[…] The Bureaux of the Governing Board and the CDEJ set up in December 1998 a working group composed of non governmental and CDEJ representatives whose task was to study the feasibility of the setting-up of such a network. This group met in February this year and followed the conclusions of the Vilnius Seminar on «the criteria and objectives of a network of European youth centres» in order to carry out its work. Organised in January 1999, at the initiative of the Lithuanian authorities, in the framework of co-operation of the States of the Baltic Sea region, this Seminar led to the definition of a certain number of criteria which could apply to the functioning of the network and its members, as well as the possible benefits for the participation in this network:Continue reading “1999 – criteria which could be applied to the functioning of the European Network of National Youth Centres and its members, as well as the possible benefits for the participation in this network”
5th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (Bucharest, 27-29 April 1998)
[…] The Swiss representative expressed support for the idea of developing the network of decentralised centres as recommended by the Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth in Vienna in 1993. […]
FINAL DECLARATIONContinue reading “1998 – the European Ministers responsible for Youth recommend the SETTING-UP of a European network of DECENTRALISED youth centres.”
In 1991, the Governing Board of the European Youth Centre (EYC Strasbourg) / European Youth Foundation (EYF) in conjunction with the CDEJ (European Steering Committee), was instructed to prepare a feasibility study on the prospects for extending training and co-operation in the youth field.
In its conclusions, the group responsible for this study considered various possibilities ranging from the creation of a second European Youth Centre in a Central or Eastern European country to the setting up of itinerant teams providing training and support for youth activities.
Among these hypotheses, the group mentioned the possibility of setting up decentralised European youth centres in various European countries.Continue reading “1997 – A first picture of the DECENTRALISED European YOUTH CENTRES in various European countries was drawn out, presenting the objectives of these centres, their functioning and their philosophy”
4th Conference of European Ministers responsible for youth (Vienna, 13-15 April 1993)
[…] In her opening address, Mrs Lalumiere, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, […] appealed to the Ministers present to make an added financial effort in favour of youth policies, despite the difficult economic situation, since the task was a very important one: helping young people to integrate in Europe. The extra effort could serve to develop and carry out several ideas such as setting up a second Centre, a network of decentralised centres and even a European Youth Office.
DECLARATION OF MINISTERS: “YOUNG PEOPLE IN GREATER EUROPE”Continue reading “1993 – The European Ministers responsible for Youth recommend that, DURING THE NEXT THREE YEARS, the creation of a European network of DECENTRALISED youth centres TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.”
[…] The Governing Board […] recommends that the Committee of Ministers implement a global integrated and long-term training policy aiming to promote the development of democratic and pluralistic structures based on the participation of young europeans in the life of society and, to this end: […] 2. promotes the creation or the development of a network of national and regional youth centres; this network will focus on co-operation and the mutual exchange of information, and in particular with the European Youth Centres in order to apply and reinforce the principles and action on which these Centres are built and operate;Continue reading “August 1991 – the Governing Board of the EYC and the EYF recommended to the Committee of Ministers to promote the creation or the development of a NETWORK OF NATIONAL/REGIONAL YOUTH CENTRES (in the next 5 YEARS)”