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Youth Policy Essentials

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This publication offers an overall perspective on the essential elements related to youth policy in Europe. It poposes a set of general definitions, basic concepts and approaches, but it also reflects on what is youth participation, what is the role of different stakeholders and what are the main challenges and key factors for successful youth policies, based on practices. The publication is an important starting point for all actors looking to better understand how young people could be engaged as active citizens.

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The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

The EU-CoE youth partnership is a co-operation programme between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth, created in 1998. It is based on the principle of a balanced involvement of the partner institutions in terms of political priorities, management, funding and visibility.