human rights:                15 activities

-    Civil society:                    15 activities

-    Cultural diversity:                15 activities

-    Social cohesion:                7 activities

-    Others (stat. and prep. meetings):        18 activities

Another analysis of the programme would be by impact, as far as this could be registered by the staff:

4.14.    Networking, specific follow-up, e-mail links:     28 activities

4.15.    Local and regional impact:                 20 activities

4.16.    Innovation, specific training method, expression:    19 activities

4.17.    Reporting in press, TV, radio:            15 activities

4.18.    Co-operation within programmes between the youth

    field and other COE Directorates:            10 activities

4.19.    Co-operation European Union:            8 activities

    (2 Commissions, one Youth Forum of European

    Union, 5 "Youth for Europe" agencies)

5.    Conclusions

In 1996 the European Youth Centre in Budapest had a reasonable occupancy rate; in fact, with building work still going on, administrative staff only working as from 1 September and the special conditions of a "flying start" one could not expect much better. However, optimal occupation has not yet been attained and 1997 needs to show a better exploitation of the Centre's potential.

The Centre still managed to balance its budget and to prove that completing the ordinary programme of the Youth Centres with partnership activities and self-financed activities is workable.

All in all the European Youth Centre in Budapest has reached its objectives for 1996:

-    qualified staff has been recruited; with an additional temporary administrator/tutor and an accountant joining the staff in 1997 the Centre can be described as adequately staffed;

-    computerisation for staff and participants' needs has been completed, a web-site on the Centre is on Internet and the computer links with Strasbourg have been established, which should facilitate communication with Strasbourg considerably;

-    some tension about a tendency for too much power for the Budapest Centre has been quelled; the Committee of Ministers has set conditions for the interaction between the two Centres in a separate document and this is now running smoothly;

-    the activities within the annual programme - and this is true for all users of the Centre so far - have been very much in line with the principle objectives of the Council of Europe. Also in practice "cohabitation" between different users and milieus has functioned without difficulty.

It could be said that by way of comparing the first year of the European Youth Centre in Budapest to the construction of an apartment that the kitchen is now ready and that the pioneer staff of the first year have shown that they could stand the heat - now its time to think of the living room. In other words: the intellectual and educational perspectives of the European Youth Centre in Budapest are very promising and it will be important to prove in 1997 that this new establishment can make a qualitative contribution to the Youth Directorate, the Council of Europe and the social situation of young people in Europe.

II.     1996 - An experimental year

1996 was the first year that the European Youth Centre in Budapest ran a full annual programme. However, there were still some specific circumstances marking this year, which made it in many ways experimental, even if conditions to hold activities were already very good. These circumstances concerned mainly administration and the building:

1.    The Hungarian Government, owner of the building, completed the building programme during the first half of 1996. Building work concerned the installation of a discotheque, sauna and fitness room (all in the basement) and air-conditioning for offices and meeting rooms. The periods free of activities to enable construction work to be completed were: 10-15 June and 24 June - 1 September.

2.    Staff to work for the administration of the European Youth Centre in Budapest were recruited during the first half of 1996 and the full staff as authorised in the Council of Europe budget for 1996 was in place by 1 September only. This resulted in some restrictions in the servicing of programmes, reporting, translations, etc. until staff were in place and trained for their new jobs.

3.    The European Youth Centre in Budapest has been serviced by four private companies since 1 February 1996: EUREST for catering, PROMETHEUS for maintenance, PIEPENBROCK for cleaning and ERAVIS for security. Running in of these companies, coordination, evaluation and establishment of good service practice also took some time.

4.    Implementation of the plans for computerisation, audiovisual equipment and publishing facilities covered a certain time-span and were brought to a satisfactory standard by December.

This way the European Youth Centre in Budapest, during 1996, slowly grew to its full dimension, which is nothing unusual, but should be considered when analysing activities in 1996.

III.    The programme structure of the European Youth Centre in Budapest

The programme of the EYCB is set up by the Governing Board of the EYCs/EYF as follows:

1.    ORDINARY PROGRAMME (OP)

Study sessions - these are six-day international youth activities for 30-35 participants, run in co-operation with international non-governmental youth organisations, national youth committees and youth co-operation networks. (OP/SS)

Training courses - these are specific youth training activities with a varying focus of learning and open to all partners active in the programmes of the Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe. They may last from ten days to six-months (Long-term training course) and are designed for 30-35 participants. (OP/TC)

Symposia - these are large scale (100-120 participants) conference-type events on key items in European youth work, open to all partners active in the programmes of the Youth Directorate. They are of four days duration and are under the responsibility of the Governing Board. (OP/Symp)

Preparatory meetings - these are meetings of educational teams in charge of training courses, study sessions and symposia of two or three day duration destined for 5-7 participants. (OP/PM)

Consultative meetings and statutory meetings - these are planning meetings of experts on specific aspects of long-term programming and the statutory meetings themselves, i.e. meetings of the CDEJ, the Advisory Committee and the Governing Board. (OP/CM or SM)

2.     PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES (PA)

Partnership aims at the creation of common practice, exchange of information and common platforms between the youth field and other fields of activity in the Council of Europe, particularly education, culture, sport and social affairs. This title also covers programmes and meetings of the Parliamentary Assembly, Local and Regional Authorities and specific forms of activity by governments within the CDEJ.

Referring to long-standing co-operation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in the youth field, training activities within " Youth for Europe", usually run by special agencies, also belong to the partnership activities. (PA/DECS or DASE or Par. Ass. or EU agency)

3.    SELF-FINANCED ACTIVITIES (SA)

Any organisation planning international training or meetings and subscribing to the aims and objectives of the Council of Europe's youth field may hold activities in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, use the facilities and establish contact and co-operation with the Council of Europe. The programme format will obviously vary. (SA/acronym)

4.    CO-OPERATION PROGRAMME WITH THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT AND HUNGARIAN YOUTH ORGANISATIONS (CPH)

The Hungarian government and youth organisations have voiced a particular interest in placing some of their international youth activities in the EYCB. Formally these are self-financed activities, which are set out under a separate heading. (CPH/H partner)

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     APPENDIX 1

V. 1.    ANNUAL PROGRAMME 1996 OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRE BUDAPEST (in chronological order)

1.    30-31 January

Meeting of the European steering group of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

2.    1-4 February

Final meeting of the national committees of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

3.     4-11 February

Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)

"The future role of small countries and regions in Europe" (OP/SS)

4.    5-7 February

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Group of Experts on "Evaluation of the long-term teacher training course for school links and exchanges" (PA/DECS)

5.    4-8 February

European Youth Card Association

Bilateral youth exchange Scotland - Hungary (SA/The Young Scot)

6.    10-14 February

Evaluation meeting for minority youth leaders (PA/ EYC, EYF, RAXI)

7.    16-17 February

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

Preparatory meeting for session

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/PM)

8.    19-20 February

Management group of the Governing Board (OP/SM)

9.    26 February - 3 March

European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

"Volunteer co-operation across borders" (OP/SS)

10.    26 February - 1 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Seminar on "History and Identity" (PA/DECS /CPH - Min.)

11.    8-10 March

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/PM)

12.    12-13 March

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

Preparatory meeting for session

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/PM)

13.    16-18 March

Youth Express Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/PM)

14.    22-29 March

European training for youth work in multicultural settings, Part Five: Evaluation seminar

A long-term pilot project organised in co-operation between the Youth Directorate, the European Commission and the Ministry of Youth, Luxembourg (PA/EU)

15.    28 - 29 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Experts' meeting on "New technology in arts" (PA/DECS)

16.     15-21 April

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/SS)

17.    20-22 April

Anne Frank Foundation

Teachers' Conference (SA/AFF)

18.    25-27 April

Preparatory meeting for symposium

Euro-Arab Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/PM)

19.    3-5 May

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

"Culture and neighbourhoods" - Fourth project conference (PA/DECS)

20.    5-17 May

Long-term training course 95/96 - Evaluation seminar (OP/TC)

21.    5-12 May

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

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/SS)

22.    12-25 May

INTERACT - European Association for Employment, Training and Culture

Multilateral training course within the framework of Action D of the Youth for Europe Programme (PA/EU agency)

23.    18-25 May

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/SS)

24.    24-26 May

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

Preparatory meeting for double study session

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/PM)

25.    28-30 May

Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Conference with local authorities on "Community and youth" (SA/CPH - Min.)

26.    30 May - 2 June

International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

Meeting of the Presidium (SA/IUSY)

27.    31 May - 2 June

Preparatory meeting for training course

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/PM)

28.    31 May - 2 June

Meeting of the YEN bureau (SA/YEN)

29.    3-10 June

Youth Express Network

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/SS)

30.    4-11 June

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of national "Youth for Europe" agencies in Central and Eastern Europe, First part (PA/EU agency)

31.    16-23 June

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/Double SS)

32.    5-12 July

International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"East and Central European gay youth conference" (SA/IGLYO)

33.    13-19 July

International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

Music - Source of balance and tolerance (MUS-E)

International summer school (SA/MUS-E)

34.    28 July - 7 August

Europe at School

"Information - communication - freedom of Speech" (SA/EaS)

35.    10-11 August

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

Preparatory meeting for session

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/PM)

36.    1-8 September

Sheffield Gypsy and Travellers' Support Group - Association for Preventive and Voluntary Work

"Training course on network development focusing on youth issues in the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities in Europe" (OP/SS)

37.    7-9 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Preparatory meeting for the 8th Conference of European Ministers for Cultural Affairs (PA/DECS)

38.    12-15 September

Katholike Hogenschool Kempen, Workshop on the 'TEMPUS' programme (SA)

39.    15-22 September

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/SS)

40.    17-19 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport meeting of the CDDS Bureau (PA/DECS)

41.    18-21 September

Preparatory meeting for the Symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern Europe in the youth field, Strasbourg 1997" (OP/PM)

42.    18-28 September

Second part of the long-term training course for Russian youth leaders (PA/Demosthenes Fund)

43.    28-29 September

Workshop of European Youth Researchers

CYRCE (SA)

44.    23-30 September

Seminar for Roma women - Network (PA/EYF)

45.    3-6 October

Directorate of Political Affairs

Meeting of non-governmental women's organisations (PA/DPA)

46.    3-7 October

Liberal Group, Hungarian Parliament - International women's meeting

"Women in the heart of Europe" (SA)

47.    7-10 October

Meetings of the CDEJ, the Advisory Committee, Joint meeting (OP/SMs)

48.    13-20 October

Young Women from Minorities (WFM)

"Present and future role of minority women in Europe" (OP/SS)

49.    14-20 October

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European "Youth for Europe" agencies, Second part (PA/EU agency)

50.    20-22 October

Directorate of Human Rights

Multilateral training session for law students and newly qualified lawyers (PA/DHR)

51.    21-26 October

Intercultural Centre, Vienna

"Multicultural training course for youth exchange organisers in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/EU agency)

52.    22-25 October

Council for Cultural Co-operation, Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, Austria, Cultural Centre Viktorsberg

"Project: graffiti, sounds and video - a youth and social work project on arts, culture and human rights - preparatory meeting" (PA/CDCC, Min., Cult. Centre)

53.    22 October - 2 November

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/TC)

54.    27-29 October

Facilities put at the disposal of the 8th Conference of the European Ministers of Culture (PA/DECS)

55.    27 October - 2 November

Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC)

"Dialogue... towards co-operation with and between the countries of former Yugoslavia" (OP/SS)

56.    3-10 November

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

"The Balkans and the right to refuse to kill" (OP/SS)

57.    3-10 November

European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

"Individualism in modern European society" (OP/SS)

58.    6-8 November

Council of Europe and Commission of the European Union

Meeting of the Thesaurus Management Group (PA/DECS)

59.    11-12 November

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLARE)

"9th Annual seminar of European Network of Training Organisations for local and regional authorities - ENTO" (PA/CLARE)

60.    13-16 November

Symposium    

"Youth in the information society" (OP/Symp.)

61.    13-20 November

Youth Forum of the European Union

"Training course on poverty and social exclusion" (SA)

62.    17-24 November

The European Council of Conscript Organisations (ECCO)

"The right to association; an opening towards a better future" (OP/SS)

63.    21-22 November

Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs

"Workshop on consultative mechanisms between the authorities and the Roma/Gypsies" (PA/DASE)

64.    28-29 November

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Hungarian Foundation for Enterprise Promotion

"Colloquy on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/ PA)

65.    30 November - 1 December

Preparatory meeting of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) on

"The loss of values" (OP/PM)

66.    2-6 December

International Institute for Democracy

"Democratic leadership programme - A pilot seminar for young democratic political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PA/ JfD)

67.    5-8 December

International Christian Youth Exchange

Preparatory meeting of ICYE Bureau (OP/PM)

68.    10-15 December

Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/Symp.)

69.    14-19 December

Institute for Applied Research in Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European "Youth for Europe" agencies, Third part (PA/EU agency)

    

70.    15-18 December

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport with UNTAES

"Teachers' seminar on models of minority education in Europe" (PA/DECS)

     APPENDIX 2

V.2.1.         YOUTH DIRECTORATE (in chronological order)

1.    4-11 February

Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)

"The future role of small countries and regions in Europe" (OP/SS)

2.    16-17 February

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

Preparatory meeting for session

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/PM)

3.    19-20 February

Management group of the Governing Board (OP/SM)

4.    26 February - 3 March

European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

"Volunteer co-operation across borders" (OP/SS)

5.    8-10 March

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/PM)

6.    12-13 March

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

Preparatory meeting for session

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/PM)

7.    16-18 March

Youth Express Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/PM)

8.    15-21 April

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/SS)

9.    25-27 April

Preparatory meeting for symposium

Euro-Arab Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/PM)

10.    5-17 May

Long-term training course 95/96 - Evaluation seminar (OP/TC)

11.    5-12 May

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

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/SS)

12.    18-25 May

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/SS)

13.    24-26 May

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

Preparatory meeting for double study session

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/PM)

14.    31 May - 2 June

Preparatory meeting for training course

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/PM)

15.    3-10 June

Youth Express Network

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/SS)

16.    16-23 June

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/Double SS)

17.    10-11 August

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

Preparatory meeting for session

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/PM)

18.    1-8 September

Sheffield Gypsy and Travellers' Support Group - Association for Preventive and Voluntary Work

"Training course on network development focusing on youth Issues in the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities in Europe" (OP/SS)

19.    15-22 September

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/SS)

20.    18-21 September

Preparatory meeting of the Symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern Europe in the youth field, Strasbourg 1997" (OP/PM)

21.    7-10 October

Meetings of the CDEJ, the Advisory Committee, joint meeting (OP/SMs)

22.    13-20 October

Young Women from Minorities (WFM)

"Present and future role of minority women in Europe" (OP/SS)

23.    22 October - 2 November

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/TC)

24.    27 October - 2 November

Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC)

"Dialogue... towards co-operation with and between the countries of former Yugoslavia" (OP/SS)

25.    3-10 November

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

"The Balkans and the right to refuse to kill" (OP/SS)

26.    3-10 November

European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

"Individualism in modern European society" (OP/SS)

27.    13-16 November

Symposium    

"Youth in the information society" (OP/Symp.)

28.    17-24 November

The European Council of Conscript Organisations (ECCO)

"The right to association; an opening towards a better future"

(OP/SS)

29.    30 November - 1 December

Preparatory meeting of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) on

"The loss of values" (OP/PM)

30.    5-8 December

International Christian Youth Exchange

Preparatory meeting of ICYE Bureau (OP/PM)

31.    10-15 December

Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/Symp.)

    APPENDIX 3

V.2.2.        YOUTH DIRECTORATE (by programme categories)

STUDY SESSIONS

1.    4-11 February

Democrat Youth Community of Europe (DEMYC)

"The future role of small countries and regions in Europe" (OP/SS)

2.    26 February - 3 March

European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

"Volunteer co-operation across borders" (OP/SS)

3.    15-21 April

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/SS)

4.    5-12 May

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

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/SS)

5.    18-25 May

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/SS)

6.    3-10 June

Youth Express Network

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/SS)

7.    16-23 June

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/Double SS)

8.    1-8 September

Sheffield Gypsy and Travellers' Support Group - Association for Preventive and Voluntary Work

"Training course on network development focusing on youth Issues in the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities in Europe" (OP/SS)

9.    15-22 September

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/SS)

10.    13-20 October

Young Women from Minorities (WFM)

"Present and future role of minority women in Europe" (OP/SS)

11.    27 October - 2 November

Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC)

"Dialogue... towards co-operation with and between the countries of former Yugoslavia" (OP/SS)

12.    3-10 November

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)

"The Balkans and the right to refuse to kill" (OP/SS)

13.    3-10 November

European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

"Individualism in modern European society" (OP/SS)

14.    17-24 November

The European Council of Conscript Organisations (ECCO)

"The right to association; an opening towards a better future"

(OP/SS)

15.    27 October - 2 November

Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC)

"Dialogue... towards co-operation with and between the countries of former Yugoslavia" (OP/SS)

TRAINING COURSES

1.    5-17 May

Long-term training course 95/96 - Evaluation seminar (OP/TC)

2.    22 October - 2 November

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/TC)

SYMPOSIA

1.    13-16 November

Symposium    

"Youth in the information society" (OP/Symp.)

2.    10-15 December

Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/Symp.)

PREPARATORY MEETINGS

1.    16-17 February

European Youth Forest Action (EYFA)

Preparatory meeting for session

"International waste trade seminar: the role of international environmental networking in stopping trade of hazardous waste" (OP/PM)

2.    8-10 March

European Youth Exchange - EYE Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"The future of youth work in Central and Eastern European countries and the possibilities of co-operation in European youth exchanges" (OP/PM)

3.    12-13 March

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

Preparatory meeting for session

"Child labour - the European situation - East and West. Information, analysis and action" (OP/PM)

4.    16-18 March

Youth Express Network

Preparatory meeting for session

"Exclusion at the age of twenty" (OP/PM)

5.    25-27 April

Preparatory meeting for symposium

Euro-Arab Symposium

"The Euro-Arab dialogue" (OP/PM)

6.    24-26 May

Council of Europe Minority Youth Committees (CEMYC) and the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

Preparatory meeting for double study session

"Shabaab Akaliyat" - Minority youth working towards unity in Europe. A joint seminar of CEMYC and IGLYO (OP/PM)

7.    31 May - 2 June

Preparatory meeting for training course

Training Course III

"Training for trainers" (OP/PM)

8.    15-22 September

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

Preparatory meeting for session

"The role of young people/youth organisations in the process of East/West co-operation" (OP/PM)

9.    18-21 September

Preparatory meeting of the Symposium on "Co-operation with Central and Eastern Europe in the youth field, Strasbourg, 1997" (OP/PM)

10.    30 November - 1 December

Preparatory meeting of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) on

"The loss of values" (OP/PM)

11.    5-8 December

International Christian Youth Exchange

Preparatory meeting of ICYE Bureau (OP/PM)

CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS AND STATUTORY MEETINGS

1.    19-20 February

Management Group of the Governing Board (OP/SM)

2.    7-10 October

Meetings of the CDEJ, Advisory Committee, Joint meeting (OP/SMs)

     APPENDIX 4

V.2.3.        PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES (in chronological order)

1.    30-31 January

Meeting of the European steering group of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

2.    1-4 February

Final meeting of the national committees of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

3.    5-7 February

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Group of experts on "Evaluation of the long-term teacher training course for school links and exchanges" (PA/DECS)

4.    10-14 February

Evaluation meeting for minority youth leaders (PA/ EYC, EYF, RAXI)

5.    26 February - 1 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Seminar on "History and identity" (PA/DECS /CPH - Min.)

6.    22-29 March

European training for youth work in multicultural settings, Part Five: Evaluation seminar. A long-term pilot project organised in co-operation between the Youth Directorate, the European Commission and the Ministry of Youth, Luxembourg (PA/EU)

7.    28-29 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Experts' meeting on "New technology in arts" (PA/DECS)

8.    3-5 May

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

"Culture and neighbourhoods" - Fourth project conference (PA/DECS)

9.    12-25 May

INTERACT - European Association for Employment, Training and Culture

Multilateral training course within the framework of Action D of the Youth for Europe Programme (PA/EU agency)

10.    4-11 June

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of national "Youth for Europe" agencies in Central and Eastern Europe, First Part (PA/EU agency)

11.    7-9 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Preparatory meeting to the 8th Conference of European Ministers for Cultural Affairs (PA/DECS)

12.    17-19 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Meeting of the CDDS Bureau (PA/DECS)

13.    18-28 September

Second part of the long-term training course for Russian youth leaders (PA/Demosthenes Fund)

14.    23-30 September

Seminar for Roma women - Network

(PA/EYF)

15.    3-6 October

Directorate of Political Affairs

Meeting of non-governmental women's organisations (PA/DPA)

16.    14-20 October

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European "Youth for Europe" agencies, Second part (PA/EU agency)

17.    20-22 October

Directorate of Human Rights

Multilateral training session for law students and newly qualified lawyers (PA/DHR)

18.    21-26 October

Intercultural Centre, Vienna

"Multicultural training course for youth exchange organisers in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/EU agency)

19.    22-25 October

Council for Cultural Co-operation, Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, Austria, Cultural Centre Viktorsberg

"Project: Graffiti, sounds and video - a youth and social work project on arts, culture and human rights - preparatory meeting"

(PA/CDCC, Min., Cult. Centre)

20.    27-29 October

Facilities put at the disposal of

the 8th Conference of the European Ministers of Culture (PA/DECS)

21.    6-8 November

Council of Europe and Commission of the European Union

Meeting of the Thesaurus Management Group (PA/DECS)

22.    11-12 November

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLARE)

"9th Annual seminar of European Network of Training Organisations for local and regional authorities - ENTO" (PA/CLARE)

23.    21-22 November

Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs

"Workshop on consultative mechanisms between the authorities and the Roma/Gypsies" (PA/DASE)

24.    28-29 November

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Hungarian Foundation for Enterprise Promotion

"Colloquy on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/ PA)

25.    2-6 December

International Institute for Democracy

"Democratic leadership programme - A pilot seminar for young democratic political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PA/JfD)

26.    14-19 December

Institute for Applied Research in Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European Youth for Europe agencies, Third part (PA/EU agency)

    

27.    15-18 December

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport with UNTAES

"Teachers' seminar on models of minority education in Europe" (PA/DECS)

APPENDIX 5

V.2.3.1.    PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES

COUNCIL OF EUROPE SERVICES AND DIRECTORATES

1.    30-31 January

Meeting of the European steering group of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

2.    1-4 February

Final meeting of the national committees of the Council of Europe's Youth Campaign against Racism, Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and Intolerance (PA/RAXI)

3.    5-7 February

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Group of experts on "Evaluation of the long-term teacher training course for school links and exchanges" (PA/DECS)

4.    10-14 February

Evaluation meeting for minority youth leaders (PA/ EYC, EYF, RAXI)

5.    28-29 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Experts' meeting on; "New technology in arts" (PA/DECS)

6.    3-5 May

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

"Culture and neighbourhoods" - Fourth project conference (PA/DECS)

7.    7-9 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Preparatory meeting for the 8th Conference of European Ministers for Cultural Affairs (PA/DECS)

8.    17-19 September

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport

Meeting of the CDDS Bureau (PA/DECS)

9.    18-28 September

Second part of the long-term training course for Russian youth leaders (PA/Demosthenes Fund)

10.    23-30 September

Seminar for Roma women - Network

(PA/EYF)

11.    3-6 October

Directorate of Political Affairs

Meeting of non-governmental women's organisations (PA/DPA)

12.    20-22 October

Directorate of Human Rights

Multilateral training session for law students and newly qualified lawyers (PA/DHR)

13.    22-25 October

Council for Cultural Co-operation, Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, Austria, Cultural Centre Viktorsberg

"Project: graffiti, sounds and video - a youth and social work project on arts, culture and human rights - preparatory meeting"

(PA/CDCC, Min., Cult. Centre)

14.    27-29 October

Facilities put at the disposal of

the 8th Conference of the European Ministers of Culture (PA/DECS)

15.    6-8 November

Council of Europe and Commission of the European Union

Meeting of the Thesaurus Management Group (PA/DECS)

16.    11-12 November

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLARE)

"9th Annual seminar of European Network of Training Organisations for local and regional authorities - ENTO" (PA/CLARE)

17.    21-22 November

Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs

"Workshop on consultative mechanisms between the authorities and the Roma/Gypsies" (PA/DASE)

18.    28-29 November

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Hungarian Foundation for Enterprise Promotion

"Colloquy on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/ PA)

19.    2-6 December

International Institute for Democracy

"Democratic leadership programme - A pilot seminar for young democratic political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PA/ JfD)

20.    15-18 December

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport with UNTAES

"Teachers' seminar on models of minority education in Europe" (PA/DECS)

21.    26 February - 1 March

Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Seminar on "History and identity" (PA/DECS /CPH - Min.)

     APPENDIX 6

V.2.3.2.     AGENCIES WORKING FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION

1.    22-29 March

European training for youth work in multicultural settings, Part Five: Evaluation seminar

A long-term pilot project organised in co-operation between the Youth Directorate, the European Commission and the Ministry of Youth, Luxembourg (PA/EU)

2.    12-25 May

INTERACT - European Association for Employment, Training and Culture

Multilateral training course within the framework of Action D of the Youth for Europe Programme (PA/EU agency)

3.    4-11 June

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of national "Youth for Europe" agencies in Central and Eastern Europe, First part (PA/EU agency)

4.    14-20 October

Institute for Applied Research on Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European "Youth for Europe" agencies, Second part (PA/EU agency)

5.    21-26 October

Intercultural Centre, Vienna

"Multicultural training course for youth exchange organisers in Central and Eastern Europe" (PA/EU agency)

6.    14-19 December

Institute for Applied Research in Communication - Training Department

Training course for staff of Central and Eastern European Youth for Europe agencies, Third part (PA/EU agency)

     APPENDIX 7

V.2.4.        SELF-FINANCED ACTIVITIES

1.    4-8 February

European Youth Card Association

Bilateral youth exchange Scotland - Hungary (SA/The Young Scot)

2.    20-22 April

Anne Frank Foundation

Teachers' conference (SA/AFF)

3.    28-30 May

Ministry of Education and Culture, Hungary

Conference with local authorities on "Community and youth" (SA/CPH - Min.)

4.    30 May - 2 June

International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

Meeting of the presidium (SA/IUSY)

5.    31 May - 2 June

Meeting of the YEN bureau (SA/YEN)

6.    5-12 July

International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO)

"East and Central European gay youth conference" (SA/IGLYO)

7.    13-19 July

International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

Music - Source of balance and tolerance (MUS-E)

International summer school (SA/MUS-E)

8.    28 July - 7 August

Europe at School

"Information - communication - freedom of speech" (SA/EaS)

9.    12-15 September

Katholike Hogenschool Kempen, Workshop on the 'TEMPUS' programme (SA)

10.    28-29 September

Workshop of European youth researchers

CYRCE (SA)

11.    3-7 October

Liberal Group, Hungarian Parliament - International women's meeting

"Women in the heart of Europe" (SA)

12.    13-20 November

Youth Forum of the European Union

"Training course on poverty and social exclusion" (SA)



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