Open online course 'Essentials of youth policy’

The open online course equipped learners with the basic competences to engage in youth policy. Participants learned about the essential elements of youth policy, the steps of youth policy (development, delivery, evaluation), its impact in the lives of young people, and they reflected on their future steps in youth policy.

The course made use extensively of the knowledge and materials developed by the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth and from examples at the global, regional and national level. It offered an overview of the main elements, standards, issues and challenges of youth policy today. The course also provided chances for participants to learn from their own practice. 

The course was open and free for anyone interested. The course started on 30 October 2017, had a duration of 6 weeks and was structured in 6 Modules.

Introduction to youth policy


Building a youth policy strategy


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The 2018 edition of the MOOC “Essentials of youth policy” is planned for the second half of the year. Learners can enrol from September. More information will be provided closer to the start of the course.