Strasbourg, France 7 April 2014
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The European Commission and the Council of Europe sign a new youth partnership for the period 2014-16

The European Commission and
the Council of Europe
sign a new youth partnership for the period 2014-16

The Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and the Director for Youth and Sport; Erasmus+ of the DG EAC, European Commission, Ms Chiara Gariazzo, have signed the 2014-2016 Framework Partnership Agreement in the field of youth. The agreement renews the partnership, which started in 1998, in order to create synergy between the two partner institutions in the youth field.

In 2014-2016 the three specific themes of the EU-CoE youth partnership are: participation/citizenship, social inclusion with the focus on outreach, access to social rights and fighting new forms of xenophobia and discrimination and recognition and quality of youth work. The new partnership aims to improve the knowledge on youth and contribute to the development of youth work and the promotion of its quality and recognition.

Activities of the EU-CoE youth partnership target decision makers, governmental experts, youth researchers, youth practitioners and youth organisations for the benefit of young people in Europe. They are organised all over Europe and the South Mediterranean.

Press release

Leaflet Leaflet

January 2014- December 2016