Illustration by Mireille van Bremen; Photo ©Council of Europe

Illustration by Mireille van Bremen; Photo ©Council of Europe


 by Mark E. Taylor 



Hello social rights supporters!

Welcome to this updated and refreshed edition of Coyote – prepared when there was still freedom of movement (BC = Before Corona) and finalized under conditions of lockdown (DC = During Corona). Who knows when we will find ourselves AC = After Corona? It is now more important than ever to be vigilant in promoting and empowering young people in their struggle for social rights – so you will find much here which can be used and adapted now and in the future.

Your Coyote editorial team had quite a time participating in the Enter! Youth Week at the European Youth Centre – so many amazing people from mixed generations engaged in youth work from so many different places based in at least three continents. One of the slogans I heard was “Download global – upload local!” and Enter! was a prime example of that spirit.

As you can see, Coyote is definitely reflecting world views this time! Take a trip through our articles and:

see how dance improves young people’s access to social rights, personal development and quality of life;

listen hard to some really revealing statements from young people about their impressions and strong emotions about being in Enter!;

touch the creativity of the Youth Express Network as its member organisations put the Enter! recommendation into practice;

follow the passionate history of Bué Fixe from Sao Tome to Portugal in support of young people’s rights;

decolonise youth work from a brilliant perspective from Kenya.


And now we complete the edition with new articles:

find out how the Enter! project was born;

 discover Canadian perspectives on the Week;

 gain an overview of current research on young people’s social rights;

 understand the complexities and joys of young people with disabilities and their sexuality;

 witness how NGO’s can join forces with schools for social rights;

 identify ways for digital inclusion;

 explore a range of tips for finding out more resources;

 match yourself with the impostor, open some drawers and listen to a series of podcasts;

and, finally, start a new adventure for Spiffy as they reveal their wisdom.

We will continue to keep you informed via our Facebook page (remember to “like” us!) and the Partnership’s newsletter.

Throughout Coyote’s history there have been some brilliant articles about access of young people to their social rights. It is really worth having a look through our archive – a phenomenal amount of work by the Youth Partnership team to scan the old paper versions and upload them too! Editions 1 to 4 are also to be found in their French versions.


Many thanks for all contributions and, of course, heartfelt thanks to the members of the Coyote editorial team:

  • Larissa Nenning
  • Marinela Šumanjski
  • Véronique Bertolle
  • Viktoria Karpatszki

to the special adviser to the editorial team: 

  • Stefan Manevski

to our great illustrators:

  • Ana Soraia Mendes
  • Coline Robin
  • Mireille van Bremen
  • Vanda Kovacs

and to our web designer:

  • Lali Bouché


May the Spirit of Spiffy go with you!

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