EU Access to Rights for Young People Seminar (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

EU Seminar Access to Rights for Young People

Expert seminar on the measures to implement and disseminate the Recommendation on Access to Rights will identify and propose possible support measures for the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 on the young people’s access to rights.  The objectives of the seminar are:

  • To explore current situations where young people have limited access to rights, as well as responses to such situations;
  • To develop participants’ capacity to advocate for young people’s access to rights by using the Recommendation ;
  • To identify the possible roles that different stakeholders can have in the implementation of the Recommendation;
  • To make proposals for specific measures and activities for the implementation of the Recommendation and identify potential partners and roles;
  • To propose outlines of practical tools such as guidelines and indicators, which later can be used in the advocacy for young people’s access to rights.

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Profile of participants

The seminar will bring together 25 participants from the following groups of stakeholders:

  1. Members of the Advisory Council on Youth
  2. Members of the European Steering Committee for Youth – CDEJ. In case members of the CDEJ are not available, they are encouraged to share the call with colleagues who have relevant experience on the topic and are willing to contribute to the seminar;
  3. European Youth Forum member organisations; especially National Youth Councils, partypolitical Youth Organisations; youth organisations that are advocating for rights-based approaches in youth policy, or are working with young people to support their access to rights;
  4. Other international, national or local civil society organisations who are involved actively in supporting young people’s access to rights;
  5. Public authorities in charge of Human Rights protection such as Equality boards or Ombudsman offices, especially if their work in connected with youth rights.

Application procedure and selection of participants

All candidates must apply online

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Deadline May, 26

A group of preselected participants will be announced at the beginning of June 2017. The selection will be done respecting the candidates’ organisations’ priorities, but also ensuring a balance between sexes, geographical regions, different types of experiences, backgrounds and organisations, institutions or projects. A waiting list may be drawn up.

Practical and financial information

The seminar will begin in the morning on the 5 July and will end with lunch on 7 July. Participants are requested to arrive on the 4 July and depart either in the afternoon of the 7 July or the morning of the 8 July (depending on the available travel possibilities).

Venue and accommodation

The seminar will be held at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, where accommodation and meals will be provided by the Council of Europe. Travel and subsistence expenses Travel expenses to and from Strasbourg will be reimbursed according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Selected candidates will be informed in due time regarding travel procedures. Working languages The seminar will be held in English.


Visa costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe secretariat will issue invitation letter that should facilitate the delivery of visas to attend the seminar.

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