The state of youth civil society

Year of production: 2022

Podcast episode on the youth civil society. Youth civil society was quick to respond to the recent challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. What is the state of youth civil society nowadays? How does it need to be supported? We are discussing these questions with Alex Kent from Restless Development that has published the report on the state of youth civil society and Lucas Stede from the Advisory Council on Youth in the Council of Europe.


Council of Europe
Council of Europe (CoE)

The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 27 of which are members of the European Union. The Council of Europe advocates freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities. The Council of Europe helps member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms. The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the Convention on Cybercrime.

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Lana Pasic

Lana Pasic is a Youth Research and Policy Officer at the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. She is coordinating the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) within the youth partnership, and she is working on the projects related to youth political participation, democratic citizenship education, social inclusion, digitalisation and AI. Lana holds MPhil degree in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she specialised in Children, Youth and Development. Previously, she consulted with various international and non-governmental organisations and institutions, including UNICEF, UNDP, Council of Europe, Oxfam, Save the Children, European Youth Forum and SALTO SEE, and has worked with young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, South-East Europe, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Dariusz Grzemny